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The Department of Homeland Security doesn't know how much it spends on R&D, making it difficult for the sprawling agency to oversee and coordinate those efforts, according to the Government Accountability Office. R&D at DHS is "inherently fragmented," David Maurer, GAO's director of homeland security and justice, told a House hearing. This is because each of several components of the agency–the Science and Technology Directorate, the Coast Guard, and the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office–are given R&D responsibilities by law. Meanwhile, other DHS components may pursue and conduct their own R&D efforts as long as those activities are coordinated through the S&T office, Maurer said.
After years and years of bitter squabbling over every last penny, peace finally seems to have broken out at the Regional Transportation Authority.
Thirty-four House Democrats bucked their party to vote against Obamacare when it passed in 2010. Today, only four of those lawmakers are still in office and running for reelection this fall.
New GAO Report Reveals that Taxpayer Dollars are Paying for Health Insurance Plans in ACA that Include Abortions09/16/2014
Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) is reacting to the Government Accountability Office's (GAO) new report on abortion coverage in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The report shows that taxpayer dollars are currently going to pay for over one thousand health insurance plans that include abortion.
Rep. Lipinski Stands with Middle Class; Supports Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act09/16/2014
In a bipartisan vote Monday night, the House of Representatives approved the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act (RAMI), H.R. 2996. The bill, cosponsored by Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3), would boost American manufacturing by establishing a network of manufacturing innovation and enabling public-private partnerships through centers for manufacturing innovation.
Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) has announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration has awarded a $10 million grant for noise mitigation measures around Midway Airport. In all, the federal government will provide sound insulation for 364 homes, improving the quality of life for almost one thousand people.