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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.
Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) joined a bipartisan group of members today in helping pass an amendment to give the Defense Department authority to train and equip Syrians fighting the terrorist group ISIL. The amendment was added to a bill that will fund operations of the government until December 11th.
The International Franchise Association has named Reps. Dan Lipinski (D-IL) and Todd Young (R-IN) as its 2014 Legislator of the Year award recipients during IFA's 15th Annual Public Affairs Conference. The Legislator of the Year Award is given to lawmakers that support a pro-franchising, pro-business agenda.
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.