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News Tipoffs for Oregon Editors Newsletter for Sunday August 02, 2020 ( 9 items )  

9 Trump Nominees, Including Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Received by Senate
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- The Senate received the nominations of nine individuals for positions in the federal government on July 29: Craig Duehring, of Virginia, to be a Deputy Under Secretary of Defense. Gregory Autry, of California, to be Chief Financial Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Robert E. Primus, of New Jersey, to be a Member of the Surface Transportation Board for a term expiring December 31, 2022. Theodore Rokita, of Indiana, to be a Director of the Amtrak Boa  more

GAO Issues Report on Climate Change
WASHINGTON, July 29 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report (GAO-20-555) entitled "Climate Change: USAID Is Taking Steps to Increase Projects' Resilience, but Could Improve Reporting of Adaptation Funding". The report was sent to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-Rhode Island, ranking member of the Senate Environment and Public Works subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Massachusetts, Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon  more

GAO Issues Report on COVID-19 Contracting
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report (GAO-20-632) entitled "Covid-19 Contracting: Observations on Federal Contracting in Response to the Pandemic". The report was sent to Sen. Richard C. Shelby, R-Alabama, chairman, Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vermont, vice chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Sen. James M. Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, chairman, Sen. Jack Reed, D-Rhode Island, ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sen. Lamar Alexander,  more

GAO Issues Report on Over-The-Counter Drugs
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report (GAO-20-572) entitled "Over-The-Counter Drugs: Information on FDA's Regulation of Most OTC Drugs". The report was sent to Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, chairman, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington, ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-New Jersey, chairman, and Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon, Republican leader of the House Energy and Commerce Committee,  more

GAO Issues Report on Public Health Preparedness
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report (GAO-20-601R) entitled "Public Health Preparedness: HHS Has Taken Some Steps to Implement New Authority to Speed Medical Countermeasure Innovation". The report was sent to Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, chairman, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington, ranking member of the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee, Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-New Jersey, chairman, and Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon, Republican le  more

House Appropriations Issues Report on Financial Services, General Government Appropriations Bill - Title V - Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation (Part 9 of 14)
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- The House Appropriations Committee issued a report (H.Rpt. 116-456) in explanation of the accompanying bill (H.R. 7668) making appropriations for financial services and general government for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2021. The report was advanced by Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Illinois, on July 17. (Continued from Part 8 of 14) Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation SALARIES AND EXPENSES Appropriation, fiscal year 2020 ... $1,670,000 Budget request, fiscal year 2021  more

Oregon Cooperative Agreement Makes $200,000 Available for Natural Resource Management Education, Training
WASHINGTON, July 29 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Portland District announced that it expects to award a cooperative agreement for natural resource management education and training in Lane County, Oregon. The award ceiling for this funding opportunity is $200,000. The category of funding activity is natural resources. Information on Eligibility: Qualified non-Federal public, or nonprofit entity. The agency description of the cooperative agreement states: "The US Army Corps of Engineers  more

Senate Conducted 11 Committee Hearings on July 29
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- The U.S. Senate conducted 11 committee hearings on July 29, 2020: CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's semi-annual report to Congress, including S. 3975, to amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to provide for whistleblower incentives and protection, after receiving testimony from Kathleen L. Kraninger, Director, Consumer Fin  more

Senate Publishes Executive Communications on July 23 Involving Regulations Published in Federal Register
WASHINGTON, July 28 -- The Senate on July 23 published 36 executive communications involving regulations that were published in the Federal Register: EC-5116. A communication from the Director of the Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled "Trichoderma atroviride strain SC1; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance" (FRL No. 10008-04-OCSPP) received in the Office of the President of the Senate on July 21,  more