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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Alabama Newsletter for Sunday August 18, 2019 ( 7 items )  

Cruz, Cornyn, Babin Call on NASA to Award Lunar Lander Program to Johnson Space Center
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, issued the following news release: In response to a news report that NASA will designate the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, to lead the development of the human-classed lunar lander for the Artemis program over the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas - which has served as NASA's lead center for human spaceflight for more than half a century - U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) along with Rep. Brian Babi  more

GAO Issues Report on Defense Acquisition Workforce
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the Department of Defense's implementation of human capital flexibilities for its acquisition workforce. The report (GAO-19-509) is titled "Defense Acquisition Workforce: DOD Increased Use of Human Capital Flexibilities but Could Improve Monitoring". The report was sent to Sen. James M. Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, chairman, Sen. Jack Reed, D-Rhode Island, ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sen. Richar  more

GAO Issues Report on Defense Travel
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on problems related to improper payments in the Department of Defense's travel pay program. The report (GAO-19-530) is titled "Defense Travel: DOD Should Strengthen Its Ongoing Actions to Reduce Improper Travel Payments". The report was sent to Rep. Gary J. Palmer, R-Alabama, on Aug. 15. Here are excerpts of summaries associated with the report. What GAO Found: "The Department of Defense's (DOD) Defense Travel Syst  more

GAO Issues Report on Future Warfare
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the the Army's implementation of a new warfighting concept to guide how its forces will engage jointly with other services in multiple domains, especially in cyber and space. The report (GAO-19-570) is titled "Future Warfare: Army Is Preparing for Cyber and Electronic Warfare Threats, but Needs to Fully Assess the Staffing, Equipping, and Training of New Organizations". The report was sent to Sen. James M. Inhofe  more

Rep. Sewell Announces $127,877 in Grant Funding to Support Opportunity Zones in the Black Belt
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 -- Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Alabama, issued the following news release: * * * - Delta Regional Authority Invests in Opportunity Alabama, a Non-Profit that Supports Investing in Opportunity Zones * * * U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced today the Delta Regional Authority has recently awarded $127,877 to Opportunity Alabama in support of rural revitalization and development in opportunity zones across the Black Belt. Alabama's Black Belt is the only region in the state wi  more

Rep. Sewell Issues Statement on Israel's Decision to Block Members of Congress from Entering the Country
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Alabama, issued the following statement regarding the Government of Israel's decision to prevent Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from entering the country: "Prime Minister Netanyahu's decision to deny Congresswomen Tlaib and Omar entry to Israel is both outrageous and misguided. "When I first traveled to Israel, I learned about the nation's critical importance in the region and gained unique insight into the security challenges and existential thr  more

Sen. Shelby: Birmingham Native Completes Senate Page Program
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- Sen. Richard C. Shelby, R-Alabama, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that Alison Gaston of Birmingham, Alabama, has completed the U.S. Senate Page Program on Capitol Hill. During her time as a Senate page in Washington, Gaston was responsible for preparing the chamber for Senate sessions, delivering bills and amendments to the Senate desk, and distributing correspondence and other legislative documents throughout Cong  more