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House Passes Amendment Defunding Sessions' Criminal Asset Forfeiture Proposal

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On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment, sponsored by Representatives Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), Jamie Raskin(D-MD), and John Conyers (D-MI), blocking funding for U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ proposed reinstatement of civil asset forfeiture, a controversial procedure used by law enforcement agencies to seize the belongings of those accused of a crime.

House Subpoenas Flynn, Others in Russia Probe

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The House Intelligence Committee issued subpoenas Wednesday to former national security adviser Michael Flynn and President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, as part of its investigation into the Trump Administration’s Russian ties and possible activity during the 2016 election.

House Unanimously Passes Evidence-Based Policymaking Bill

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act (H.R. 4174), which is based on the findings of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking (the Commission), and seeks to improve the use of data in making decisions pertaining to agency operations, ostensibly shifting policymaking increasingly toward a data-driven approach to evaluating program success.

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Sorting Through Cybersecurity

Tune in to FEDtalk this week for a discussion on the importance of cybersecurity within the federal government. As the federal government becomes increasingly digital, it also becomes increasingly at risk for cyberattacks. Experts in the cybersecurity community will discuss what these threats look like and how the federal workforce can prepare for them.

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FLEOA Encourages Passage of EAGLES Act Following Wave of Mass Public Violence

Nathan Catura, President of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA), the nation’s largest non-partisan, not-for-profit professional association representing more than 27,000 federal law enforcement officers and agents across 65 federal agencies, today issued the following statement in support of the EAGLES Act.

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