Two lawmakers plan to introduce bipartisan border legislation that they say would treat all unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border equally and ensure due process. Though text of the legislation isn't available, a July 16 statement from Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) it would allow for voluntary reunification of children with their families whether they are from Mexico, Central America or any other country.
The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention admitted that a recent incident potentially exposing staff to anthrax has revealed a "pattern" of poor safety measures in handling such dangerous pathogens over the years.
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By a 93-4 vote, the Senate reauthorized the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, or TRIA, which was set to expire at the end of the year. Under the bill (S. 2244), the program - which has already been extended and modified twice since it was first enacted in 2002 - would be extended for another seven years.
The proliferation of smart-grid technology and the integration of more devices into the electric grid system will only add to the complex security matters facing the grid in the United States, says a report from the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress.
Three top House Democrats are urging the Homeland Security Department inspector general to investigate questionable tactics by Motorola related to sales of public safety communications equipment to government agencies.
Port of entry infrastructure along the U.S. borders has struggled to keep up with the needs of cross-border trade and travelers, lawmakers and federal officials testing during a House hearing.
Intelligence agencies and analysts have far overestimated the threat posed by so-called "lone wolf" terrorists, a prominent Spanish terrorism analyst said July 15 during a talk at the Brookings Institution.
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While only 15 percent of Americans say they approve of Congress, it's a jump from last year's record low of 9 percent, a recent Gallup poll finds. The July 15 poll of 1,013 adults from July 1-10 is virtually unchanged from the 16-percent approval recorded in the prior month. The margin of sampling error for the poll is 4 percentage points.