Week in Review

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Charges filed against TSA screeners, House passes cybersecurity bill, Supreme Court hears Arizona immigration case, and more.

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  • The Senate passed a U.S. Postal Service (USPS) measure that would give the deeply indebted agency nearly $11 billion toward buyouts and early retirement incentives for thousands of workers.
  • The Supreme Court heard oral arguments over a controversial Arizona immigration law that requires local police to question and detain people suspected of being in the country illegally.
  • The House passed CISPA, a cybersecurity bill that would broaden the intelligence community’s ability to share classified information with private business, notwithstanding an Office of Management and Budget (OMB) email indicating that President Obama would veto the bill.
  • Charges were brought by the U.S. Attorneys Office in federal court against Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners accused of taking bribes to allow drugs to pass through Los Angeles International airport checkpoints.
  • The House plans to vote Friday on a $5.9 billion Republican bill preventing interest rates on federal student loans from doubling this summer.
  • A House committee approved a measure increasing federal employee contributions to retirement plans.