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SIA eyes federal budget resolution

September 24, 2013Leif Kothe

WASHINGTON—The crisis in Syria only further roils what was already expected to be a turbulent few months in Congress leading up to the holidays. Despite the din, the Security Industry Association has developed a plan to advance some of its own objectives, of which there are many.In the forefront is the resolution on the federal budget, Don Erickson, CEO of SIA, told Security Systems News. SIA will track the resolution closely to determine what funding levels end users can expect to see. The...

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General News

Border security looms large for SIA

August 14, 2013Leif Kothe

WASHINGTON—Weeks into the legislative lull of August, the Security Industry Association is gearing up for Congress to return to session in September, when lawmakers in the House will tackle immigration reform. The association's approach remains less ideological than informational, Marcus Dunn, director of government relations for SIA, told Security Systems News. The focus is fixed squarely on border security, which is likely to be a major component of any immigration legislation, whether...

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Monitoring Matters

Senate Immigration Bill: On to the House

July 9, 2013Leif Kothe

Fifteen days after the Senate passed S. 744—the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act—the House Republican caucus will hold a meeting to discuss immigration, just as the House prepares to tackle its own legislation, should it follow through on Speaker John Boehner's plans to scrap the Senate bill. The meeting, which will be private, is slated for Wednesday, July 10. The Senate bill, which passed 68-32 on June 27, would earmark about $46 million...

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