Reporters' Roundup: Congress to update Hatch Act?

Tuesday - 6/21/2011, 8:39pm EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

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Jared Serbu, Reporter, Federal News Radio

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  • House lawmakers want to update the Hatch Act. The last time Congress changed the 1939 law governing political activity of federal employees was in 1993, before the Internet, Facebook and Twitter. Federal News Radio's Jason Miller provides details on today's hearing about why Congress wants to modernize the Hatch Act.
  • Administration officials on Capitol Hill today heard some concerns about the White House's cyber security proposal. Federal News Radio reporter Jared Serbu says the chairman of one subcommittee that will have a big role in cyber legislation is concerned the administration's proposal would take too long to implement.