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Senate News

Retiring senator faces a $4.8 million decision

Sen. Max Baucus' decision not to run for re-election in 2014 leaves the Montana Democrat with more than $4.8 million in campaign money -- and no campaign to spend it on.

Wednesday - 04/24/2013, 08:50pm EDT

Labor nominee Perez pledges open mind

Labor nominee Perez pledges open mind, willingness to work with business, labor to create jobs

Thursday - 04/18/2013, 02:26pm EDT

Report: US footing greater bill for overseas bases

Report: US paying more for overseas bases in Germany, Japan, South Korea despite troop shifts

Thursday - 04/18/2013, 04:10am EDT

Police said to have suspect in mind in ricin case

Senator: Police have suspect in mind in mailing to Miss senator that tests positive for ricin

Wednesday - 04/17/2013, 12:14pm EDT

2014 budget takes center stage on Capitol Hill

With the release of the White House's 2014 budget proposal last week, budget season on Capitol Hill is in full swing. But while Congress will be debating the merits of the President's budget plan via a flurry of congressional hearings this week, the permanent director's chair at the Office of Management and Budget remains vacant.

Monday - 04/15/2013, 08:25pm EDT

Congress repeals STOCK Act reporting requirements for senior execs

Congress approved a bill Friday to eliminate expanded financial-disclosure reporting requirements for Senior Executive Service members, just days before the new requirements were to go into effect. Both the House and Senate approved the measure by unanimous consent. The expanded reporting requirements were set to go into effect Monday.

Friday - 04/12/2013, 03:18pm EDT

Senate endorses Sally Jewell for interior chief

Senate approves REI chief Sally Jewell for interior secretary

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 11:30pm EDT

Agency collaboration key to saving money

As the new chairman of the Senate Governmental Affairs subcommittee that oversees the federal workforce and government efficiency, Sen. Jon Tester says he will work to improve government services by pushing for better inter-agency collaboration and smarter investments that produce results.

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 06:58pm EDT

Postal Service backs down on ending Saturday mail

The U.S. Postal Service has reversed its decision to end Saturday mail delivery service, saying Congress gave it no choice when it passed a 2013 appropriations bill last month that continued a ban on five-day delivery.

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 02:04pm EDT

Senate confirms White to head SEC

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Mary Jo White's nomination as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, making her the first former prosecutor to lead the federal agency that oversees Wall Street.

Monday - 04/08/2013, 06:26pm EDT

Coburn calls on OPM to fire feds 'paid to do nothing'

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) has written to Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry, saying the office should take steps to offload federal workers and contractors who don't show up for work, aren't performing official duties or "are simply not working at all." In the letter, Coburn, the ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said doing so could prevent the need to furlough critical employees under sequestration.

Friday - 03/29/2013, 03:04pm EDT

Debate rages over USPS delivery changes

The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service announced last month it would end Saturday delivery of first-class mail. But a new legal decision from the Government Accountability Office seemed to offer more questions than answers.

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 07:14pm EDT

Budget battle and the economy

On this week's Bloomberg Government Capital Impact show, analysts will compare the House and Senate budget proposals, and discuss sequestration's impact on the economy.
March 21, 2013

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 07:02pm EDT
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Senate panel endorses Jewell for Interior chief

Senate Energy Committee advances nomination of Sally Jewell for Interior secretary

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 02:11pm EDT

Senate approves huge 2013 spending bill, averting shutdown

Senate votes to avert government shutdown, lock in $85 billion in cuts _ with some flexibility

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 02:43am EDT

Catchall spending bill advances in Senate

Catchall spending bill advances in Senate; likely to clear Congress this week

Tuesday - 03/19/2013, 02:46am EDT

Senate GOP tells Obama to tone down the attacks

Republicans: For deficit deal, Obama must tone down attacks and push Dems to support changes.

Friday - 03/15/2013, 11:22am EDT

Lew hopeful on reaching a budget breakthrough

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Thursday that he is optimistic that President Barack Obama will be able to reach an agreement with Republicans in Congress to break a budget impasse that's triggered across-the-board government spending cuts.

Friday - 03/15/2013, 10:40am EDT

Senate Democrats push budget through committee

Senate Democrats have pushed a budget through committee that calls for roughly $1 trillion in new tax revenues over the coming decade and increases spending slightly over current projections.

Thursday - 03/14/2013, 09:20pm EDT

2014 budget battle lines drawn around federal pay, benefits

When it comes to the federal workforce, the competing House and Senate budget plans differ greatly in tone and style. But when it comes to making the federal government run more efficiently and finding cost-savings in federal operations, the two plans are more alike than you might think.

Thursday - 03/14/2013, 06:09pm EDT
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