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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

Panel criticizes military on sexual assault cases

Senate panel criticizes military for making too little progress in combating sexual assault

Thursday - 03/14/2013, 01:18pm EDT

Senate Democrats unveil budget blueprint

Senate Democrats unveil budget blueprint calling for new taxes, reversing spending cuts

Thursday - 03/14/2013, 03:08am EDT

Senate panel to question Obama's SEC nominee

Mary Jo White, Obama's pick to lead SEC, faces Senate panel; confirmation expected

Tuesday - 03/12/2013, 11:30am EDT

Senate budget bill extends federal pay freeze through 2013

Senate Democrats and Republicans released a 2013 government funding bill Monday that includes language to extend the federal pay freeze through the end of the calendar year, while providing additional funding for domestic priorities like health research and highway projects.

Tuesday - 03/12/2013, 05:49am EDT

Senate Democrats unveil government funding bill

Senate Democrats unveil government funding bill to prevent shutdown as long-term battles loom

Tuesday - 03/12/2013, 03:18am EDT

Obama presses on with GOP charm offensive

Obama presses on with GOP charm offensive, extends lunch invitation to Paul Ryan

Friday - 03/08/2013, 06:42am EST

After filibuster, Senate confirms Brennan for CIA

Senate confirms Brennan as CIA director after Paul filibuster, White House statement on drones

Friday - 03/08/2013, 03:44am EST

Sen. Carl Levin will not seek re-election in 2014

Democrat Levin says he will not seek re-election in 2014; creates open Senate seat in Michigan

Friday - 03/08/2013, 03:19am EST

Senate Democrat unveils bill preventing shutdown

Top Senate Democrat Mikulski unveils bill preventing government shutdown

Thursday - 03/07/2013, 06:19pm EST

Members of Congress confident budget deal can be reached to avert shutdown

Congress missed the deadline to avert sequestration last week. And now a deadline to prevent a government shutdown at the end of the month is barreling toward lawmakers. But members of both chambers and from both sides of the aisle say they're confident they can work out a deal to keep the government running.The likely sticking point is how the the automatic budget cuts, known as sequestration, will continue to play out. House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Sen. Tom Coburn (R- Okla.) discuss the continuing resolution and sequestration on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Thursday - 03/07/2013, 06:10pm EST
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Senator ends long floor speech blocking CIA pick

Kentucky senator ends lengthy speech blocking Obama's nominee to lead CIA

Thursday - 03/07/2013, 03:46am EST

McCain, Graham warn on CIA nominee vote

McCain, Graham say they want answers from Obama administration, oppose CIA chief until then

Monday - 03/04/2013, 11:18am EST

Obama to tap Walmart's Burwell for OMB chief

Obama to nominate Walmart Foundation head Sylvia Burwell for budget chief

Monday - 03/04/2013, 06:10am EST

Gridlock: No budging at the budget-cuts deadline

No budging on budget cuts: Combative Obama, Republicans blame each other at sequester deadline

Saturday - 03/02/2013, 06:04am EST

Intel committee to vote next week on CIA nominee

Leaders of Senate Intelligence Committee say panel set to vote next week on Brennan nomination

Friday - 03/01/2013, 04:36am EST

Cuts imminent, Senate rejects stopgap efforts

Cuts coming: With time short, Senate scuttles rival plans to head off the automatic reductions

Friday - 03/01/2013, 03:24am EST

Lew set to start at Treasury as budget cuts loom

Confirmed by Senate, Lew to start at Treasury a day before big budget cuts set to take effect

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 12:10pm EST

As budget cuts loom, is government shutdown next?

With budget cuts imminent, Congress turning to avoiding government shutdown in less than month

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 02:56am EST

Senate confirms Hagel for defense secretary

Senate votes to confirm President Barack Obama's pick of Chuck Hagel for defense secretary

Wednesday - 02/27/2013, 03:18am EST
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