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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

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
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