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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

US Senate panel backs Lew nomination for Treasury

Senate Finance Committee approves Obama's nominee Jacob Lew to be US Treasury secretary

Tuesday - 02/26/2013, 01:53pm EST

Senate panel likely to vote this week on CIA pick

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee says she expects the panel to vote later this week on the nomination of John Brennan to be director of the CIA.

Monday - 02/25/2013, 08:10pm EST

Coburn calls for partial federal job freeze as sequestration nears

The Republican senator from Oklahoma is asking the Office of Management and Budget to require agencies to stop hiring for certain positions. Instead, he would like that funding put towards mission critical jobs that could be affected by sequestration cuts. Coburn, the ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, found 10 jobs listed on USAJobs.gov that he believes could be frozen. He says this would give agencies $1.4 million to spend on positions like border security officers and TSA screeners.

Monday - 02/25/2013, 03:03pm EST

Senate panel plans Tuesday vote on Lew nomination

Senate committee plans Tuesday vote on Jack Lew, Obama's nominee to be treasury secretary

Monday - 02/25/2013, 09:56am EST

Federal Drive Interviews -- Feb. 25, 2013

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is concerned new regulations may make whistleblowers even more reluctant to report tax fraud to the IRS. OMB Controller Danny Werfel says $85 billion in cuts under sequestration would hurt every state. Maj. Gen. Brett Williams says the U.S. Cyber Command is trying to figure how to normalize operations alongside air, land and sea capabilities. Lynn Singleton, director of environmental services at Lockheed Martin, talks about helping agencies move their email to the cloud. Dr. Milton Corn explains why The National Library of Medicine is monitoring social media.

Monday - 02/25/2013, 09:34am EST

Hagel's GOP foes signal vote should go on

Hagel's GOP opponents say vote on his Pentagon nomination should go ahead despite concerns

Tuesday - 02/19/2013, 01:14pm EST

Obama attempting to change face of the judiciary

Obama wants to change the face of the federal judiciary, if nominees can get past the Senate

Friday - 02/15/2013, 04:30pm EST

NJ Sen. Frank Lautenberg says he will retire

US Senate's oldest member, NJ's Frank Lautenberg, 89, says he'll retire when his term ends

Friday - 02/15/2013, 12:04pm EST

Democrats to unveil bill to replace budget cuts

Senate Democrats to unveil bill to replace automatic budget cuts

Thursday - 02/14/2013, 06:10pm EST

OMB to Congress: Sequestration impact 'real,' but furloughs not immediate

Obama administration officials are painting a bleak picture of how federal agencies would fare under sequestration, the automatic budget cuts slated to go into effect in two weeks. The Senate Appropriations Committee heard testimony from several Obama administration officials about the consequences of the cuts, which are set to take effect March 1. However, Danny Werfel, controller of the Office of Management and Budget, emphasized to the committee that employee furloughs would not be immediate.

Thursday - 02/14/2013, 05:50pm EST
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USPS makes case for ending Saturday delivery as postal reform push continues

The U.S. Postal Service's worsening financial situation led Postmaster General Pat Donahoe to announce last week the agency would end Saturday mail delivery beginning in August. But lawmakers on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee were divided over Donahoe's announcement. The postmaster general told the committee during a hearing Wednesday the decision was necessary to save $2 billion a year and to begin shoring up the service's funding shortfalls.

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 04:45pm EST

Federal Drive Interviews -- Feb. 13, 2013

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) talks about his plans as the new chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Greg Kutz of TIGTA discusses new progress being made by the IRS in recruitment and hiring. Jennifer Martinez, staff writer at The Hill newspaper, discusses the new Executive Order on cybersecurity. Don Kettl of the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy offers insight on the State of the Union speech.

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 09:01am EST

Military issues dire warnings of readiness crisis, decries political gridlock

Among the warnings the military's top uniformed officers delivered to the Senate Tuesday: Half of Marine Corps units will fall below readiness standards by the end of the year, the Army will have to curtail training for 80 percent of its ground forces and shipyards are already becoming short-staffed because of DoD's hiring freeze.

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 06:02am EST
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