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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

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

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 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
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