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US finalizes deal to sell F-15s to Saudi Arabia

Tags: DoD , F-15 , Saudi Arabia , Congress , industry

Thursday - 12/29/2011, 07:52pm EST

Obama nominates 2 to Federal Reserve Board

While on vacation, President appoints a Democrat and Republican Jeremy Stein and Jerome Powell to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

Tags: Ben Bernanke , Federal Reserve , Jeremy Stein , Jerome Powell , Bipartisan Policy Center , Treasury Department

Tuesday - 12/27/2011, 03:50pm EST

CBP commissioner to step down

Alan Bersin is resigning as the commissioner of Customs and Border Patrol at the end of the year.

Tags: Alan Bersin , CBP , Senate , People

Thursday - 12/22/2011, 03:32pm EST

Coburn report identifies nearly $7B in wasteful government spending

Among the report's outline of wasteful spending were more than $35 million in wasteful spending on political conventions, $14 million on an Air Force green construction project that was victim to "poor planning," and $4.68 billion identified by the final report of the Commission on Wartime Contracting on contracting waste in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Tags: Tom Coburn , wasteful spending , budget

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 11:02am EST

Obama signs stopgap measure, awaits spending bill

President Barack Obama has signed a 24-hour stopgap spending measure to keep the government operating as he awaits Senate action on a $1 trillion spending bill.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , continuing resolution ,

Friday - 12/16/2011, 10:38pm EST

GOP lawmakers seek more power over regulations

The Republican-run House on Thursday voted to give Congress greater power to approve or reject major federal rules that the GOP calls "job killers" _ regulations covering everything from health care to dangerous children's toys.

Tags: EPA , Congress , House , OMB Watch , OMB ,

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 06:03pm EST

Deadline nears to reach omnibus deal, avoid shutdown

The fight has started to push an omnibus spending bill through Congress to fund the federal government through the rest of the year. The current continuing resolution expires Dec. 16.

Tags: Erik Wasson , The Hill , Federal Drive , Congress , budget , management , omnibus , Jacob Lew ,

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 11:32am EST
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