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An amendment to the 2012 Defense Authorization Bill would cap taxpayer-funded contractor compensation at $400,000. Under current executive compensation limits set in 1998, contractors can charge up to $693,951 for the salaries of their top five executives.
Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday acknowledged serious mistakes in an arms-trafficking probe that allowed AK-47s and other weapons to leak into the black market, but he insisted the Justice Department was taking steps to ensure that never happens again.
Following reports that federal workers owe three billion dollars in unpaid taxes, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley asks the IRS for a tally of unpaid taxes by federal contractor employees.
The administration says the move to install Donald Berwick was critical for progress. Republican lawmakers are livid that the appointee will not face immediate scrutiny.
One of the top ranking Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee believes if federal workers should be held accountable for back federal taxes, then so should federal contractors.
The proposal by three members of Congress would reduce the amount contractor employees can earn from government work. Currently, the limit is about $694,000 and applies only to companies' top five executives.
A $500 million Labor Department program designed to train workers for green jobs has come up far short of its goals, with only 10 percent of participants finding work so far, the agency's assistant inspector general has found.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has passed three cybersecurity bills, all dealing with national standards for security breaches involving personal data. But the votes followed party lines making it harder to move them to the full Senate for a vote.
Sen. Chuck Grassley, issuing his second report on the status of the Defense Department's inspector general, said there are "positive trends" in the office he has previously criticized but he and his staff still give the IGs work a "D minus."
The Pentagon's top watchdog has abandoned efforts to do in-depth audits of defense contracts, leaving billions of dollars in taxpayer money at risk because of overpayments and fraud, according to an investigative report due to be made public Thursday.