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Senate bill revisits contractor pay cap

The bill (S.2198), introduced Thursday by Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), would cap contractors' pay at $400,000 and apply that cap to all contract employees not just top executives.

Tags: Barbara Boxer , contractor , pay cap , DoD , OMB , Congress , Jolie Lee

Friday - 03/16/2012, 05:18pm EDT

Amendment to defense authorizations would cap contractor pay

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.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , Senate , Barbara Boxer , industry , Congress , supercommittee

Monday - 11/21/2011, 08:20am EST

Holder: Fast and Furious errors won't be repeated

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.

Tags: Congress , Senate , John Cornyn , Operation Fast and Furious , Eric Holder , DoJ , ATF , Darrell Issa , Chuck Schumer , Patrick Leahy

Tuesday - 11/08/2011, 10:35pm EST

Unpaid taxes by federal contractor employees questioned

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.

Tags: mngt , federal taxes , Max Cacas , contracting

Wednesday - 12/16/2009, 10:08am EST
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Obama gives recess appointment to CMS head

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.

Tags: Barack Obama , Donald Berwick , CMS , recess appointment , Mitch McConnell , AFL-CIO , Philip E. Coyle III , Joshua Gotbaum , Senate , Rachel Stevens

Wednesday - 07/07/2010, 07:19pm EDT

Grassley: Pursuing federal contractor tax deadbeats a matter of 'fairness'

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.

Tags: management , federal taxes , Max Cacas , contracting

Wednesday - 12/16/2009, 04:01pm EST
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Lawmakers tell supercommittee to cap contractor salaries

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.

Tags: joint select committee on deficit reduction , contracting , industry , Paul Tonko , Barbara Boxer , TechAmerica , Trey Hodgkins , Ruben Gomez

Wednesday - 10/12/2011, 06:57pm EDT

Report: Labor Dept.'s green jobs program fell short of goals

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.

Tags: Labor , Solyndra , green energy ,

Monday - 10/03/2011, 05:14pm EDT

Will cybersecurity bills make it out of committee?

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.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Senate Judiciary Committee , Senate , Federal Drive , Congress

Friday - 09/23/2011, 12:25pm EDT

Grassley: DoD IG makes progress, but not enough

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."

Tags: DoD , Congress , management , auditing , Gordon Heddell , inspector general , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 06/07/2011, 07:36am EDT
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