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New law cracks down on government charge card abuse

Agencies now face stricter rules for issuing and tracking government charge cards under a new law President Barack Obama signed Friday. The Government Charge Card Abuse Prevention Act of 2012, introduced by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and a bipartisan group of co-sponsors in 2011, passed the House in August.

Tags: charge card abuse , Congress , Government Charge Card Abuse Prevention Act of 2012 , best practices , Jack Moore

Friday - 10/05/2012, 07:13pm EDT

DOJ IG called to investigate whistleblowers' safety

Lawmakers ask for DoJ's IG to investigate the effectiveness of the agency's efforts to protect the whistleblowers in the Fast and Furious case. After alleged negative and potential threatening comments by an ATF official, lawmakers are concerned if the motive is vindictive.

Tags: Darrell Issa , DoJ , Fast and Furious investigation , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , ATF , Taeja Smith , whistleblowers

Monday - 07/02/2012, 08:45pm EDT

Grassley criticizes IRS for dragging feet on whistleblower cases

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) talked to the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about his objections to how the Internal Revenue Service handles whistleblower complaints.

Tags: Senate , Congress , IRS , Federal Drive , whistleblower

Friday - 05/11/2012, 12:56pm EDT
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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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