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The House passed a fiscal year 2012 bill today that freezes federal pay for three years and cuts the federal workforce by 10 percent through attrition.
There's no impasse buster on the horizon. Paul Van de Water with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities explains why he says that.
Army officials told Congress Thursday that they had made progress in reforming management at Arlington National Cemetery, an institution they said lacked a management foundation when a new management team took over in the wake of a scandal involving mismarked grave sites and other problems. Some members still are unhappy with the changes.
The House and Senate are ready to vote on legislation cutting almost $40 billion from the budget for the current year. We get an update from the AP's Jerry Bodlander.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee agreed to legislation Wednesday that would take roughly 200 presidential appointees out of the Senate confirmation process. The vast number of Senate-confirmable positions has become unwieldy for the upper chamber, and has deterred too many qualified candidates from accepting executive branch appointments, committee leaders said.
Federal Times editor Steve Watkins joins host Mike Causey to talk about what's next for federal workers and retirees.
April 13, 2011
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform passed two bills on Wednesday that prohibit a person with "seriously delinquent tax debt" from being a federal employee or contractor.
Democrats are urging Republicans not to jeopardize the economy. Republicans have said any bill to raise the debt limit must be paired with significant spending cuts. The Hill's Erik Wasson says they're all getting edgy.
It's touted as the biggest one-time rollback of domestic spending ever, but most folks will be hard-pressed to notice.