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Boarman to step down as GPO chief

Senate leaves town without confirming nomination of 26th public printer. Boarman is unclear why his nomination has stalled.

Tags: Senate , Harry Reid , Orrin Hatch , John Isakson , Andrew Breitbart , GPO , Bill Boarman , people

Monday - 12/19/2011, 05:55am EST
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Federal pay freeze still on table in payroll tax cut talks?

Federal employees were safe from another year of a pay freeze and changes to their annuity formula in the two-month payroll tax cut bill passed by the Senate this weekend. But now House Republican leaders are shunning the bipartisan bill, wanting to write their own version.

Tags: House , Senate , pay and benefits , retirement , payroll tax cut , budget

Monday - 12/19/2011, 11:35am EST

Send in the clowns ... never mind they're here!

Did it ever occur to you that the well known "Mess In Washington" may partially be your fault. As in, who represents you in the House and Senate, and how did they get here, Senior Correspondent Mike ponders.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefit ,

Monday - 12/19/2011, 02:00am EST

Feds' pay, pensions safe in payroll tax cut extension

Federal employees have dodged a bullet...for now. Congress will not freeze federal pay or change the annuity formula to pay for the two-month extension of the payroll tax cut.

Tags: payroll tax cut , Senate , House , pay and benefits , pay , benefits , high 3 , high 5 , pensions

Saturday - 12/17/2011, 02:02pm 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: House , Senate , continuing resolution , Barack Obama

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

Highlights of $1T-plus year-end spending bill

Tags: budget , management

Saturday - 12/17/2011, 04:17am EST

Congress' year-end to-do list

Before this weekend, Congress has three major to-do items on its agenda: the $1 trillion spending bill, the defense authorization bill and the payroll tax cut extension.

Tags: budget , House , Senate , payroll tax

Thursday - 12/15/2011, 02:43pm EST

Congress tries to put brakes on DoD's Mark Center move

Massive spending bill includes provisions that would cap parking at the controversial office site until DoD implements traffic mitigation measures recommended by the department's inspector general.

Tags: DoD , BRAC , BRAC Impact , James Moran , Mark Center , inspector general , Jared Serbu , Army

Friday - 12/16/2011, 12:14pm EST

Omnibus deal not end of agencies' budget worries

After seven short-term spending bills and three threats of a government shutdown this calendar year, Congress is ready to pass a spending deal with a Friday midnight deadline. But today's expected passage of an omnibus spending bill for fiscal year 2012, which started Oct. 1, is not the end of federal managers' budget worries.

Tags: Steve Bell , Bipartisan Policy Center , budget , Federal Drive , supercommittee , Bush tax cuts

Friday - 12/16/2011, 10:37am EST
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Your "ClusterFlux" GPS

According to some experts, the ancient Mayans played soccer with human heads. We know for a fact that politicians play chicken with paychecks as in your paycheck, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: House , Senate , budget , shutdown , Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits

Friday - 12/16/2011, 02:00am EST
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