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Senate examines DC-area disaster preparedness

A Senate homeland security subcommittee is set to examine whether the Washington area is prepared for natural or man-made disasters.

Tags: Senate , FEMA , DHS , OPM , disaster preparedness

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 04:44pm EST
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Top GOP policy issues at a glance

House Republicans have dotted nine remaining spending bills with well more than 100 "riders" that would redirect government policy or maintain it in some cases despite objections from President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress. Most are unlikely to survive in final negotiations on a massive bill for funding government operations through next September.

Tags: Energy , EPA , budget

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 02:42am EST

NTEU calls on Congress to boost mass-transit tax benefit

One of the largest federal-employee unions has called on Congress to pass new legislation to retain a pretax mass-transit commuter benefit, which is set to be cut nearly in half starting in January. In a letter to members of the House and Senate, NTEU President Colleen Kelley said reducing the $230-a-month transit benefit would affect tens of thousands of federal employees that rely on public transportation to get to and from work.

Tags: mass transit benefit , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , House , Senate , paytoll tax cut

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 07:48pm EST

GOP lawmakers seek more power over regulations

The Republican-run House on Thursday voted to give Congress greater power to approve or reject major federal rules that the GOP calls "job killers" _ regulations covering everything from health care to dangerous children's toys.

Tags: EPA , House , OMB Watch , OMB , Barack Obama

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 06:03pm EST

Deadline nears to reach omnibus deal, avoid shutdown

The fight has started to push an omnibus spending bill through Congress to fund the federal government through the rest of the year. The current continuing resolution expires Dec. 16.

Tags: Erik Wasson , The Hill , Federal Drive , budget , management , omnibus , Jacob Lew , Barack Obama

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 11:32am EST
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Lawmakers want audit of wait times for veterans

Lawmakers want an inspector general investigation to see how long veterans must wait for mental health treatment.

Tags: Patty Murray , Richard Burr , Senate Veterans Affairs Committee , Senate , veterans , Department of Veterans Affairs , DoD

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 02:10pm EST

Draft cyber bill creates National Information Sharing Organization

Under the draft bill, introduced by the chairman of the House Homeland Security Cybersecurity Subcommittee, Daniel Lungren (R-Calif.), the organization would share cyber threat information among various government and private-sector groups. The Homeland Security Department would take a lead role in the new organization by organizing the information sharing across the government and its private sector counterparts.

Tags: House , In Depth , Francis Rose , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Daniel Lungren

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 05:22pm EST

Federal pay freeze truly off table in payroll tax deal?

Humberto Sanchez, who covers the Senate for CQ Roll Call, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the latest proposals emanating from Congress on a payroll tax cut extension. He said a federal pay freeze could wind up back on the table as part of a final deal.

Tags: Humberto Sanchez , CQ Roll Call , payroll tax cut , federal pay freeze , Senate , Barack Obama , In Depth , Francis Rose

Monday - 12/05/2011, 07:46pm EST
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Postwar Marines: smaller, less focused on land war

Congress ponders the question: Does a nation drowning in debt really need two armies?

Tags: DoD , Marine Corps , James Amos , Mike Mullen , Joint Chiefs of Staff ,

Sunday - 12/04/2011, 10:06am EST

Will federal workers 'bear the brunt' of paying for payroll tax cut?

Humberto Sanchez, who covers the Senate for CQ Roll Call, joined In Depth with Francis Rose with the latest on where a proposed federal pay freeze stands.

Tags: House , Senate , In Depth , Francis Rose , Humberto Sanchez , payroll tax cut , pay freeze , CQ Roll Call

Friday - 12/02/2011, 09:02pm EST
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