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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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New survival kit for feds

Are federal workers going to need a new kind of survival kit to replace the one's that were issued after the 9/11 attacks. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has a suggestion as to what should go in it.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , pay freeze , furlough

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

GOP proposal would freeze federal pay, cut workforce by 10 percent

Senate Republicans are proposing an extension of the federal pay freeze in order to pay for a continuation of a payroll tax cut favored by congressional Democrats and the White House. The proposal, which was assailed by some Democrats and federal employee unions, also includes a provision to cut 10 percent of the federal workforce or about 200,000 positions.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay freeze , Senate , Meredith Shiner , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 08:43pm EST
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Thursday morning federal headlines - Dec. 1, 2011

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Tags: Federal Drive , Federal Drive update , FAA , White House ,

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 08:26am EST
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