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Passage of NASA budget proves Congress capable of tough decisions

Future investments in science and technology projects may be at stake if Congress doesn't reduce the federal deficit, Maryland lawmakers said at a townhall at NASA's Goddard Space Center. Nonetheless, the center emerged a winner in 2012 budget negotiations, with full funding for its James Webb Space Telescope.

Tags: NASA , budget , Goddard Space Center , James Webb Space Telescope , Barbara Mikulski , supercommittee , Steny Hoyer , Emily Kopp , Donna Edwards , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 08:11pm EST
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House bill to create public safety broadband network

In the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2011, emergency responders found they could not communicate with each other. A decade later, that problem persists.

Tags: Henry Waxman , Anna Eshoo , D-block , FCC , broadband network , public safety , first responders , technology , House , Sept. 11

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 09:54am EST

House votes to ease airport screening for troops

he bill, approved 404-0, would give the Homeland Security Department six months to devise a preference system for the Armed Forces.

Tags: DoD , TSA , Chip Cravaak , DHS , House ,

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 07:37pm EST

Do you have 'Sequestration Anxiety?'

Furloughs, layoffs, more buyouts and shrinking pay and benefits. Those have all heightened the awareness of "Sequestration Anxiety," Tom Shoop, the editor-in-chief of Government Executive magazine, said in an interview on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Tom Shoop , Government Executive , In Depth , Francis Rose , budget , supercommittee , sequestration

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 07:02pm EST
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Gov't aircraft operations often lack FAA oversight

Tags: NTSB , Transportation , FAA ,

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 03:10pm EST

NASA flying high with budget approval, top priorities in place

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden talks about his agency's fiscal health and top priorities, which extends from low-earth orbit to Mars and beyond.

Tags: Charles Bolden , NASA , budget , aerospace , technology , James Webb Space Telescope , Lockheed Martin , SpaceX , Orbital , Boeing , Blue Origin , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 12:09pm EST
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Reid to push omnibus, avoid another stopgap spending bill

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said he will move a $1 trillion omnibus spending bill to avoid another continuing resolution.

Tags: budget , Harry Reid , Senate , Barack Obama , deficit , continuing resolution , omnibus

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 09:08am EST

Post-supercommittee, Congress behind on budget work

With the failure of the supercommittee tasked with cutting $1.2 trillion from the federal deficit to strike a deal, Congress is back to square one, said David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing in an interview on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: House , Senate , budget , supercommittee , David Hawkings , CQ Roll Call

Monday - 11/28/2011, 06:21pm EST
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FLEOA warns against severe law enforcement cuts

The warning comes a week after the failed negotiations by the deficit reduction supercommittee. Without a deal, automatic across-the-board cuts of $1.2 trillion are set to begin in January 2013.

Tags: FLEOA , Jon Adler , law enforcement , budget , supercommittee , Federal Drive

Monday - 11/28/2011, 09:51am EST
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