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Omnibus approach likely for remaining spending bills

Despite the successful passage last week of a small group of annual spending bills covering several federal agencies' 2012 budgets, Congress will likely fold the remaining bills into a single omnibus.

Tags: congress , House , Senate , appropriations , budget , Erik Wasson , The Hill , continuing resolution , omnibus spending bill , minibus spending bill , Jack Moore

Monday - 11/21/2011, 06:24am EST

President signs jobs bill for veterans

President Obama signs bipartisan bill that will help The President says it will help about 850,000 veterans who are currently unemployed and tens of thousands who are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan in the coming months.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive , congress , veterans

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 08:27am EST

Godzilla's gonna get you ... or not

Admit it, have you been losing sleep over the activities of the congressional supercommittee? If not, you may be on the right track, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , congress , supercommittee , House , Senate , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 02:00am EST

Obama will veto any efforts to undo automatic cuts

President Obama said he would veto any efforts to undermine the automatic spending cuts that will go into effect because the debt reduction supercommittee failed to come up with a deal today.

Tags: supercommittee , Barack Obama , debt , congress

Monday - 11/21/2011, 08:01pm EST

Supercommittee failure not end of budget story

CQ Roll Call reporter Meredith Shiner has an update on the supercommittee talks on its deadline day.

Tags: Meredith Shiner , CQ Roll Call , congress , supercommittee , In Depth , budget

Monday - 11/21/2011, 05:06pm EST
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Obama signs bipartisan bill to help jobless vets, repeals contractor tax withholding

President Barack Obama will sign into law Monday legislation giving tax breaks to companies that hire unemployed veterans.

Tags: Barack Obama , veterans , VA , congress , Associated Press

Monday - 11/21/2011, 01:16pm EST

Senate confirms Obama's chief counsel for advocacy nominee

Dr. Winslow Sargeant will be the new chief counsel for advocacy of the Small Business Administration.

Tags: Winslow Sargeant , SBA , Office of Advocacy , President Obama , Senate , congress

Monday - 11/21/2011, 12:26pm EST

Amendment to defense authorizations would cap contractor pay

An amendment to the 2012 Defense Authorization Bill would cap taxpayer-funded contractor compensation at $400,000. Under current executive compensation limits set in 1998, contractors can charge up to $693,951 for the salaries of their top five executives.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , Senate , Barbara Boxer , Chuck Grassley , industry , congress , supercommittee

Monday - 11/21/2011, 08:20am EST

Senate bill would extend federal benefits to domestic partners

The Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act of 2011 was the logical next step after the repeal of the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy, which banned gays from openly serving in the military, said committee chairman and bill co-sponsor Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) in a statement.

Tags: gay rights , Joe Lieberman , Susan Collins , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , congress , domestic partner

Friday - 11/18/2011, 04:18pm EST
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