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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

Bill averts shutdown, funds some agencies at 2012 levels

A government shutdown was averted Thursday when Congress approved a compromise spending bill. The bill funds the departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Transportation, HUD, Justice, and some smaller agencies through the end of the fiscal year. The rest of the government will operate on another short-term continuing resolution, which will expire Dec. 16.

Tags: Federal Drive , budget , House , Senate , congress , appropriations , Jack Moore

Friday - 11/18/2011, 08:05am EST

'Minibus' Congressional appropriations by the numbers

The House and the Senate voted to approve appropriations bills for Agriculture; Commmerce, Justice and Science agencies; and the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development. Taken together this is the "minibus."

Tags: congress , House , Senate , budget , appropriations

Friday - 11/18/2011, 06:21am EST

Cyber bill on Senate's 2012 agenda

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says the issue will come up during the first work period of the new year.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , In Depth , Harry Reid , congress , Senate

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 07:11pm EST
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