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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 , 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 , 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: 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 , Senate

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

DoD comptroller says $450B in cuts challenging enough

Mike McCord, principal deputy undersecretary and comptroller for DoD, says that Defense is focusing on making mandated cuts while waiting for Congress to pass 2012 appropriations bill.

Tags: Mike McCord , DoD , Excellence in Government conference , budget , Federal Drive , DoD Update

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 12:22pm EST
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Congress hops aboard the minibus

Congress crafted a partial measure to fund some agencies through fiscal year 2012 and extend a continuing resolution for others. Erik Wasson of The Hill acknowledges that the current budget process has been the most complicated he's seen.

Tags: Erik Wasson , The Hill , supercommittee , House , Senate , OMB , Jack Lew , John McCain , budget 2012 , Michael OConnell , DoD

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 01:30pm EST
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Details about supercommittee cuts remain elusive

With a week until the deficit panel's deadline, Bill Frenzel, a guest scholar of economic studies at the Brookings Institution, said details about what will be cut and by how much remain up in the air. "At the point, we don't know where any of these axes are going to fall," he said.

Tags: House , Senate , budget , supercommittee , Bill Frenzel , Brookings Institution , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 12:05pm EST
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House expected to pass bill to help unemployed vets

The Associated Press reports that the House is expected to overwhelming support a bill that would help unemployed vets and government contractors. The Senate has already passed the bill.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive , House

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 08:48am EST
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