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One more year of pay freeze, contracting cuts in Senate committee recs

A Senate committee is recommending the super committee consider one more year of a federal pay freeze, increases to retirement contributions and a 15 percent cut to contracting at agencies.

Tags: super committee , Susan Collins , Joe Lieberman , pay and benefits , pay freeze , budget , management , workforce , Jolie Lee , Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , Senate

Friday - 10/14/2011, 06:19pm EDT

Panetta wants full accounting of money in, money out by 2014

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta wants the department to have at least part of its books ready for audit well in advance of the Congressionally-mandated 2017 deadline. The edict could prove challenging for some components of DoD.

Tags: DoD , audit readiness , budget , Leon Panetta , Martin Dempsey , pay and benefits , military pensions , supercommittee , Jared Serbu , House Armed Services Committee

Friday - 10/14/2011, 05:24am EDT
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House Dems urge supercommittee to avoid more cuts to feds

House Democratic committee leaders are urging the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to avoid further cuts to federal pay and benefits.

Tags: pay and benefits , House , Elijah Cummings , contracting , super committee , deficit , management , budget , Norm Dicks

Thursday - 10/13/2011, 05:51pm EDT

As CR deadline nears, what's the status of your agency's budget?

David Hawkings is the editor of CQ Roll Call's Daily Briefing.

Tags: David Hawkings , CQ , budget , In Depth

Thursday - 10/13/2011, 07:50pm EDT
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NTEU warns against the loss of IRS jobs, revenue

The union that represents IRS workers is ramping up a public campaign in hopes of convincing voters that the loss of 4,000 tax collectors and agents would be bad for government services that they depend on. Congressional appropriators have proposed cutting the division's budget by $450 million-to-$600 million.

Tags: IRS , budget , Treasury , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , Dick Durbin , Doug Shulman , dodd-frank act , SEC , Senate Appropriations Committee , House Appropriations Committee , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 10/12/2011, 07:44pm EDT
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After Senate defeat, what's next for jobs legislation?

Erik Wasson, a staff writer with The Hill newspaper, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the president's jobs bill, which was defeated in the Senate this week.

Tags: Erik Wasson , The Hill , Senate , american jobs act , Council on Jobs and Competitiveness

Wednesday - 10/12/2011, 09:16am EDT
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Senate blocks Obama's jobs bill

United against Barack Obama, Senate Republicans voted Tuesday night to kill the jobs package the president had spent weeks campaigning for across the country, a stinging loss at the hands of lawmakers opposed to stimulus-style spending and a tax increase on the very wealthy.

Tags: Senate , american jobs act

Tuesday - 10/11/2011, 09:12pm EDT

Analysis: Time for Congress to pass 'pragmatic' cyber rules

Larry Clinton, the president of the Internet Security Alliance, gives his assessment for some lawmakers' call for a code of conduct.

Tags: Larry Clinton , Internet Security Alliance , Cybersecurity Update , technology , House , industry , In Depth

Thursday - 10/06/2011, 05:54pm EDT
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Deficit 'supercommittee' struggles as clock ticks

The supercommittee is struggling.

After weeks of secret meetings, the 12-member deficit-cutting panel established under last summer's budget and debt deal appears no closer to a breakthrough than when talks began last month.

Tags: House , Senate , supercommittee , debt , deficit reduction

Sunday - 10/09/2011, 02:41pm EDT

Republicans clash with AG on Fast and Furious

Attorney General Eric Holder clashed Thursday with congressional Republicans seeking more information about a flawed gun-trafficking investigation in Arizona.

Tags: Eric Holder , Justice Department , House , Darrell Issa , Fast and Furious , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee

Thursday - 06/07/2012, 10:00pm EDT
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