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Nip and Tuck or Guillotine Time?

It's showtime for Congress, the White House and members of the federal family. Odds are, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says, you are not going to like what you see and hear for the next couple of weeks.

Tags: mike causey , federal report , budget , debt ceiling , congress , White House

Thursday - 07/21/2011, 04:00am EDT

Bill protects military pay if government defaults

A new bill would protect military pay even if the government defaults because Congress doesn't authorize an increase to the government's debt ceiling. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), who co-sponsored the Payment Reliability for our Obligations to Military and Investors to Secure Essential Stability, or PROMISES Act, discussed the bill with Federal News Radio.

Tags: congress , Congressional Spotlight , steve king , debt ceiling , military

Tuesday - 07/19/2011, 05:42pm EDT
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Wrangling continues over debt ceiling, budget

Get the latest update on the contentious debt ceiling debate between lawmakers and the White House from The Hill staff writer Alexander Bolton.

Tags: Federal Drive , budget , debt ceiling , congress , Alexander Bolton , The Hill

Wednesday - 07/13/2011, 10:31am EDT
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Pay Cuts & Security Clearances

Getting and keeping a security clearance is vital in a growing number of federal jobs. And useful when feds retire and go into the private sector. But are those all-important clearances going to be harder to get, and keep in the future? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains.

Tags: mike causey , pay and benefits , federal report , FERS , congress , Steve Losey , Your Turn , Dan Adcock

Wednesday - 07/13/2011, 04:00am EDT

Debt ceiling stalemate could lead to 'uncharted territory'

The White House has said it will keep calling meetings until there's a deal.

Tags: budget , debt reduction , congress , Mike Lee , Tom Shoop , Government Executive , Jonathan Allen , Politico , In Depth , Jory Heckman

Tuesday - 07/12/2011, 05:53pm EDT
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Feds As Little Red Riding Hood

Federal and postal workers and retirees are under so many attacks that many of them don't know which of the threats is real and which is most serious. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says a lot of people are worrying about something that probably won't happen while ignoring several bigger threats.

Tags: pay and benefits , mike causey , FERS , congress , retirement , pension , federal report

Tuesday - 07/12/2011, 04:00am EDT

Obama challenges GOP to compromise on debt

Obama challenged Republicans to make the necessary compromises.

Tags: Barack Obama , budget , congress , debt ceiling , Associated Press

Monday - 07/11/2011, 03:23pm EDT
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Senate Democrat budget proposal slashes defense spending

A budget proposal from Senate Democrats cuts security spending by nearly $900 billion over 10 years, and reduces funding to domestic programs by $350 billion. The proposal by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.)also contains $10 trillion in deficit reduction savings.

Tags: budget , deficit , deficit reduction , pentagon , congress , House , Senate , sen. kent conrad , The Hill

Monday - 07/11/2011, 08:01am EDT

Sen. Murray: hiring veteran heroes necessary, smart

Unemployment by returning members of the military is too high. Senator Patty Murray is moving to change that.

Tags: Federal Drive , Defense , veterans , sen. patty murray , Senate Armed Services Committee , veterans unemployment , Patty Murray , congress , DoD

Friday - 07/08/2011, 09:05am EDT
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