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Voters are getting very, very angry.

Tags: Barlow Herget , Barack Obama , healthcare reform

Thursday - 02/25/2010, 10:56am EST

White House cuts federal pay raise

Letter to Congress details decision to lower 2010 pay raise by 0.4 percent. President Obama cites national emergency as reason for decrease.

Tags: pay and benefits , President Obama , White House , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , pay raise , General Schedule system

Monday - 08/31/2009, 07:11pm EDT

Sarbanes 'excited' to reform federal hiring

Democratic lawmakers want to codify the White House's hiring reform initiative to ensure that agencies keep working at making their processes faster and simpler. Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) said the process is too complicated and changing it is key to attracting the best and brightest.

Tags: hiring reform , workforce , federal hiring process improvement act of 2011 , John Sarbanes , Daniel Akaka , Elaine Kamarck , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 04:45pm EDT
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Post-shutdown threat, will Congress take up 'sacred cows'?

Erik Wasson, a staff writer with The Hill newspaper, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss 2012 agency budgets and the deficit-reducing supercommittee.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , budget , House , Senate , Erik Wasson , The Hill

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 07:41am EDT
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Congress dodges one crisis, now on to the next

One crisis averted, on to the next. The day after Congress managed to avoid a government shutdown — again — Republicans and Democrats stared ahead Tuesday at major fights over spending that underscore a deep divide that's sure to define the fast-approaching national elections.

Tags: budget , House , FEMA , Senate , Dick Durbin , Mitch McConnell

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 09:38pm EDT

Congress to extend deadline for Postal Service debt

The Postal Service would get seven more weeks to pay a $5.5 billion debt to the Treasury under the continuing resolution passed Monday by the Senate. A House version includes the same provision. The bill is due on Friday.

Tags: continuing resolution , USPS , Tom Carper , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , budget , Emily Kopp , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 07:25pm EDT

Optimism from a near-shutdown?

There will not be a government shutdown over the 2011 budget any time soon, but the near shutdown was a fight almost every inch of the way. But some feds are taking a more optimistic view.

Tags: Tom Shoop , Government Executive , In Depth , budget , shutdown

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 06:27pm EDT
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In shutdown, what contractors should do

Congress narrowly avoided a government shutdown for now. But chances are we will be back to this same place next month, as the continuing resolution passed by Senate on Monday night lasts through Nov. 18. If a shutdown does occur, what should a government contractor do?

Tags: Rich Wilkinson , Watkins Meegan , contracting , shutdown , budget , In Depth

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 05:57pm EDT
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After averting shutdown, a bigger budget fight brews

The Senate passed a continuing resolution to extend spending six weeks beyond the current fiscal year, ending on Friday. The House plans to vote Monday on the bill which funds government until Nov. 18. But on Nov. 23 is another important budget date the joint select committee on deficit reduction must submit its recommendations to Congress on ways to reduce $1.2 trillion to $1.5 trillion in cuts over the next decade.

Tags: Federal Drive , Amy Morris , Tom Temin , Steve Bell , Bipartisan Policy Center , continuing resolution , shutdown

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 08:26am EDT
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