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Rep. Connolly: where unspent TARP funds should go

Rep. Gerald E. "Gerry" Connolly wants half of the unspent or repaid bank bailout money to be used for deficit reduction.

Tags: Congressional Spotlight , TARP , bailout , stimulus , deficit reduction , Gerry Connolly

Tuesday - 12/15/2009, 10:08am EST

Rep. Honda sponsors One America, Many Voices pay booster

The One America, Many Voices Act, also known as the Bilingual Pay Bill, provides a 5% incentive to the base pay of Federal employees whose position requires the use of bi- or multi-lingual skills, but who currently receive the same pay as workers in the same job without the same skill requirement. Rep. Honda explains the thinking behind the bill.

Tags: Congressional Spotlight , Mike Honda , P&B , Bilingual , pay hike , One America Many Voices

Monday - 03/29/2010, 10:08am EDT

Congress hit by 1.8 billion cyberattacks per month

Tighter security coming to .org, VeriSign to spend more than $300M on tech upgrades

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , Public Interest Registry , VeriSign , tech

Friday - 03/12/2010, 09:23am EST

Ethics of financial reporting in spotlight after Rangel steps down

Buffeted by ethics inquiries, veteran New York Rep. Charles B. Rangel stepped down Wednesday as chairman of the House's powerful tax-writing committee, delivering a fresh political jolt to a Democratic Party already facing angry voters.

Tags: ethics , Bill Bransford , Shaw, Bransford & Roth , financial reporting

Thursday - 03/04/2010, 09:30am EST

Five tips on testifying on the Hill

Being called to the testify on the Hill can be terrifying. We talk with a pro about how to make the process easier.

Tags: mngt , Steve Ryan , McDermott, Will & Emory

Wednesday - 02/24/2010, 10:55am EST

Congressional agenda on ice

Two major snowstorms hit Washington, burying legislative action on Capitol Hill.

Tags: Jodi Schneider , American Banker , deficit , job creation , healthcare

Wednesday - 02/17/2010, 10:20am EST

How pay-go goes down at agency level

President Barack Obama lauded the Senate for passing new "pay-as-you-go" budget rules, a measure he has pushed for to help address runaway government spending.

Tags: pay-go , Sam Mok , AGA

Wednesday - 02/10/2010, 10:40am EST

AF tanker deal in question after Murtha's death

With the passing of Rep. John Murtha Monday of complications from gall bladder surgery, how will the subcommittee he chaired, as well as the Air Force tanker deal, proceed?

Tags: Pentagon , John Murtha , Paul Singer , Roll Call

Tuesday - 02/09/2010, 11:15am EST

Hill focus shifts from healthcare to jobs

Senate Democrats circulated a jobs bill Tuesday that's light on new initiatives on boosting hiring and heavy with provisions sought by lobbyists for business groups, doctors and the satellite broadcasting industry.

Tags: healthcare , jobs , Jodi Schneider , American Banker

Wednesday - 02/10/2010, 09:30am EST

Congress shifts from bipartisan to unilateral

President Barack Obama is prodding House and Senate Democrats to get him a final health care bill as soon as possible, encouraging them to bypass the usual negotiations between the two chambers in the interest of speed.

Tags: Jodi Schneider , healthcare reform

Wednesday - 01/06/2010, 09:30am EST
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