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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

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

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

Congressional leadership gets in mix of supercommittee negotiations

Emily Pierce is Senate editor at Roll Call.

Tags: Emily Pierce , Roll Call , supercommittee , In Depth , budget ,

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 07:18pm EST

OSTP wants ideas on sharing data

The Office of Science and Technology Policy is turning to industry and academia for ideas on how to make sure publicly funded research data is available to the public. Under the America Competes Act, unclassified federally funded research has to be accessible to the public. OSTP wants ideas on how to make sure the data can be preserved, that it's interoperable and accessible, and that it can be reused and re purposed effectively. OSTP will develop recommendations for agency data policy and report them to Congress.

Tags: Technology , Meeting Mission and Goals ,

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 01:51pm EST

Tuesday morning federal headlines - Nov. 15, 2011

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Tags: Federal Drive , OPM , Agriculture Department , USPS

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 08:21am EST

Key senator says another FAA shutdown possible

Another shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration is possible because lawmakers haven't resolved a labor issue that's holding up passage of a long-term funding bill for the agency, a key senator said Monday.

Tags: FAA , Jay Rockefeller , John Mica , budget , House , Senate

Monday - 11/14/2011, 07:49pm EST
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