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Senate passes Arlington cemetery management bill

A bill passed by the U.S. Senate requires the Army to report whether graves at Arlington National Cemetery are correctly marked and come up with a plan to fix any errors that are found.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Arlington Cemetery , management

Tuesday - 12/07/2010, 08:40am EST

Stopgap bill keeps agencies funded for now

Politico's Rich Cohen gives details about the stopgap spending bill passed by Congress.

Tags: Rich Cohen , Politico , budget , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 12/03/2010, 05:59pm EST
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DoD worries Congress won't repeal DADT

The Washington Post reports that the Pentagon is worried that Congress won't repeal the ban on gays openly serving in the military.

Tags: DADT , DoD Update , Washington Post , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 12/03/2010, 04:32pm EST

Congress resets the Countdown to Shutdown

The Senate has sent a stopgap spending bill to President Barack Obama that's needed to prevent a government shutdown. Negotiators in the lame-duck Congress now have two more weeks to try to pass a bill funding the government through September 30. Chuck Marr, with the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, explains what's next.

Tags: Federal Drive , continuing resolution , FY 2011 budget , Chuck Marr , Center for Budget and Policy Priorities , Suzanne Kubota

Friday - 12/03/2010, 10:07am EST
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Primary focus put on alternative F-35 engine

Is it the little-engine-that-could, or a zombie that can't be killed? The controversial alternative engine for the F-35 fighter jet is back in the news.

Tags: Federal Drive , contracting , F-35 , Joint Strike Fighter project , OMB , alternative engine

Thursday - 12/02/2010, 10:40am EST

POPVOX curates comments to Congress

POPVOX is a new online tool that sorts through all the feedback that goes to Congress.

Tags: Marci Harris , POPVOX , technology , social media , Gov 2.0 , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 12/01/2010, 04:20pm EST
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House votes to avert government shutdown

Congress is trying to extend the current CR for another two weeks.

Tags: continuing resolution , budget , Reuters , Jolie Lee

Wednesday - 12/01/2010, 01:50pm EST

Freezes, furloughs and funding on the Hill

Congress is working to make decisions on three huge issues that affect federal employees: the proposed pay freeze, workforce reductions, and agency funding. The Hill's Ian Swanson runs it down for us.

Tags: Federal Drive , The Hill , lame duck , Ian Swanson , pay and benefits , pay freeze , pay debate , continuing resolution , furloughs

Wednesday - 12/01/2010, 10:31am EST
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Rep. Connolly: Pay freeze unfair to feds

Virginia Congressman Gerry Connolly discusses the likely passage of the President's proposed two-year federal pay freeze.

Tags: Gerry Connolly , Congressional Spotlight , pay freeze , pay debate , pay and benefits , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 11/30/2010, 05:15pm EST
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What happens to pay freeze proposal in Congress?

Stan Collender, director of federal budget policy for Qorvis Communications, explained what the options are for the pay freeze proposal in Congress.

Tags: Stan Collender , Qorvis Communications , Jason Miller , pay and benefits , pay debate , pay freeze , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 11/30/2010, 04:44pm EST
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