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Budget fatigue among members of Congress

Lou Peck, National Journal reporter

Tags: budget , continuing resolution , Lou Peck ,

Monday - 03/21/2011, 12:07pm EDT
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Telework tax credit introduced

One thousand dollars may be waiting for teleworkers someday, if some DC area congressmen have their say.

Tags: technology , Telework Center , telework , Polycom , tax credit , pay and benefits , Suzanne Kubota

Monday - 03/21/2011, 04:00am EDT

Breakdown of cuts in 3-week spending bill

The Congress is sending a three-week spending measure to President Obama that would keep government funded through April 8. Some of the $6 billion in proposed cuts include federal program terminations.

Tags: budget , breakdown , continuing resolution , Jolie Lee , House Appropriations Committee

Thursday - 03/17/2011, 05:45pm EDT

Bill would cut prescription drug costs for feds

Congressman Stephen Lynch's bill would require openness of contracts and stricter guidelines when it comes to agreements with Pharmacy Benefit Managers.

Tags: FEHPB , Stephen Lynch , pay and benefits , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , John Buckner

Thursday - 03/17/2011, 05:34pm EDT

Downsize Government: Congress First

What would happen if Congress became a part-time institution? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says maybe it's already happened.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , downsizing ,

Thursday - 03/17/2011, 04:00am EDT

Dueling testimony on TRICARE fees

Members of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel are studying the Defense Department's proposal to increase fees for working-age retirees who use the military's TRICARE health insurance benefit. The panel heard, in separate hearings, from DoD officials defending the increase, and retiree groups who fear it is a "camel's nose under the tent."

Tags: DoD , pay and benefits , TRICARE , health care , Robert Gates , Stan Strobridge , Rick Jones , Niki Tsongas , Joe Wilson , National Association of Uniformed Services , Military Officers Association of America , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 03:50pm EDT
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White House urges privacy bill of rights for Internet

The White House is asking Congress to pass a privacy bill of rights for the Internet. The legislation is aimed at protecting Americans from intrusive data gathering.

Tags: Wall Street Journal , privacy bill of rights , Internet , technology , Cybersecurity Update , Barack Obama , White House , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 02:00pm EDT

In pay debate, call for General Schedule restructuring

The Partnership for Public Service's Max Stier argues for a restructuring of the General Schedule, a key issue in the debate over federal employee pay.

Tags: pay debate , budget , Max Stier , Partnership for Public Service , pay and benefits , general schedule , restructuring , In Depth , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 05:00pm EDT
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Sen. Warner: budget is tip of the debt spear

The "Gang of Six" is a bipartisan group of senators who've decided to try and craft their own compromise budget plan. Sen. Mark Warner leads the gang and joins us with details.

Tags: Federal Drive , budget , continuing resolution , Gang of Six , Mark Warner , leadership

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 10:31am EDT
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House passes 3-week spending bill

The newest stopgap funding measure would cut spending by $6 billion. The current proposal would be the sixth short-term spending bill this year alone as Congress has failed to reach a compromise on a longer-term budget solution.

Tags: budget , continuing resolution , shutdown , Jolie Lee

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 08:00am EDT
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