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House passes 2012 budget with staff cuts, 3-year pay freeze

The House passed a fiscal year 2012 bill today that freezes federal pay for three years and cuts the federal workforce by 10 percent through attrition.

Tags: budget , House , pay and benefits , pay freeze , Path to Prosperity

Friday - 04/15/2011, 12:58pm EDT

Budget battles to continue

There's no impasse buster on the horizon. Paul Van de Water with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities explains why he says that.

Tags: Federal Drive , budget , Center on Budget and Policy Priorities , Paul Van de Water

Friday - 04/15/2011, 10:08am EDT
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Army cites progress at Arlington Cemetery

Army officials told Congress Thursday that they had made progress in reforming management at Arlington National Cemetery, an institution they said lacked a management foundation when a new management team took over in the wake of a scandal involving mismarked grave sites and other problems. Some members still are unhappy with the changes.

Tags: DoD , Arlington Cemetery , management , Army , John McHugh , Kathryn Condon , Karl Schneider , Patrick Hallinan , Mike Coffman , Jared Serbu

Friday - 04/15/2011, 07:05am EDT
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Congress to go from 2011 frying pan to 2012 fire

The House and Senate are ready to vote on legislation cutting almost $40 billion from the budget for the current year. We get an update from the AP's Jerry Bodlander.

Tags: Federal Drive , budget , Jerry Bodlander

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 08:08am EDT
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Bill to reduce Senate-confirmed positions advances

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee agreed to legislation Wednesday that would take roughly 200 presidential appointees out of the Senate confirmation process. The vast number of Senate-confirmable positions has become unwieldy for the upper chamber, and has deterred too many qualified candidates from accepting executive branch appointments, committee leaders said.

Tags: management , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Susan Collins , Joseph Lieberman , Rob Portman , Tom Coburn , Senate-confirmed positions , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 07:07am EDT
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Deficit plan to target fed pay, benefits?

Federal Times editor Steve Watkins joins host Mike Causey to talk about what's next for federal workers and retirees.
April 13, 2011

Tags: pay and benefits , shutdown , American Federation of Government Employees , Federal Times , Steve Watkins , Mike Causey , Your Turn , federal budget

Wednesday - 04/13/2011, 09:36pm EDT
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Oversight committee passes bills targeting tax delinquent feds, contractors

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform passed two bills on Wednesday that prohibit a person with "seriously delinquent tax debt" from being a federal employee or contractor.

Tags: House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , Darrell Issa , taxes , IRS , contracting , Jolie Lee

Wednesday - 04/13/2011, 05:48pm EDT

Debt ceiling debate may turn ugly

Democrats are urging Republicans not to jeopardize the economy. Republicans have said any bill to raise the debt limit must be paired with significant spending cuts. The Hill's Erik Wasson says they're all getting edgy.

Tags: Federal Drive , debt ceiling , The Hill , Erik Wasson

Wednesday - 04/13/2011, 10:31am EDT
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Most people won't notice these big budget cuts

It's touted as the biggest one-time rollback of domestic spending ever, but most folks will be hard-pressed to notice.

Tags: budget , Barack Obama

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 09:24pm EDT

Six-month budget slashes e-gov fund by 76 percent

The agreement between the White House and Congressional leaders to fund the government through the remainder of 2011 would strip the E-Government fund of more than three quarters of its dollars. The fund, managed by the General Services Administration, pays for several of the Obama Administration's government transparency websites.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , David McClure , OMB , GSA , cloud computing , data center consolidation , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , E-Government Fund , open government , transparency , TechStat , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 08:20pm EDT
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