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Congress' end of session checklist

A look at the Congressional agenda

Tags: The Hill , Ian Swanson , Federal Drive , appropriations

Wednesday - 08/11/2010, 09:31am EDT
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Three days to recess: where's your funding?

FY 2011 funding, Kagan, cybersecurity... What, if anything, will get done before the end of the week? We ask Ian Swanson, a news editor for The Hill.

Tags: Federal Drive , funding FY 2011 , Ian Swanson , The Hill

Wednesday - 08/04/2010, 09:35am EDT
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Holbrooke says war is win-able

Difficult but the war in Afghanistan can succeed. The words of Richard Holbrook, the top U.S envoy in Afghanistan and Pakistan yesterday before Congress at an oversight hearing on money being spent on the nine year old war in Afghanistan. Lawmakers expressed concern about corruption that's eaten up millions of dollars. Holbrooke said this is the toughest job he's ever had.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , Afghanistan , Richard Holbrook , Pakistan , J.J. Green

Thursday - 07/29/2010, 11:01am EDT

War spending passes, agency funding to follow?

Legislation to fund the troop surge in Afghanistan has been sent to President Barack Obama. But what about funding for FY 2011? Details from The Hill's Ian Swanson.

Tags: Federal Drive , war funding , The Hill , Ian Swanson , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 07/28/2010, 09:31am EDT
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Tracking telework acceptance

Who's dialed in, and who isn't, across the Hill and the federal complex.

Tags: technology , TANDBERG Telework Center , cisco , OPM , Suzanne Kubota , telework

Monday - 07/26/2010, 01:23pm EDT

Overview of the overhaul of financial regulation

Reveling over a new milestone in his presidency, a triumphant Barack Obama on Wednesday signed into law the most sweeping overhaul of lending and high-finance rules since the Great Depression, fundamentally changing the way the government does business with business. Jodi Schneider, senior editor with American Banker, explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , financial regulation overhaul , American Banker , Jodi Schneider

Friday - 07/23/2010, 09:40am EDT
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ODNI stalemate thaws in the Senate

Pledging to increase trust with Congress, retired Air Force Lt. Gen. James R. Clapper said Tuesday he would be candid with lawmakers if confirmed as the next director of national intelligence. We get more from Susan Crabtree,senior editor for The Hill.

Tags: Federal Drive , ODNI , security , Susan Crabtree , The Hill

Wednesday - 07/21/2010, 09:30am EDT
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Paging developers for Congressional duty

Learn why we need more developers serving in Congress

Tags: newscast , DorobekInsider , Must Reads , developers ,

Tuesday - 07/20/2010, 01:59pm EDT

Hoyer explains changes to FY 2011 budgeting

House Democrats passed a budget bill that sets discretionary spending at levels below President Obama's. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer explains why.

Tags: Federal Drive , Steny Hoyer , Congressional Spotlight , FY 2011 budget , discretionary spending

Friday - 07/16/2010, 10:54am EDT
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