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D.C. mayor navigates unfamiliar territory on Hill

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has struggled so far to build relationships with the House's new Republican majority, which could make it difficult to accomplish his top priorities given Congress' ultimate say over the capital city's budget and laws.

Tags: Trey Gowdy , John Boehner , Vincent Gray , Tom Davis , Adrian Fenty , Anthony Williams , D.C. Council , Jack Evans , Eleanor Holmes Norton

Wednesday - 06/08/2011, 03:12pm EDT

Bill cuts fed workforce by 10 percent

Republican leaders of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee introduced a bill to reduce the size of the federal government by 10 percent, codifying the deficit commission's recommendation. The legislation also would not let agencies hire contractors to replace federal workers unless there is a "financial advantage to the government."

Tags: pay and benefits , Jason Chaffetz , Dennis RossHouse Oversight and Government Reform C , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , workforce , Deficit Commission , Jason Miller , workforce reductions , Elijah Cummings , Reducing the Size of the Federal Government Throug , Congress

Monday - 06/06/2011, 03:41pm EDT

Issa blocks transparency bill

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will not consider a bill aimed at better federal government transparency, according to Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif.

Tags: Elijah Cummings , transparency , Congress , Ruben Gomez

Tuesday - 05/31/2011, 06:20pm EDT

House votes to block contractor disclosure

Three members of the House and four members of the Senate introduce companion pieces of legislation to head off the White House's draft executive order requiring contractors to disclose political contributions.

Tags: contracting , industry , Susan Collins , Mitch McConnell , Lamar Alexander , Rob Portman , Tom Cole , Sam Graves , White House , political contributions , executive order , PSC , Stan Soloway , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/27/2011, 07:53am EDT

Defense bill denies raises for poor performers

The House is expected to vote today on the bill, which will set spending levels and policy for the DoD in fiscal year 2012.

Tags: Defense Authorization Bill , DoD , budget , pay and benefits , pay for performance , Dennis Ross , Allen West , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 12:55pm EDT

Hearing offers little clarity to campaign disclosure proposal

Republican House lawmakers are frustrated and concerned over the draft Executive Order requiring contractors to make campaign contributions public. OFPP's Dan Gordon declines to answer specific questions about the proposal, but said transparency is key to ensuring trust in the procurement system.

Tags: contracting , industry , Dan Gordon , Sam Graves , Elijah Cummings , Nydia Velazquez , Tim Walberg , House Small Business Committee , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , OFPP , White House , FEC , draft executive order , political contributions , Disclose Act , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/13/2011, 07:35am EDT
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Issa supports giving DC more freedom over funds

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Thursday - 05/12/2011, 01:13pm EDT

CBO to estimate cost of real property proposal

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said he supports the administration's plan to make it easier to get rid of excess property at civilian agencies.

Tags: management , Jeff Zients , Tom Carper , Jeff Denham , Danny Werfel , Doug Elmendorf , OMB , CBO , federal real property , BRAC , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/06/2011, 06:57am EDT

Carper wants to know plans for open gov sites

The Delaware Democratic senator wrote a letter to federal CIO Vivek Kundra asking for more details about which transparency websites will continue and which will go dark. Congress reduced the E-Government Fund by 76 percent in 2011forcing some near-term decisions.

Tags: technology , Tom Carper , Vivek Kundra , OMB , Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committ , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , E-Government Fund , transparency , budget cuts , Jason Miller

Friday - 04/22/2011, 03:41pm EDT

Issa pledges to keep transparency sites online

A senior Republican lawmaker is optimistic that the Obama administration's transparency websites can be kept online.

Tags: technology , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , MB , E-Government Fund , transparency , openness , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/13/2011, 08:25pm EDT
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