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General Services Administration Inspector General Brian Miller told senators on Wednesday his office had made a criminal referral to the Justice Department relating to the ongoing spending scandal. Speaking at the last of four congressional hearings about the GSA, Miller testified that he has heard from "a lot" of whistleblowers since his report was released several weeks ago.
The federal government has developed a disturbing practice of cleverly hiding information.
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The Senator writes to Appropriations Committee members asking for money to increase the number of employees for the e-government and procurement offices at OMB. Lieberman also wants to combine the White House's requests for e-government and IT pilot projects.
The union that represents IRS workers is ramping up a public campaign in hopes of convincing voters that the loss of 4,000 tax collectors and agents would be bad for government services that they depend on. Congressional appropriators have proposed cutting the division's budget by $450 million-to-$600 million.
One crisis averted, on to the next. The day after Congress managed to avoid a government shutdown — again — Republicans and Democrats stared ahead Tuesday at major fights over spending that underscore a deep divide that's sure to define the fast-approaching national elections.
Mark Plotkin, WTOP political analyst
It's that time of year: federal agency heads are double checking their numbers, polishing their talking points, and explaining their Fiscal Year 2011 budget proposals on Capitol Hill. On Wednesday, the head of the Office of Personnel Management had his turn in the budget hot seat.
Thousands of Transportation Department staffers here in Washington and across the country face another day of furloughs today, and possibly the rest of the week. It's all because of a legislative stalemate in the United States Senate.