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Top Senator calls for review of military equipment use by civilian police

Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois has asked Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to review a program that provides high-powered rifles and other surplus military equipment to civilian police departments across the country. The Senate's second ranking Democrat on Friday said he has long been concerned about their use of military equipment and military-style tactics by local police departments. He said the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer gives "new urgency" to a review of the Pentagon program.

Tags: Michael Brown , Ferguson , Chuck Hagel , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Monday - 09/08/2014, 06:42pm EDT

Senators seek cost cuts for F-35 fighter jet

Tags: Senate , DoD , F-35 , Frank Kendall

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 03:08pm EDT

Latest: GSA IG makes a 'criminal referral' to Justice

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.

Tags: GSA , Shakeup at GSA , Senate , Congress , Jerry Moran , Public Buildings Service , Dan Tangherlini , Brian Miller , Jeff Neely , conference spending

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 07:19pm EDT

Lieberman calls for more staff at OMB

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.

Tags: management , technology , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , OMB , Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Co , OFPP , 2011 budget , E-Government Fund , acquisition workforce

Monday - 03/29/2010, 02:47pm EDT

NTEU warns against the loss of IRS jobs, revenue

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.

Tags: IRS , budget , Congress , Treasury , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , Doug Shulman , dodd-frank act , SEC , Senate Appropriations Committee , House Appropriations Committee , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 10/12/2011, 07:44pm EDT
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Congress dodges one crisis, now on to the next

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.

Tags: Congress , budget , House , FEMA , Senate , Mitch McConnell

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 09:38pm EDT
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