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Rep. Connolly details efforts dodging the excise bullet

An earlier agreement exempting union employees from a proposed excise tax on high priced health plans has now been extended to all federal employees. We learn how, and why.

Tags: P&B , FEHBP , excise tax , cadillac tax ,

Friday - 01/22/2010, 10:55am EST
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Rep. Connolly: where unspent TARP funds should go

Rep. Gerald E. "Gerry" Connolly wants half of the unspent or repaid bank bailout money to be used for deficit reduction.

Tags: Congressional Spotlight , Congress , TARP , bailout , stimulus , deficit reduction ,

Tuesday - 12/15/2009, 10:08am EST
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Feds win reprieve from healthcare excise tax

Federal employees covered under some of the more expensive plans in the Federal Employees Heath Benefit Program now have some breathing room as well.

Tags: P&B , FEHBP , NTEU , excise tax , Steny Hoyer , Chris Van Hollen , Barbara Mikulski

Thursday - 01/21/2010, 04:20pm EST

Reid not sure Congress can avert shutdown

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said it's possible there will be a government shutdown at the end of this month.

Tags: Harry Reid , Mitch McConnell , Jim Moran , Congress , House , Senate , budget , shutdown , The Hill

Tuesday - 09/20/2011, 05:43pm EDT

Connolly: Congress must address USPS problems

Learn more about what Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) thinks Congress can do to help the U.S. Postal Service.

Tags: Federal Drive , USPS , OPM , Vyomika Jairam , Steven Lynch , IG , CSRS Obligation Modification Act , Congressional Spotlight

Monday - 10/11/2010, 10:08am EDT
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Hiring reform: a view from the Hill

Reforming the federal hiring process will take more than just the Executive branch. Congress will have to do its part as well. For what's ahead, we ask Rep. Gerry Connolly.

Tags: Federal Drive , Congressional Spotlight , hiring reform , OPM , OMB , P&B

Wednesday - 05/12/2010, 10:58am EDT
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Connolly on BRAC, budget and benefits

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) updates Federal News Radio on BRAC, the budget and other issues affecting federal workers.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , Suzanne Kubota

Friday - 06/03/2011, 10:08am EDT
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Congress: Rightsizing debate should include feds and contractors

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agree that federal contractors need to be a major part of the discussion on rightsizing the federal workforce. But, they have not yet come to terms with whether the debate is about just raw numbers or having the right number of employees doing an amount of work they can handle.

Tags: pay and benefits , industry , Stephen Lynch , Dennis Ross , Cynthia Lummis , Tom Marino , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , William Dougan , NFFE , workforce , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 04:51pm EDT

Va. officials urged to sue over Mark Center move

A new Pentagon inspector general report finds "procedural and technical weaknesses" in the Army's traffic assessment surrounding its plans to move 6,400 Defense employees to a privately owned office complex in northern Virginia. Rep. Jim Moran, whose district includes the site, said the findings provide the underpinnings for local officials to sue the Pentagon to stop the move.

Tags: DoD , BRAC , Congress , Jim Moran , Army , Mark Center , inspector general , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Friday - 04/22/2011, 07:43am EDT
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