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Federal unions claim sneak attack in unemployment insurance deal

Two federal unions, the American Federation of Government Employees and the National Treasury Employees Union, say lawmakers removed the increase in federal employee contributions from the payroll tax extension, but added it to the unemployment insurance extension, which is part of the overall deal. The unions say if the provision becomes law, feds would see a pay decrease while everyone else would see an increase.

Tags: pay and benefits , benefits , retirement , retirement contribution , workforce , NTEU , AFGE , John Gage , Dave Camp , Colleen Kelley , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 05:55pm EST

Unions denounce FAA bill compromise

Union leaders on Monday denounced a deal in Congress that would make it harder for them to organize airline and railroad workers, saying it was reached without their input.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , FAA , Transportation , unions , FAA reauthorization , John Mica ,

Monday - 01/30/2012, 07:51pm EST

Boarman to step down as GPO chief

Senate leaves town without confirming nomination of 26th public printer. Boarman is unclear why his nomination has stalled.

Tags: Senate , Congress , Orrin Hatch , John Isakson , Andrew Breitbart , GPO , Bill Boarman , people

Monday - 12/19/2011, 05:55am EST
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Senate begins work on FISMA update

Lieberman said a congressional staff is reviewing draft legislative language of the comprehensive cybersecurity legislation, which includes an update to the 2002 Federal Information Security Management Act. Sen. Reid promised to work on a cyber bill during the early part of the Senate session in 2012.

Tags: technology , Cybersecurity , Joe Lieberman , Howard Schmidt , Congress , Tom Carper , FISMA , Diane Watson , Jason Miller , Homeland Security and Defense Business Council

Friday - 12/16/2011, 05:59am EST

Omnibus lumbers forward despite potential political pitfalls

Alexander Bolton of The Hill newspaper calls Senate Majority Leader Reid's omnibus package as "only way to get these appropriations bills passed."

Tags: Alexander Bolton , John Boehner , Congress , House , Senate , budget , appropriations , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 11:27am EST
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Reid to push omnibus, avoid another stopgap spending bill

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said he will move a $1 trillion omnibus spending bill to avoid another continuing resolution.

Tags: Congress , budget , Senate , Barack Obama , deficit , continuing resolution , omnibus

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 09:08am EST

Cyber bill on Senate's 2012 agenda

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says the issue will come up during the first work period of the new year.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , In Depth , Congress , Senate

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 07:11pm EST
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