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Senate committee finds few hurdles with cyber proposal

The White House's draft bill includes many similarities with the one sponsored by the Sens. Lieberman, Collins and Carper. The biggest issues are around the President's powers over the Internet during emergencies and whether there should be a Senate-confirmed cyber coordinator at DHS. Senate Majority Leader Reid is making comprehensive cyber legislation a priority this session.

Tags: technology , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Tom Carper , Phil Reitinger , Jason Chipman , DHS , DoJ , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , NCTC , cybersecurity , liability protections , critical infrastructure , Jason Miller

Monday - 05/23/2011, 07:49pm EDT
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Shutdown averted, six-day CR passed

The White House and Congress agreed to both a short-term deal and a longer-term one funding the government through 2011 and cutting more than $35 billion. OMB issued new guidance telling agencies to resume normal operations which means feds should report to work as usual.

Tags: budget , shutdown , budget 2011 , Congress , management , John Boehner , Barack Obama , Jason Miller

Saturday - 04/09/2011, 02:34am EDT

Congress continues negotiations; Feds frustration grows

President Obama expects to have an answer Friday morning about whether a shutdown can be averted. Meanwhile agencies have new guidance from OMB on how to prepare to close down their offices. Federal workers vent frustrations and ask questions during a town hall meeting sponsored by Rep. Jim Moran.

Tags: management , shutdown , Barack Obama , John Boehner , Jim Moran , OPM , OMB , Congress , Dina Long , NTEU , Dan Adcock , NARFE , AFGE , SSA , DoT , FAA , Jason Miller , budget , furlough , budget 2011

Friday - 04/08/2011, 07:08am EDT
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Reid: Dems must 'make a sacrifice' for compromise

In floor comments today, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) indicated a willingness to compromise with Republicans on a spending bill.

Tags: Senate , Congress , budget , compromise , The Hill , shutdown , continuing resolution , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 01:19pm EST

Spending compromise does not include GOP cuts

Jeanne Cummings, assistant managing editor for Politico

Tags: Jeanne Cummings , Politico , spending , spending cuts , government shutdown

Tuesday - 03/01/2011, 08:20pm EST
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Death of omnibus 'unusual'

POLITICO reporter Shira Toeplitz explains why the last-minute pull-out of the omnibus bill is so odd.

Tags: Shira Toeplitz , Politico , Congress , omnibus , budget , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 12/17/2010, 03:11pm EST
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Defense authorization bill back on Senate docket

The Defense authorization bill has been on the Senate calendar, and off the Senate calendar. Now it's on again. The Senate majority leader is now promising to bring a 2011 defense authorization bill to the floor for a vote.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , defense spending , defense spending bill , Senate Armed Services Committee , Joe Lieberman , Senate , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 11/18/2010, 03:38pm EST

WTOP's 2010 Election Guide

Whether its local, state or federal, the 2010 elections will have an impact on how government will shape area lives in the coming years.

Tags: Election Day , D.C. mayoral race , Robert Ehrlich , Martin O'Malley , Gerry Connolly , Keith Fimian , Jim Moran , Patrick Murray , Frank Wolf , Jeff Barnett , Frank Kratovil , Andy Harris , Craig Rice , Robin Ficker , Roger Berliner , ike leggett , Doug Rosenfeld , Vincent Gray , Harry Thomas Jr. , Mary Cheh , David Hedgepeth , Christine O'Donnell , Chris Coons , Sharon Angle , Barbara Mikulski , Joe Miller , Lisa Murkowski

Monday - 11/01/2010, 07:49pm EDT
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