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Norton's proposed bill rewards contractors for fair labor practices

When Congress resumes, Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton is set to introduce a bill that directs federal agencies to give preferential points to federal government vendors based on their labor practices. Norton's is the latest in a series of bills and orders designed to improve working conditions for federal contracting employees.

Tags: contracting , Eleanor Holmes Norton , Congress , fair labor practices , labor laws , acquisition , PSC , workforce , pay

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 05:04pm EDT

House GOP subpoenas former CTO Todd Park over HealthCare.gov

Citing cybersecurity concerns, House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) is compelling Park to testify about his role in the development of the health insurance exchange portal.

Tags: Todd Park , HealthCare.gov , House Science Committee , Lamar Smith , HHS , CMS , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 10:34am EDT

NARFE finds votes impacting feds, retirees 'more polarized than ever'

Vermont and Rhode Island lawmakers were among those in Congress who consistently voted in favor of federal workers and retirees, according to the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association's latest scorecard.

Tags: Congress , Senate , management , budget , oversight , government shutdown , pay and benefits , NARFE , scorecard , vote , pay freeze , Ginger Whitaker

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 10:34am EDT

Julia Ziegler, Web Manager, Federal News Radio

Congress is out of here, and members won't be back until after the November elections. So what did Congress accomplish? Julia Ziegler, Federal News Radio's web manager, shared your thoughts on the issue on the Federal Drive with guest host Emily Kopp.

Tags: Federal Drive , Congress , Senate , Julia Ziegler , continuing resolution , Emily Kopp

Friday - 09/26/2014, 09:25am EDT
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Continuing resolution heads to President Obama for signature

The continuing resolution keeps government agencies open and funded until Dec. 11. At this point, Congress has not tried to use the legislation to block a 1 percent pay raise for federal employees in 2015.

Tags: Congress , SES , IRS , continuing resolution , Emily Kopp , budget

Wednesday - 09/17/2014, 10:47pm EDT

House postpones vote on short-term spending bill

House Republican leaders are postponing a vote on a short-term spending bill as they weigh President Barack Obama's request for the authority to train and equip Syrian rebels battling Islamic State militants.

Tags: budget , spending bill

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 04:48pm EDT

House GOP to extend Export-Import Bank authority

House Republicans moved Tuesday to extend the authority of the Export-Import Bank this month as part of a government-wide funding bill needed to prevent a shutdown at month's end.

Tags: Congress , Export-Import Bank

Tuesday - 09/09/2014, 10:00pm EDT

Rep. Issa slams Labor for frivolous spending on posters, mascots

In a letter sent to Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez Monday, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) slams Labor's Office of Public Affairs for "frivolously" spending money on public relations contests, mascots and book clubs.

Tags: Darrell Issa , oversight , Labor Department , wasteful spending , Shefali Kapadia

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 09:31am EDT

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Ranking Member, House Budget Committee

Congress is in recess, which means your pay and benefits won't change -- at least for the next month. But budget conversations in September (when Congress comes back) may mean you should keep your ears open again. Congressman Chris Van Hollen is ranking member of the House Budget Committee and Democratic representative of the 8th district of Maryland. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the most important issue you should watch is money (of course!).

Tags: Chris Van Hollen , Congress , In Depth

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 04:48pm EDT
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