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House puts 100,000 tax-delinquent feds on notice

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee passed two bills Wednesday - one that would fire tax-delinquent federal employees and another that prevents agencies from awarding contracts or grants to companies with tax debt. More than 100,000 employees in the federal workforce currently owe a total of $3.54 billion in federal taxes.

Tags: IRS , Jason Chaffetz , Shefali Kapadia , Tax delinquency , Industry , taxes , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 01:58pm EDT

House unveils cyber bill and signals bipartisan compromise

House intelligence committee leaders unveiled a bipartisan cybersecurity bill Tuesday amid signs of broad agreement on long-sought legislation that would allow private companies to share with the government details of how they are hacked.

Tags: cybersecurity , Adam Schiff , Devin Nunes , DHS , NSA , technology

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 02:40pm EDT

Monday federal headlines - March 23, 2015

The Federal Headlines is a daily compilation of the stories you hear discussed on Federal News Radio each day. It is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com readers more information about the stories heard on the radio. In today's news, the head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive announces he's stepping down and a multiple launch rocket system battalion is heading to South Korea.

Tags: B. Todd Jones , ATF , People , Ash Carter , DoD , GSA , Steve Chabot , Federal Drive , In Depth

Monday - 03/23/2015, 06:06am EDT

Reverse auctions draw strong criticism on Capitol Hill

Reverse auctions are overused, underregulated and might be a monopoly, according to recent testimony on Capitol Hill.

Tags: House Small Business Committee , Congress , reverse auctions , GAO , Dan Gordon , OFPP , FAR , FedBid , Joe Jordan , Steve Chabot , Sean McCalley

Friday - 03/20/2015, 06:20pm EDT

Congress seeking answers in Secret Service incident

Lawmakers say the Secret Service won't let them hear from four employees who witnessed an episode outside the White House in which two high-ranking agency officials are accused of driving into a secure area without authorization.

Tags: Congress , House Oversight and Goverment Reform Committee , Secret Service

Monday - 03/23/2015, 04:20am EDT

Rep. Tom Rice (R-S.C.)

Rep. Tom Rice (R-S.C) proposed a bill that would cut federal employee pay by 8.7 percent if the employee makes over $100,000 a year. Uniformed military personnel are exempt. In our Congressional Spotlight, Rice tells In Depth with Francis Rose why he chose the percentage cut he chose and why he wants to cut federal pay in the first place.

Tags: Tom Rice , Congressional Spotlight , Congress , pay , In Depth

Friday - 03/20/2015, 05:03pm EDT
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GOP budget bills aim to bolster DoD funding, cut government waste

Republican lawmakers released their Fiscal Year 2016 budget plans this week, containing increased spending for the Pentagon, cuts for non-Defense operating budgets and a hike in federal employees' contributions to their retirement plans.

Tags: budget , management , Congress , Senate , FERS , retirement , pay raise , Mike Enzi , DoD , GAO , High Risk List , Michael OConnell

Friday - 03/20/2015, 04:46pm EDT

House bill offers liability protection for information sharing

New bill to strengthen information sharing is a top legislative priority for House Homeland Security Committee.

Tags: Congress , cybersecurity , DHS , Michael McCaul , NCCIC , House Homeland Security Committee , Sean McCalley

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 06:32pm EDT
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