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Fiscal cliff negotiators are facing high hurdles

The White House and leaders on the Hill will have to resolve deep political and fiscal disagreements that have stymied them time after time despite repeated promises to overcome them.

Tags: Barack Obama , John Boehner , Congress , budget , tax cuts , sequestration

Monday - 11/19/2012, 03:37am EST

Pay freeze bill heading for House vote

The House Rules Committee voted to fast-track legislation extending the pay freeze for federal employees through the end of the fiscal year. Federal workers are now slated to get a 0.5 percent pay increase in March when a stopgap continuing resolution expired. However, the measure approved by the House Rules Committee, introduced by Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), would block that increase.

Tags: Congress , pay and benefits , pay , pay freeze , Barack Obama , Ron DeSantis , Chris Van Hollen

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 09:04pm EST

USPS makes case for ending Saturday delivery as postal reform push continues

The U.S. Postal Service's worsening financial situation led Postmaster General Pat Donahoe to announce last week the agency would end Saturday mail delivery beginning in August. But lawmakers on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee were divided over Donahoe's announcement. The postmaster general told the committee during a hearing Wednesday the decision was necessary to save $2 billion a year and to begin shoring up the service's funding shortfalls.

Tags: Congress , Senate , budget , USPS , Saturday delivery , Mark Pryor , Pat Donahoe , Tom Carper , Darrell Issa , Elijah Cummings , Tom Coburn , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 04:45pm EST

House to return to session Sunday evening

The House will be back in session Sunday evening as the "fiscal cliff" looms, threatening across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts with the new year.

Tags: Congress , sequestration , fiscal cliff

Thursday - 12/27/2012, 03:03pm EST
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