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GOP sequestration plan calls for reducing federal workforce

Republicans on the House and Senate Armed Services Committees have proposed an alternative to the automatic budget cuts set to go into effect next month that includes reducing the size of the federal workforce by 10 percent through attrition.

Tags: Congress , Senate , sequestration , Jack Moore , Buck McKeon , Kelly Ayotte , attrition , federal workforce

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 04:40pm EST
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Term limits, now

Thanks to congressional redistricting, many members of the House of Representatives have jobs for life if they choose to keep running for reelection. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders: Is it maybe time for term limits for everybody?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , Congress , workforce , term limits , Senate

Friday - 02/01/2013, 02:00am EST

Congress sends bill to Obama averting govt default

Tags: Congress , budget , debt limit

Thursday - 01/31/2013, 06:33pm EST

Obama says he'll sign $50.5B Sandy aid bill soon

President Barack Obama said he'll sign a $50.5 billion emergency relief measure for Superstorm Sandy victims as soon as it lands on his desk.

Tags: FEMA , Congress , John Boehner , Peter King

Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 02:44am EST

Lawmakers call on President to fill widespread IG vacancies

House and Senate lawmakers have called on President Barack Obama to fill inspector general vacancies at six large agencies, including open spots at the Departments of Homeland Security and State.

Tags: Congress , Senate , oversight , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , Darrell Issa , Elijah Cummings

Friday - 01/25/2013, 07:43pm EST

Air Force creating 'battle rhythm' to stop sexual assault

The Air Force said it has identified 59 victims at a basic training facility. Thirty-two instructors are among those who have been accused or convicted of committing sexual improprieties with trainees. Senior leaders say they must do more to stop the problem.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , Edward Rice , sexual assault , workforce , Mark Welsh , Jennifer Norris , Protect Our Defenders , Jared Serbu , House Armed Services Committee , Congress ,

Thursday - 01/24/2013, 06:38am EST
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Reid says Senate Dems will accept House debt bill

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says Senate Democrats will support a House Republican bill extending the government's ability to borrow for four months.

Tags: Senate , budget , Congress , Harry Reid

Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 12:10pm EST

VanRoekel dismisses need for IT reform, calls for more flexibility

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held its first hearing on the steps needed to reform IT management across government. But federal CIO Steven VanRoekel said he has the authority needed to improve how agencies spend money on technology programs. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the committee's chairman, is developing legislation to update laws governing the management of IT.

Tags: technology , Steven VanRoekel , OMB , Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , CIO authorities , IT reform , Tom Davis , Deloitte , David Powner , GAO , John Mica , Jason Miller , Congress

Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 10:02am EST
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