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House bill blocks pay increase for feds

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) introduced a bill that would block a 0.5 percent pay raise for federal workers slated to go into effect March 27. In an executive order issued late last month, President Barack Obama mandated a 0.5 percent pay increase.

Tags: Congress , pay raise , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Ron DeSantis , Darrell Issa

Wednesday - 01/16/2013, 04:15pm EST

House rejects agency budget cuts in Sandy relief bill

The House soundly rejected an amendment to the Superstorm Sandy aid bill that would have required an across-the-board 1.63 percent cut to agency spending to offset the emergency funding. Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) introduced the amendment last week along with a separate proposal to revoke a mass-transit subsidy for federal workers.

Tags: Congress , Mick Mulvaney , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , budget , Superstorm Sandy , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 01/15/2013, 07:15pm EST

Boehner: GOP will pass 'responsible' debt bill

Speaker John Boehner says the GOP-controlled House will "do its job" and pass legislation to lift the nation's borrowing cap and keep the government running, but will insist that Democrats accept new spending controls.

Tags: Congress , budget , debt limit , John Boehner

Monday - 01/14/2013, 12:48pm EST

More fiscal clashes loom as new Congress opens

Tags: Congress , Senate

Thursday - 01/03/2013, 06:28pm EST

Lawmakers 'committed' to postal reform in new Congress

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said they were committed to working together to pass postal reform legislation in the new Congress. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe renewed his call for congressional action, saying the agency faces an "unsustainable" financial path.

Tags: Congress , Senate , USPS , postal reform bill , Darrell Issa , Tom Carper , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Jack Moore

Thursday - 01/03/2013, 06:06pm EST

'Fiscal cliff' deal restores mass-transit subsidy

The bill to avert the "fiscal cliff" reinstates parity between the parking and mass-transit subsidies. The mass-transit subsidy was reduced in 2011 to $125 even as a similar subsidy for parking benefits was increased to $240 a month.

Tags: mass-transit subsidy , pay and benefits , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , Congress , Senate

Wednesday - 01/02/2013, 06:47pm EST

Congress tightens belt, trims spy budget for 2013

House lawmakers voted Monday 373-29 in favor of a Senate-passed bill to slightly boost the president's $72 billion budget request for intelligence agencies, which is still less than last year's $80 billion budget.

Tags: Congress , CIA , al-Qaida , Mike Rogers , Dutch Ruppersberger , Senate , Diane Feinstein , House Intelligence Committee , Senate Intelligence Committee

Tuesday - 01/01/2013, 03:07am EST
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