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Bill demanding details on sequestration heads to President's desk

Legislation forcing the White House to explain how the across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration will affect individual agencies is now waiting for President Barack Obama's signature. The Senate unanimously approved the Sequestration Transparency Act of 2012 Wednesday, which requires the administration to detail within 30 days how the $1.2 trillion over 10 years in automatic cuts will be applied. The House passed its version of the bill last week in a 414-2 vote.

Tags: Congress , Senate , budget , OMB , sequestration , Paul Ryan , Patty Murray , John McCain , Sequestration Transparency Act , Jack Moore

Thursday - 07/26/2012, 03:36pm EDT

GSA inspector probes $268K awards ceremony

Tags: GSA , Shakeup at GSA , Congress

Thursday - 07/19/2012, 04:10pm EDT

House chairman: Leaks not likely from Pentagon

The House Armed Services Committee chairman, speaking after a secret briefing from top defense officials on Thursday, said he did not believe the Pentagon was responsible for recent national security leaks.

Tags: DoD , Buck McKeon , Congress , House Armed Services Committee , John McCain , Eric Holder , leaks , national security , Leon Panetta

Thursday - 07/19/2012, 02:43pm EDT

House passes bill requiring White House to hand over sequestration details

The House handily approved a bipartisan bill requiring the Obama administration to provide more information about how automatic, across-the-board cuts, known as sequestration, will be implemented starting in January. While the vote cut across party lines, lawmakers continue to disagree about ways to come up with alternatives.

Tags: OMB , budget , Congress , sequestration , Paul Ryan , Chris Van Hollen , Todd Young , Jeff Zients , defense industry , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 05:06pm EDT

Lawmakers consider federal pay system for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac execs

Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae came under fire from the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Wednesday for awarding millions of dollars to executives. The hearing came just a day after the House Financial Services Committee passed a bill to convert execs' pay to the federal pay system.

Tags: Freddie Mac , Fannie Mae , pay and benefits , executive pay , SES , GS , Darrell Issa , Joe Walsh , Charles Haldeman

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 03:41pm EST

DoD rescinds report length guideline

The Defense Department removed the 10-page limit after Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) called the department's latest report on China "skimpy."

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Buck McKeon , Congress , House Armed Services Committe

Friday - 07/13/2012, 09:02am EDT

Feds: Aggressive pitbulls or quaking chihuahuas

Now that government workers are under attack by politicians, how much clout do federal and postal workers have, and are they going to use it in November? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey searches for answers.

Tags: Congress , Senate , pay and benefits , Mike Causey , Federal Report

Friday - 02/03/2012, 02:00am EST

Feds on the road to nowhere

Congress is taking a new road, literally, in its drive to trim federal retirement benefits and force civil servants to kick in more to their pension plan, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. This time its the so-called highway bill ...

Tags: pay and benefits , benefits , retirement , Mike Causey , Federal Report , Congress , Senate

Friday - 02/10/2012, 02:00am EST
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Bill to cut federal retirement benefits saves $44B, CBO says

The House bill H.R.3813 would require federal workers to contribute 1.5 percent more of their salaries toward retirement over three years and end a supplemental payment for early retirees under the Federal Employee Retirement System.

Tags: CBO , pay and benefits , retirement , Congress

Monday - 02/13/2012, 09:08am EST
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