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Mica: 'Mismanagement of assets is shameful'

Congressman John Mica says his top priority as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations is to cut agency waste, fraud and abuse beyond just the low hanging fruit. Mica's column is part of Federal News Radio's special report, Rise of the Money People.

Tags: John Mica , Congress , duplicative programs , real property , financial management , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , Rise of the Money People

Friday - 04/12/2013, 04:21am EDT

Postal Service backs down on ending Saturday mail

The U.S. Postal Service has reversed its decision to end Saturday mail delivery service, saying Congress gave it no choice when it passed a 2013 appropriations bill last month that continued a ban on five-day delivery.

Tags: USPS , Congress , budget , mail delivery , Darrell Issa , Tom Carper

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 02:04pm EDT

House revives cyber bill that privacy groups hate

The House Intelligence Committee is trying to revive legislation that would let industry and the federal government swap information on the latest cyber threats.

Tags: House Intelligence Committee , FBI , NSA , Cybersecurity

Monday - 04/08/2013, 07:20pm EDT

New bill could curtail FEHBP prescription drug costs

The FEHBP Drug Integrity, Transparency and Cost Savings Act would give OPM more oversight of contracts and pricing methods. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) said the bill would save the government billions.

Tags: Congress , OPM , FEHB , Stephen Lynch , pay and benefits , AFGE , NTEU , Jason Miller

Friday - 03/22/2013, 04:17pm EDT

Debate rages over USPS delivery changes

The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service announced last month it would end Saturday delivery of first-class mail. But a new legal decision from the Government Accountability Office seemed to offer more questions than answers.

Tags: Congress , Senate , USPS , Darrell Issa , Tom Coburn , Gerry Connolly , Jack Moore

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 07:14pm EDT

Shutdown averted, pay freeze extended as Congress passes 2013 funding bill

The House voted today to approve a measure to fund federal agencies through the remainder of fiscal 2013. The bill averts a government shutdown but extends the freeze on federal employees' pay through the end of 2013. The bill now heads to President Barack Obama for his signature.

Tags: 2013 budget , sequestration , Congress , Senate , USPS , Barbara Mikulski , pay freeze , appropriations , Jack Moore

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 01:09pm EDT
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