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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

Option to put unused leave toward TSP part of House bill

The provision part of a larger transportation bill would allow retiring federal employees to put their unused annual leave toward their TSP.

Tags: Tom Trabucco , TSP , pay and benefits , annual leave , In Depth

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 08:12am EST
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McKeon says DoD report was skimpy and late

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) said a Defense Department report on China was skimpy and late.

Tags: Buck McKeon , DoD , DoD Report , China , Congress , House Armed Services Committee , Federal Drive

Thursday - 07/12/2012, 10:17am EDT

Zombie government

Would changing federal retirement rules trigger a mad rush to retirement? Or would it turn the government into an institution run by tired, over- the-hill zombies, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders ... kind of like Congress.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , retirement , workforce , Congress , annuity payments , Senate

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 02:00am EDT

Cyber bill tracker

The pressing need for cybersecurity legislation has led to widely divergent paths in the House and Senate. The House has opted for a more incremental approach, while the Senate has crafted comprehensive legislation

Tags: cybersecurity , Harry Reid , Darrell Issa , John McCain , Mike Rogers , Dan Lungren , NSA , DHS , House Homeland Security Intelligence Committee , Joseph Lieberman , Dianne Feinstein , Jay Rockefeller , Susan Collins , Michael McCaul , NSF , Elijah Cummings , Congress , Senate

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 02:47pm EDT

House bill restores mass transit subsidy

Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-N.Y.) introduced legislation that extends the mass transit tax break that expired at the end of 2011.

Tags: Nan Hayworth , Congress , mass transit , tax break

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 10:43am EDT

Congress passes student loans, highway jobs bill

The bill sent for President Barack Obama's signature enables just over $100 billion to be spent on highway, mass transit and other transportation programs over the next two years, projects that would have expired Saturday without congressional action. Federal employees' retirement benefits are safe under the bill, which also allows retirement-eligible federal employees to choose partial retirement.

Tags: Barack Obama , Transportation , student loans , John Mica , Congress , Senate

Friday - 06/29/2012, 08:26pm EDT

White House threatens vetoes for nearly all House appropriations bills

Congress is off to a strong start passing annual appropriations bills for fiscal 2013. But the White House has taken issue with several of the bills' provisions, with President Barack Obama threatening to veto many of the bills if they come come to desk.

Tags: budget , OMB , appropriations

Friday - 06/29/2012, 04:09pm EDT
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