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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

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
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