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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

TSA no-show angers lawmakers as they get few answers about TWIC

Program to provide identification cards for maritime workers lags behind a similar DoD effort, and is causing decade-long problems.

Tags: House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee , John Mica , TSA , port security , TWIC , Transportation Worker Identification Credential , Coast Guard , Stephen Sadler , secure identity cards , Keith BieryGolick

Friday - 06/29/2012, 05:52pm EDT

House votes to hold attorney general in contempt

The House has approved a precedent-setting resolution to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal contempt of Congress. It was the first time a sitting Cabinet member has been held in contempt.

Tags: Darrell Issa , Eric Holder , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 04:47pm EDT

Contempt of Congress issue may fizzle after vote

>Time appears to be limited for the House to pursue a criminal contempt case against Holder or a civil case to compel President Barack Obama's administration to turn over subpoenaed documents. A contempt citation against Holder presumably would expire when the current Congress ends in January.

Tags: Eric Holder , Justice Department , Congress , John Boehner , Barack Obama , Fast and Furious

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 02:56am EDT
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