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GOP measure shields lawmakers' office budgets

Even as they press cuts to food stamps and a host of other domestic programs, Republicans running the House of Representatives are shielding their own office expense accounts from further cuts.

Tags: Congress , budget , Norm Dicks , Paul Ryan , appropriations

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 04:52pm EDT

House GOP heads off plan to end weapons programs

House Republicans thwarted a plan by a few Democrats to cancel weapons programs. The moves and counter-moves came during debate on the 2013 Defense Authorization bill.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive , Defense Authorization Bill , John Conyers , Mike Quigley , Ed Markey

Friday - 05/18/2012, 09:09am EDT

Senate Democrats reject House GOP budget plan

Tags: Senate , budget , Paul Ryan

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 05:59pm EDT

Defense bill lets feds in national security jobs rotate between agencies

As part of the annual Defense authorization bill, House lawmakers will take up a provision designed to let federal employees gain experience and share expertise while working temporarily in other agencies.

Tags: Congress , National Defense Authorization Act , jointness , workforce , pay and benefits , TRICARE , Susan Collins , service contracting , Adam Smith , House Armed Services Committee , Jared Serbu

Monday - 05/07/2012, 05:51pm EDT
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The creature that ate your pension

If you ask the typical federal/postal worker what his or her greatest job-related fear was, many would answer they are afraid Congress will change their retirement rules and base their benefits on their highest five-year average salary. Yet the likelihood of losing the current high-three system is small compared to other, more real threats, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Friday - 05/11/2012, 02:00am EDT

House passes 2013 funding for Commerce, Justice

The House approved the first spending bill for 2013, setting operating budgets for the Commerce and Justice Departments and for science-related agencies, such as NASA.

Tags: Congress , budget , House Appropriations Committee , Commerce , Justice , FBI , NIST , Census , NOAA

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 07:50pm EDT

House OKs bill increasing feds' retirement contributions

The GOP-controlled House passed legislation Thursday requiring federal workers to contribute more toward their retirement. The Sequester Replacement Act of 2012 proposed gradually increasing federal employees' pension contributions by 5 percent over five years as an alternative to sequestration.

Tags: Congress , Paul Ryan , budget , sequestration , pay and benefits , retirement , retirement contribution

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 05:32pm EDT
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