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House Dems' budget plan not mirror of President's, Van Hollen says

The House Democrats' budget proposal is the most fed-friendly of the plans put forth for fiscal 2013.

Tags: Chris Van Hollen , budget , Federal Drive , pay and benefits

Monday - 04/02/2012, 09:41am EDT
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House OKs GOP budget plan, including pay freeze extension, pension changes

After rejecting a bipartisan compromise and President Obama's budget Wednesday, the House prepares to vote on a Republican plan that calls for an extension of the federal pay freeze through 2015, increased federal retirement contributions and a reduction of the federal workforce by 10 percent.

Tags: budget , Paul Ryan , Chris Van Hollen , Congress , Senate , Barack Obama , retirement , pay freeze

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 09:19am EDT

Obama signs short-term highway bill, feds' retirement changes stalled

The House has passed a stopgap three-month transportation bill to keep federal aid flowing to construction projects delaying a vote on a larger bill that included increasing federal employees' retirement contributions.

Tags: Transportation , DoT , pay and benefits , retirement

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 02:51pm EDT

Obama signs stop-gap transportation bill

Tags: Congress , Transportation

Friday - 03/30/2012, 01:13pm EDT

House ready to OK GOP budget, rejects rival plans

After rejecting a bipartisan compromise and President Obama's budget Wednesday, the House prepares to vote on a Republican plan that calls for an extension of the federal pay freeze through 2015, increased federal retirement contributions and a reduction of the federal workforce by 10 percent.

Tags: budget , Congress , Senate , Barack Obama , John Boehner , James Lankford , Medicaid

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 07:44am EDT

House lawmakers object to defense civilian workforce cap

Lawmakers say the Defense Department should either lift its cap on civilian workers or cut down on contractors.

Tags: DoD Update , workforce , contracting , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 03/28/2012, 08:16am EDT

House Oversight FISMA bill envisions beefed-up OMB role

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee unveiled a bill to overhaul a decade-old law detailing how federal agencies protect their computer networks from cybersecurity threats. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the chairman of the committee, told Federal News Radio the Office of Management and Budget is better poised to be a "fair arbitrator" than the Homeland Security Department.

Tags: Congress , Senate , cybersecurity , FISMA , Darrell Issa , DHS , OMB , Joseph Lieberman , Elijah Cummings , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Susan Collins , John McCain

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 08:43pm EDT
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No pay freeze extension in Democrats' budget plan

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) introduced "Making It in America," the Democratic budget proposal that calls for an end to the sequester while preserving the Medicare guarantee. Unlike the other proposals under consideration, this proposal does not call for an extension of the federal pay freeze or an increase in feds' contributions to their retirement funds.

Tags: Chris Van Hollen , budget , 2013 budget request , House Budget Committee , President Barack Obama , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 08:57am EDT

Lawmakers call TSA screeners ineffective, rude

House members of both parties on Monday teed off against the agency in charge of airport and port anti-terrorist screening, saying it uses ineffective tactics, wastes money on faulty equipment and treats travelers rudely.

Tags: TSA , DHS , Congress , Darrell Issa

Monday - 03/26/2012, 06:51pm EDT
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