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Bill calls for 'duplication score' to cut wasteful programs

Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.) has cosponsored two pieces of legislation that target duplication of government services, both in the legislative and executive branches.

Tags: James Lankford , Congress , Federal Drive , duplication , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 05/08/2012, 11:41am EDT
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Amendment aims to speed up ship building plan

The Armed Services committee Seapower chairman is tired of waiting for the Navy's ship building plan to come in.

Tags: Todd Akin , DoD , Navy , House Armed Services Committee , DoD Report , Federal Drive ,

Tuesday - 05/08/2012, 08:39am EDT

New legislation seeks to prevent hazing in military

Congressmen introduce the Harry Lew Military Hazing Accountability and Prevention Act of 2012, a bill aimed at preventing hazing in the military services.

Tags: Elijah Cummings , Ben Cardin , Judy Chu , Mike Honda , Harry Lew , DoD , hazing , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , Congress , House Armed Services Committee , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 05/08/2012, 06:24am EDT

White House promises veto of GOP spending bill

The White House on Monday vowed to veto a House spending bill for the Justice Department, NASA and several other agencies, charging its GOP authors with violating last summer's budget pact and cutting programs like legal aid to the poor too deeply.

Tags: Congress , Justice Department , NASA , budget , Barack Obama , John Boehner

Monday - 05/07/2012, 11:28pm EDT

Senators ask USPS to delay post office closings

The four sponsors of postal reform legislation in the Senate are asking the Postal Service to delay closing post offices and mail processing facilities until the new law is in place.

Tags: Joe Lieberman , Susan Collins , Scott Brown , Tom Carper , Darrell Issa , Patrick Donahoe , USPS , Senate , Congress , budget

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 11:01am EDT

House-backed cyber bills head to Senate

Despite a veto threat from the President, the House passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) Thursday , along with three other cybersecurity bills.

Tags: Congress , Senate , CISPA , FISMA , cybersecurity , Mike Rogers , Mac Thornberry , technology , Dutch Ruppersberger

Friday - 04/27/2012, 07:12pm EDT

House Roll Call: Cybersecurity

Tags: Congress , cybersecurity , technology

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 08:11pm EDT

The joys of divided government

Democrats control the White House and the Senate, while Republicans call the shots in the House. So what impact has divided government had on federal workers? Some people think things could be a whole lot worse if one party ran all three operations at the same time, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Drive , pay and benefits , workforce , Congress , Senate

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 02:00am EDT

House-backed DATA Act, increases transparency, caps agency spending

On a voice vote, the House backed the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, known as the DATA Act. The legislation would establish uniform standards for all recipients to report federal money and set up a single website where average Americans could search for information on how government agencies, departments and other recipients spend federal funds.

Tags: financial management , transparency , DATA Act , Congress

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 01:32pm EDT
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