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Committee approves House budget plan

The House Budget Committee approved a Republican proposal that calls for shrinking U.S. deficits to $3.1 trillion over the coming decade. The budget bill also calls for a 10 percent reduction of the federal workforce, an extension of the federal pay freeze and an increase of federal employees' contributions to their pension plans.

Tags: budget , Congress , House Budget Committee , workforce , retirement , Paul Ryan , DoD , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 10:44am EDT

GOP Medicare plan borrows from and repeals Obama's

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), the top GOP budget writer, borrowed the idea of insurance exchanges, a big pooled marketplace, from the health care law enacted in Massachusetts when GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney was governor. Ryan wants to set one up for Medicare.

Tags: retirement , Medicare , Congressional Budget Office , budget , Paul Ryan , Congress , Medicaid

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 03:50am EDT

Analysis: GOP cuts will only be deeper compared to sequestration

Steve Bell, senior director of the Economic Policy Project at the Bipartisan Policy Center, told The Federal Drive with Tom Temin that unless something dramatic happens the budget will have about $1 trillion for the next 10 years.

Tags: budget , Steve Bell , Bipartisan Policy Center , Federal Drive , sequestration , deficit , Congress , Paul Ryan

Monday - 03/19/2012, 11:26am EDT
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House GOP plans to protect DoD from more cuts

The budget proposal House Republicans are planning to unveil next week will include provisions that would rescue the Defense Department from further budget cuts.

Tags: DoD , DoD Update , Paul Ryan , Leon Panetta , Federal Drive , Congress , budget

Friday - 03/16/2012, 09:51am EDT

Analysis: Incremental approach on cyber legislation more effective

Paul Rosenzweig, a visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation and the former the deputy assistant secretary for policy at the Homeland Security Department, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss competing cybersecurity legislation in both the House and Senate.

Tags: Paul Rosenzweig , cybersecurity , Heritage Foundation , Mike Rogers , Senate , Congress , SECURE IT Act , In Depth

Friday - 03/09/2012, 05:56pm EST
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Analysis: House GOP battles to write budget bill it can live with

Bob Cusack, managing editor at The Hill newspaper, tells The Federal Drive with Tom Temin that House Republicans are at odds over their election-year budget.

Tags: Congress , Bob Cusack , The Hill , Federal Drive , budget

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 11:42am EST
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After defending federal cuts, lawmaker responds to angry email comments

Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Fla.) is defending himself after responding to a op-ed piece in the Washington Post that claimed some members of Congress are attacking feds unfairly. Tom Shoop, the editor-in-chief of Government Executive, which orignally posted Ross' remarks, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the developments.

Tags: Congress , workforce , Tom Shoop , GovExec , Jason Ullner , Dennis Ross

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 07:06pm EST
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Highway bill fails to clear hurdle in Senate

The government's power to spend federal Highway Trust Fund money on transportation programs and to levy federal gas and diesel taxes that support the trust fund are due to expire March 31.

Tags: transportation bill , Harry Reid , John Boehner , Congress , Senate , Highway Trust Fund

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 05:26pm EST

House probes OPM management, IT in wake of fellowship debacle

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said a recent mishap involving the Presidential Management Fellowship not only threatens the program's prestige but could point to larger technology issues within OPM.

Tags: Congress , technology , IT , Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , USAJobs , retirement backlog , Dennis Ross , John Berry , Presidential Management Fellowship

Monday - 03/05/2012, 05:07pm EST

DHS unification still high risk 9 years later

A check-up of how well the Homeland Security Department is unifying its 22 agencies finds the patient getting better, but still weak. The House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations and Management examined the agency's acquisition, human resources and financial management systems. While DHS has a roadmap for improvement, it may not have the tools to implement it.

Tags: DHS , homeland security , acquisition , financial management , Congress , technology , Rafael Borras , Bill Keating , Thomas Marino , David Maurer , GAO , Michael McCaul , Emily Kopp

Friday - 03/02/2012, 01:57pm EST
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