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House approves 'civilian BRAC' bill

The House has passed a bill that would set up a commission to help decide which unused buildings the government can dispose of.

Tags: Congress , Jeff Denham , civilian BRAC , OMB , John Mica , federal buildings , federal real property

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 04:06pm EST

House committee takes up bill cutting federal retirement benefits

Federal unions and some lawmakers have lambasted a proposed bill that would make changes to federal retirement benefits. The "Securing Annuities for Federal Employees Act of 2012" is set to go before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Tuesday for a markup session, in which lawmakers will be able to introduce amendments.

Tags: Congress , pay and benefits , Dennis Ross , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , Gerry Connolly , benefits , retirement

Monday - 02/06/2012, 09:20pm EST
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House energy, commerce committee to review cyber threats

The review comes as several House committees are working on cybersecurity legislation that the hope to bring to the House floor by the end of the year.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology ,

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 11:53am EST

Bill to establish cyber sharing nonprofit clears House subcommittee

The bill Promoting and Enhancing Cybersecurity and Information Sharing Effectiveness Act of 2011 (H.R. 3674) names DHS as the "single focal point for protecting federal networks and systems," as well as for private sector critical infrastructure, said bill sponsor Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Calif.).

Tags: Dan Lungren , cybersecurity , technology , Congress , DHS , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 10:19am EST
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House pay freeze vote a preview of payroll tax decision?

As a House-Senate conference committee continues negotiations over how to extend the payroll tax cut, ahead of a Feb. 29 deadline, there's at least one issue that has never left the table: federal pay and benefits. The eight House Republicans on the conference committee all voted in support of the stand-alone pay freeze bill. Of the five House Democrats, only Rep. Allyson Schwartz, of Pennsylvania, voted yes on the bill.

Tags: Congress , Senate , pay and benefits , payroll tax cut , pay freeze

Friday - 02/03/2012, 08:25pm EST

House bill prohibits within-grade increases in 2012

A bill in the House would prohibit within-grade pay increases through 2012 for federal employees.

Tags: Martha Roby , Congress , pay and benefits , within-grade increases , pay freeze , budget

Monday - 02/06/2012, 08:15am EST

House passes 4-year aviation program blueprint

Tags: Congress , budget , FAA

Friday - 02/03/2012, 04:54pm EST

Group gives 25 lawmakers 'perfect scores' on federal report card

Federally Employed Women, which is aimed at improving the status of women working for the federal government, reviewed legislators' voting records on 10 bills mostly related to federal pay and benefits. The group gave its highest score a 100 percent to two senators and 23 House members, all Democrats.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay , benefits , Federally Employed Women , Congress , Senate , pay freeze

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 07:47am EST
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