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Senators call for mass-transit benefit extension

A group of 22 senators has called on the Senate Finance Committee to take up extending a mass-transit commuter tax benefit, which expires at the end of the year. The mass-transit benefit is set to be cut nearly in half from $230 a month to $120 starting next year, barring action by Congress.

Tags: pay and benefits , Congress , Senate , NTEU , mass-transit benefit , Barbara Mikulski , Ben Cardin , Senate Finance Committee

Monday - 12/12/2011, 02:36pm EST

Congress closer to reaching budget deal before Friday deadline

Congressional negotiators are closer to reaching a spending deal with less than a week left before the current budget expires.

Tags: Congress , budget , continuing resolution , Senate , pay and benefits , payroll tax , Politico , The Hill

Monday - 12/12/2011, 09:00am EST

House GOP payroll tax plan includes federal pay freeze, retirement changes

House Republicans unveiled their plan for extending the payroll tax cut Friday, which includes proposals to extend a federal pay freeze and makes changes to federal employees' retirement.

Tags: federal pay freeze , Senate , Congress , retirement , John Boehner , payroll tax cut , Jack Moore

Friday - 12/09/2011, 07:02pm EST

Congress passes bill to honor fallen feds

Agencies can give an American flag to the survivors of a federal employee who is killed in the line of duty under a bill passed Thursday by the Senate. The House unanimously approved the measure last month.

Tags: workforce , Congress , Senate , Richard Hanna , Carol Bonosaro , SEA , OPM , Emily Kopps

Friday - 12/09/2011, 07:50pm EST

Senate blocks federal pay freeze extension a second time

Senate Democrats blocked a bill for the second time that would freeze federal pay for three more years in order to offset an extension of the payroll tax cut. The Democrats own plan to pay for the extension with a surtax on the income of millionaires was also voted down.

Tags: Congress , Senate , federal pay freeze , Dean Heller , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , payroll tax cut , Jack Moore

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 09:20pm EST

NTEU calls on Congress to boost mass-transit tax benefit

One of the largest federal-employee unions has called on Congress to pass new legislation to retain a pretax mass-transit commuter benefit, which is set to be cut nearly in half starting in January. In a letter to members of the House and Senate, NTEU President Colleen Kelley said reducing the $230-a-month transit benefit would affect tens of thousands of federal employees that rely on public transportation to get to and from work.

Tags: mass transit benefit , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , Congress , Senate , paytoll tax cut

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 07:48pm EST

GOP lawmakers seek more power over regulations

The Republican-run House on Thursday voted to give Congress greater power to approve or reject major federal rules that the GOP calls "job killers" _ regulations covering everything from health care to dangerous children's toys.

Tags: EPA , Congress , OMB Watch , OMB , Barack Obama

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 06:03pm EST

Draft cyber bill creates National Information Sharing Organization

Under the draft bill, introduced by the chairman of the House Homeland Security Cybersecurity Subcommittee, Daniel Lungren (R-Calif.), the organization would share cyber threat information among various government and private-sector groups. The Homeland Security Department would take a lead role in the new organization by organizing the information sharing across the government and its private sector counterparts.

Tags: Congress , In Depth , Francis Rose , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Daniel Lungren

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 05:22pm EST

Will federal workers 'bear the brunt' of paying for payroll tax cut?

Humberto Sanchez, who covers the Senate for CQ Roll Call, joined In Depth with Francis Rose with the latest on where a proposed federal pay freeze stands.

Tags: Congress , Senate , In Depth , Francis Rose , Humberto Sanchez , payroll tax cut , pay freeze , CQ Roll Call

Friday - 12/02/2011, 09:02pm EST
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