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House to repeal law withholding contractors' taxes

The House is expected to approve a measure repealing a law that withholds 3 percent of government contractors' payments. The original law was enacted in 2006 to ensure contractors paid their taxes. But it's seen its implementation delayed until 2013, and it has grown increasingly unpopular with both Democratic and Republican lawmakers.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Congress , Eric Cantor , acquisition policy

Wednesday - 10/26/2011, 06:57am EDT

Military retirement costs are affordable, DoD says

Amid calls for military retirement reform, Pentagon officials say the system that's in place right now is not the main driver of the department's escalating personnel costs and is affordable . Their remarks Tuesday before a Congressional subcommittee run counter to a Defense Business Board report that suggested retirement costs may eventually crowd out warfighting capability.

Tags: DoD , Congress , House Armed Services Committee , pay and benefits , benefits , retirement , military retirement , Defense Business Board , Steve Stobridge , Jo Ann Rooney , Vee Penrod , Austin Scott , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 10/26/2011, 05:34am EDT
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Lawmakers open to changes in military benefits

The government's promise of lifetime health care for the military's men and women is suddenly a little less sacrosanct as Congress looks to slash trillion-dollar-plus deficits.

Tags: Congress , Senate , supercommittee , TRICARE , Tom Coburn , Mark Warner , John McCain , Carl Levin , pay and benefits , House Armed Services Committee , Buck McKeon

Saturday - 10/22/2011, 09:32am EDT

WH threatens veto of contractor tax repeal over offsets

The White House is threatening to veto a bill that would repeal the 3 percent tax withholding on government contractors because of the spending cuts attached to the legislation. The Senate version of the bill would cut $30 billion in government spending to pay for repealing the tax, which the White House says is too much.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , Congress , Senate , Jack Moore

Friday - 10/21/2011, 10:17am EDT

House, Senate cyber plans have much in common

James Lewis of the Center for Strategic and International Studies says the strategies of the chambers differ but the policies are actually similar.

Tags: James Lewis , Center for Strategic and International Studies , cybersecurity , technology , In Depth , Congress , Senate

Wednesday - 10/19/2011, 05:57pm EDT
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Proposed law creates more checks for feds' credit card purchases

Paul Singer, investigative editor at Roll Call, discusses the provisions of the Government Charge Card Abuse Prevention Act.

Tags: Paul Singer , Roll Call , credit card , charge card abuse , In Depth , oversight , Congress , Senate , Government Charge Card Abuse Prevention Act

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 05:33pm EDT
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New House task force to combine committee recs

A major goal of this new task force is to break up the comprehensive cyber bill into four separate components each of which could be addressed by an individual bill.

Tags: Congress , Cybersecurity Update , In Depth , technology , John Boehner

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 06:20pm EDT

Union: Thousands of IRS jobs on the budget line

One employee union says the proposed budget cuts could result in more than 8,000 job cuts at the agency.

Tags: budget , IRS , Treasury , Jolie Lee , Hal Rogers

Friday - 06/17/2011, 12:24pm EDT

Va. may lead way toward constitutional amendment

Virginia may lead the way for a constitutional amendment aimed at overturning federal laws.

Tags: Bill Howell , Hank Silverberg , U.S. Constitution , Constitutional amendment , Congress , Senate , Gary Emerling

Sunday - 11/28/2010, 06:54pm EST

Tom Davis: Health care reform likely to create federal jobs

Former Rep. Tom Davis says health care reform means more federal jobs.

Tags: management , P&B , health care reform , Tom Davis , Senate

Wednesday - 12/30/2009, 01:36pm EST
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