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House works on bills impacting federal agencies, workforce

With the partial government shutdown behind them, members of Congress are working on several bills that impact the federal workforce, including a resolution that supports ending the federal pay freeze and a bill that tackles the claims backlog at Veterans Affairs.

Tags: congress , budget , pay freeze , Veterans Affairs , claims backlog , workforce , Michael OConnell , cybersecurity , TSA , acquisition

Tuesday - 10/29/2013, 02:41pm EDT

Lawmakers raise cybersecurity concerns about HealthCare.gov

The troubled HealthCare.gov website has been the subject of at least one attempted but unsuccessful cyber attack, according to one of the of the Homeland Security Department's top cyber officials. Lawmakers at a House Homeland Security Committee hearing said the consolidation of personal information and the glitch-prone website are cause for concern.

Tags: HealthCare.gov , cybersecurity , CMS , DHS , Bobbie Stempfley , Mike McCaul , congress , House Homeland Security Committee , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 11/13/2013, 04:11pm EST

Obama signs $1.1 trillion government spending bill

President Barack Obama on Friday signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that funds the federal government through the end of September. Obama put his signature on the 1,582-page measure the day before federal funding was set to run out. The measure calls for less spending than Obama had proposed but more than Republicans sought. However, lawmakers of both parties were determined to avoid a repeat of the political showdown that caused the government shutdown.

Tags: Barack Obama , congress , Senate , budget

Sunday - 01/19/2014, 11:10pm EST

2014 funding: Agency-by-agency breakdown of spending bill

With the unveiling of the bipartisan spending bill this week, federal agencies are getting a clearer picture of how much funding they'll get for the rest of the fiscal year. Track which agencies will see sizable increases or which will be getting the short end of the stick.

Tags: congress , Senate , budget , 2014 appropriations , sequestration

Thursday - 01/16/2014, 09:34am EST

Which lawmakers are fed-friendly on Capitol Hill?

Federally Employed Women released its annual Voting Record Scorecard. Now, federal employees can see which lawmakers are supporting legislation that helps them.

Tags: congress , Senate , Janet Kopenhaver , FEW , In Depth , Francis Rose

Thursday - 01/16/2014, 03:00pm EST
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House passes $1.1 trillion bill to fund government

Tags: congress , budget

Thursday - 01/16/2014, 04:08am EST

Agency watchdogs seek more independence, budget boost

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) says agency inspectors general are increasingly facing obstacles in their efforts to uncover waste and misconduct. The top watchdogs at both the Justice Department and the Peace Corps told lawmakers they've faced resistance from their agencies at times in turning over records in recent years. Lawmakers also expressed concern about the impact of across-the-board budget cuts on the operations agency IG operations.

Tags: congress , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Darrell Issa , Elijah Cummings , inspector general , Peggy Gustafson , SBA , DoJ , Kathy Buller , Michael Horowitz , CIGIE , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 05:21pm EST

Senate extends short-term CR; House ready to OK government-wide $1.1T budget

Shunning the turmoil of recent budget clashes, Congress is ready to approve a massive $1.1 trillion spending bill for this year, a compromise financing everything from airports to war costs and brimming with victories and setbacks for both parties.

Tags: budget , congress , Senate , continuing resolution

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 01:32pm EST
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