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Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.), Chairman, House Veterans Affairs Committee

Bonuses went to some employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs who later got caught up in the wait time scandal, and other incidents at the agency. The congressman who sponsored the bill that makes it easier to fire SESers at VA wants to go after those bonuses now. Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) is chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said seeing results from the VA Management Accountability Act of 2014 (the firing bill that President Barack Obama signed late last year) won't happen overnight.

Tags: Jeff Miller , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Veterans Affairs , Congress , In Depth

Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 04:17pm EST
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Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.), House Armed Services Committee

Both the House and Senate Armed Services committees are setting their hearing agendas for the 114th Congress. Both have new leaders, but many of the problems they'll deal with have been around for a long time. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Chairman Randy Forbes (R-Va.) of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces says carrying momentum into future Congresses could be one of the most important achievements of this Congress.

Tags: Randy Forbes , Congress , House Armed Services Committee , In Depth

Monday - 01/26/2015, 04:46pm EST
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House bill would reduce SES pensions at VA

House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller wants new ways to punish SES members accused of misconduct, including possible pension reductions, limits on paid leave. He also wants to curtail VA's bonus award system.

Tags: Jeff Miller , House Veterans Affairs Committee , SES , SEA , Carol Bonosaro , veterans , Veterans Affairs , accountability , GAO , Hal Rogers , Sean McCalley

Friday - 01/23/2015, 07:46am EST

House votes to undo Obama immigration actions

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Thursday - 01/15/2015, 02:22am EST

House, Senate bills push for 3.8 percent federal pay raise

Companion bills introduced in the House and Senate would give federal employees a 3.8 percent pay raise next year. Federal employees received 1 percent pay raises in both 2014 and 2015, after three years of pay freezes.

Tags: pay , Gerry Connolly , Steny Hoyer , Congress , Shefali Kapadia , Richard Thissen , NARFE , J. David Cox Sr. , AFGE , Senate , pay raise , workforce , NTEU , Federal-Postal Coalition , Ben Cardin , Brian Schatz , NFFE ,

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 09:31am EST

Digging through the new bills: Across-the-board cuts and more

We've gone through the first 400 bills in the new Congress to pull out those you'll want to watch, from a measure to kick political appointees out of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan to three that embrace across-the-board spending cuts.

Tags: Congress , Senate , budget , DoD , Veterans Affairs , HealthCare.gov , OPM , IRS , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 01/08/2015, 11:15am EST

More women, minorities in new Congress

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Tuesday - 01/06/2015, 05:53pm EST

US Rep. Grimm pleads guilty to federal tax evasion

U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm admitted Tuesday to federal tax evasion, pleading guilty to charges he had fought as he won re-election in November, but he remained determined to stay in office even with his sentencing now looming.

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Wednesday - 12/24/2014, 03:14am EST
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