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VA's disability claims backlog down by 44 percent, but problems remain

The Department of Veterans Affairs believes it is on track to end its disability claims backlog by 2015. It's an uphill fight, considering that more than half of its claims have been waiting for at least four months, and appeals take an average of more than two years.

Tags: DoD , Department of Veterans Affairs , disability claims backlog , Eric Shinseki , American Legion , Zachary Hearn , management , Veterans Benefit Management System , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 04:53am EDT
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House CR funds gov't through Dec. 15, gives agencies flexibility to avoid furloughs

The House Appropriations Committee unveiled a stopgap spending measure late Tuesday that would fund agencies slightly below current budget levels through Dec. 15. The bill gives agencies some additional spending flexibilities and includes a measure that could help agencies stave off furloughs in the first few months of fiscal 2014.

Tags: House , Congress , CR , sequestration , Hal Rogers , government shutdown , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 01:05pm EDT

GSA, Treasury officials decry House committee budget shortfalls

Top officials at the Treasury Department and the General Services Administration say budget cuts being considered by House lawmakers - and that have since adopted by the House Appropriations Committee - would erode their agencies' missions. In sharply divided vote mostly along partisan lines Wednesday, the committee approved the fiscal 2014 Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , budget , IRS , GSA , Nani Coloretti , Dan Tangherlini , appropriations , sequestration , Jack Moore

Thursday - 07/18/2013, 06:25pm EDT

House again aims to merge E-Gov funding

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government passed the fiscal 2014 appropriations bill with a provision to merge the E-Government Fund and the Federal Citizen Services Fund to create an Information and Engagement Fund for citizens. Appropriators also would cut the total request for the merged funds by about $15 million.

Tags: technology , House , budget , OMB , GSA , E-Government Fund , Tom Carper , Center for Effective Government , Sunlight Foundation , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 07:14pm EDT

House subcommittee approves 24 percent cut to IRS budget

The embattled Internal Revenue Service faces a 24 percent cut to its budget next year, under a spending plan introduced by the House Appropriations Committee Tuesday. The IRS funding was included in the committee's Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill, which also includes funding for the Treasury Department, the General Services Administration and the Executive Office of the President. The subcommittee is set to mark up the proposal Wednesday.

Tags: House , GSA , budget , appropriations , Hal Rogers , IRS , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 08:35pm EDT

House passes budget bill boosting vets' programs

The House on Tuesday passed the first of 12 spending bills for the budget year beginning Oct. 1, a popular measure providing more money for veterans' programs like health care.

Tags: VA , House , Pay & Benefits , DoD

Wednesday - 06/05/2013, 03:36am EDT

House GOP panel moves on deep budget cuts

Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security and the Pentagon would be spared under the plan approved by the House Appropriations Committee on a party-line vote.

Tags: budget , House , Congress , VA , DoD

Tuesday - 05/21/2013, 10:50pm EDT

DoD's budget reprogramming won't help with sequestration

Pentagon says it will use its limited budget flexibility to compensate for unexpected war costs, not to blunt sequestration. Services continue to warn Congress about how budget cuts are impacting readiness.

Tags: DoD , Congress , sequestration , Ashton Carter , Michael Donley , Ray Odierno , Jared Serbu , Senate Appropriations Committee , budget

Thursday - 05/09/2013, 05:14am EDT
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Hagel orders DoD to 'restructure' path toward integrated health record

The Pentagon delays its RFP for a new electronic health record system. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says a revised approach is coming soon.

Tags: VA , Integrated Electronic Health Record , Chuck Hagel , Jared Serbu , industry , contracting , technology , DoD , health IT

Wednesday - 04/17/2013, 05:23am EDT
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2014 budget takes center stage on Capitol Hill

With the release of the White House's 2014 budget proposal last week, budget season on Capitol Hill is in full swing. But while Congress will be debating the merits of the President's budget plan via a flurry of congressional hearings this week, the permanent director's chair at the Office of Management and Budget remains vacant.

Tags: budget , Sylvia Burwell , OMB , Jack Moore , Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee

Monday - 04/15/2013, 08:25pm EDT
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