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Search Tags: House Appropriations Committee
Homeland Security is asking for $75 million to consolidate operations and cut the number of leases from 180 to no more than 10. House lawmakers say the DHS and GSA did better in explaining how the funding would be used and where the savings would come from, but members of Congress say tight budgets may force them to spend on operational issues instead.
The union that represents IRS workers is ramping up a public campaign in hopes of convincing voters that the loss of 4,000 tax collectors and agents would be bad for government services that they depend on. Congressional appropriators have proposed cutting the division's budget by $450 million-to-$600 million.
But lawmakers also increase DoD pay raise to 3.4 percent. Employee unions say they will push for pay parity.
President's request of 2 percent still intact. Senate subcommittee marks up its version of bill today.
The Federal-Postal Coalition that represents 4.6 million government workers is urging President Barack Obama to preserve federal employees' pay and benefits when he sends his budget-reduction plan to Congress Monday. Coalition members fear lawmakers' drive to find funding cuts could harm federal employees.
Tags: budget , Federal-Postal Coalition , professional managers association , thomas burger , pay and benefits , Senior Executives Association , jenny mattingly , National Treasury Employees Union , Colleen Kelley , Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association , John Adler , continuing resolution , Emily Kopp
Republican Congressman Hal Rogers of Kentucky is in line to be the next head of the powerful House Appropriations Committee. David Silverberg of HS Today tells us why he thinks this is a bad idea.
Former Virginia Congressman Tom Davis said federal employees are on the chopping block because they are easy prey. Davis, now a director with Deloitte and Touche, said a letter from the Washington-D.C. area delegation could impact the potential two-year pay freeze the White House is proposing. The eight House members say feds are being targeted unfairly to help reduce the deficit.
The House Appropriations Committee wants DoD to electronically find and track pharmaceutical information for troops at war.
The House Appropriations Committee has approved the $649 billion spending budget for the Defense Department.