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House budget seeks to up feds' retirement contributions

The budget blueprint unveiled by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) Tuesday includes a handful of proposals affecting the federal workforce that Ryan and House Republicans have championed in the past. Among them, the recommendation that federal employees contribute more of their salary toward their pensions and a proposal to shrink the federal workforce by 10 percent through attrition.

Tags: pay and benefits , House , budget , retirement , retirement contributions , Paul Ryan , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 12:54pm EDT

GAO to review agency sequestration planning, implementation

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) asked auditors to review five different areas of sequestration. The Government Accountability Office will examine the actual sequestration order, as well as the July 31 memo to agencies from the Office of Management and Budget. He also wants GAO to look at any supporting reports, regulations and orders for compliance with the Budget Control Act, the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act, and other relevant statutes.

Tags: mangement , Paul Ryan , GAO , House , sequestration , OMB , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/18/2013, 05:43am EDT

House committees demand transparency, 'insight' into sequestration

Congress is demanding more answers about how $1.2 trillion in budget cuts set to take effect in January will be applied across the government. The House Budget Committee Wednesday unanimously approved a bill directing the Obama administration to provide Congress a report that provides specific details about how the spending cuts will affect federal agencies and programs. Meanwhile, the House Armed Services Committee formally requested that the head of the Office of Management and Budget, Jeff Zients, testify before the committee on the "mechanics and impact" of the automatic cuts.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , budget , DoD , OMB , Jeff Zients , Buck McKeon , House Armed Services Committee , Paul Ryan , Chris Van Hollen , sequestration , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 09:40pm EDT

Romney's VP pick targeted fed pay, benefits

Mitt Romney's vice-presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), was the main architect of a budget plan that would slash federal benefits and would extend the pay freeze.

Tags: Mitt Romney , Paul Ryan , Congress , budget , Path to Prosperity , pay and benefits , retirement , workforce , attrition

Tuesday - 08/14/2012, 02:01am EDT

No pay freeze extension in Democrats' budget plan

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) introduced "Making It in America," the Democratic budget proposal that calls for an end to the sequester while preserving the Medicare guarantee. Unlike the other proposals under consideration, this proposal does not call for an extension of the federal pay freeze or an increase in feds' contributions to their retirement funds.

Tags: Chris Van Hollen , budget , 2013 budget request , House , President Barack Obama , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 08:57am EDT

Committee approves House budget plan

The House Budget Committee approved a Republican proposal that calls for shrinking U.S. deficits to $3.1 trillion over the coming decade. The budget bill also calls for a 10 percent reduction of the federal workforce, an extension of the federal pay freeze and an increase of federal employees' contributions to their pension plans.

Tags: budget , Congress , House , workforce , retirement , Paul Ryan , DoD , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 10:44am EDT

House Budget members update on budget talks

Tom Cole (R-Okla.) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Oreg.), both members of the House Budget Committee, reflect on budget talks so far.

Tags: Earl Blumenauer , Tom Cole , budget , shutdown , Congress , In Depth

Friday - 04/08/2011, 06:15pm EDT
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GOP budget plan would revamp Medicare, Medicaid

Tags: budget , budget 2012 , Paul Ryan ,

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 03:16am EDT
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