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House bill raises tension with IRS, lowers funding

The House of Representatives passed a bill that would cut more than $300 million from last year's Internal Revenue Service budget. This adds to the tension between Congress and the IRS over lost emails.

Tags: IRS , workforce , budget , Congress , John Koskinen , Colleen Kelley , Lois Lerner , National Treasury Employees Union , Stephanie Wasko

Monday - 06/23/2014, 03:43pm EDT
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Biennial budget process will reduce agency waste, increase congressional efficiency

Twenty states currently use biennial budgeting, with great results, says Congressman Reid Ribble. Rep. Ribble's column is part of Federal News Radio's special report, Now or Never: Ideas to Save the Failing Budget Process.

Tags: Congress , Reid Ribble , Wisconsin , budget , Ideas to Save the Failing Budget Process

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 02:00am EST

Feds should not shoulder the burden of deficit reduction

Federal employees continue to be Congress' go-to resource for deficit reduction through pay freezes and increases in their retirement contributions, according to Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.). Van Hollen's column is part of Federal News Radio's special report, Now or Never: Ideas to Save the Failing Budget Process.

Tags: Chris Van Hollen , Maryland , Congress , budget , Ideas to Save the Failing Budget Process

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 02:00am EST

AFGE Celebrates National Nurses Week - May 4th, 2012 and May 11th, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" National Secretary-Treasurer J. David Cox, 8th District National Vice President Jane Nygaard and Legislative Representative Marilyn Park preview National Nurses Week May 6 - 12. The trio discusses challenges federal nurses face at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Bureau of Prisons and Department of Defense and highlights the union's Nurses Steering Committee.

Tags: AFGE , Inside Government , J. David Cox , Jane Nygaard , Marilyn Park , Veteran Affairs , Bureau of Prisons , DoD , Senate

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 06:23pm EDT
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Working canines honored on Capitol Hill

Dogs that worked in Iraq and helped at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, receive first-ever American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards.

Tags: Michael Hingson , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Congress , DoD , Sept. 11 terrorist attacks , pentagon , DoD Report

Monday - 11/07/2011, 08:32am EST

OPM's Berry gets Hill thumbs up on fed closing call

For the third day in a row, the federal government closed because of the weather. One of Capitol Hill's top lawmakers has praise for that call by the government's civilian personnel chief.

Tags: management , P&B , Steny Hoyer , John Berry , Gerry Connolly , telework , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 02/10/2010, 07:02am EST
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House to vote on telework bill Thursday

Lawmakers are expected to consider a bill to expand teleworking in the federal government. Maryland Congressman John Sarbanes tells Federal News Radio his legislation enjoys wide bipartisan support, and is expected to pass easily in the House later today.

Tags: management , Pay&benefits , telework , John Sarbanes , Gerry Connolly , Frank Wolf , Telework Improvements Act of 2009 , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 05/05/2010, 07:04am EDT
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