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Senators quiz defense companies on sequestration

Letter, sent to 15 large vendors, asks for estimated impacts of sequestration on defense contractors.

Tags: DoD , Congress , budget , sequestration , defense industrial base , John McCain , Kelly Ayotte , Saxby Chambliss , John Cornyn , James Inhofe , Lindsey Graham , Lockheed Marting , Aerospace Industries Association , Jared Serbu

Friday - 07/06/2012, 11:55am EDT

Lieberman proposes special counsel for leaks probe

Sen. Joe Lieberman says there should be a special counsel to look into allegations that the administration has leaked information on a U.S.- Israeli cyber-warfare campaign against Iran's nuclear program and other classified activities.

Tags: Eric Holder , Senate , DoJ , leaks , cybersecurity

Sunday - 06/17/2012, 05:15pm EDT

Inquiry hears of wider Secret Service misbehavior

The lawmaker leading an inquiry into the Secret Service prostitution scandal reported dozens of "troubling" episodes of past misbehavior Wednesday and appealed to insiders to come forward with what they know as investigators try to determine whether a culture of misconduct took root in the storied agency.

Tags: Secret Service , Mark Sullivan , Senate

Wednesday - 05/23/2012, 12:44pm EDT

Senators digging into GSA conferences in all regions

Two high-ranking senators requested information about conference travel and spending in all GSA regions in a detailed letter on Friday.

Tags: GSA , Shakeup at GSA , Susan Collins , Congress , Senate , Dan Tangherlini , oversight

Friday - 05/18/2012, 03:30pm EDT

Senate committee approves OFPP nominee, four other bills

The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee moves the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations, the Keeping Politics Out of Federal Contracting and two other pieces of legislation to the floor for a full vote.

Tags: management , acquisition , workforce , Joe Jordan , Susan Collins , OFPP , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , domestic partner benefits , Hatch Act , political contributions , Jason Miller , Jon Tester

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 04:43pm EDT

Senators ask USPS to delay post office closings

The four sponsors of postal reform legislation in the Senate are asking the Postal Service to delay closing post offices and mail processing facilities until the new law is in place.

Tags: Susan Collins , Scott Brown , Tom Carper , Darrell Issa , Patrick Donahoe , USPS , House , Senate , Congress , budget

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 11:01am EDT

Senate OKs postal amendments to limit conference spending, stave off closures

In a marathon series of votes Tuesday, the Senate considered more than a dozen amendments to a postal reform bill, approving a provision to limit all federal agencies' spending on conferences, but voting down an amendment expanding the federal workers' compensation program. Lawmakers also rejected an amendment that would have required retirement-eligible USPS employees to retire without a buyout payment. The Senate will resume voting on amendments Wednesday at 2 p.m. before voting on a final version of the 21st Century Postal Service Act.

Tags: Senate , budget , Congress , USPS , Tom Coburn , conference spending , Susan Collins , Tom Carper , Scott Brown , Daniel Akaka , FECA , NTEU

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 10:11pm EDT

White House presses for stricter cyber rules for critical infrastructure

Information sharing is critical but insufficient, White House cyber chief says. Howard Schmidt said the federal government's responsibility is broader than its own systems and that is why any cyber bill needs stronger oversight of critical networks.

Tags: cybersecurity , Congress , FISMA , Howard Schmidt , Lisa Murkowski , technology , DHS , Jared Serbu , Susan Collins , Georgetown University , critical infrastructure

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 05:36am EDT
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Support grows for Domestic Partnership Benefits bill

Twenty senators all Democrats have signed on in support of the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act, which would extend health-care benefits to same-sex, domestic partners of federal employees.

Tags: Susan Collins , Senate , Congress , domestic partner benefits , health care , Federal Drive , pay and benefits , Michael O

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 01:21pm EDT

CBO: House postal reform bill to save $20B in decade

The bill introduced last summer by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) would eliminate Saturday mail delivery, close mail processing facilities, require postal employees to pay the same percentage in their health and life insurance premiums as federal employees do, and allow the Postal Service to use nearly $11 billion in surplus retirement contributions.

Tags: Darrell Issa , USPS , FEHBP , retirement , CBO , Jolie Lee

Monday - 04/02/2012, 11:52am EDT
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