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Analysis: Federal workforce size doesn't matter

House Speaker John Boehner has raised eyebrows by saying the administration has added 200,000 federal jobs. Partnership for Public Service's John Palguta said it's not the size that matters. It's what you do with it.

Tags: pay and benefits , federal workforce , fed bashing , John Palguta , pay debate , CR , budget , Partnership for Public Service , Suzanne Kubota , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 02/22/2011, 10:41am EST
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Talk of shutdown heats up Hill

A top aide to Nancy Pelosi told Democratic staffers that a shutdown is likely. The comments came after House Speaker John Boehner rejected any extension of the current spending levels.

Tags: shutdown , continuing resolution , budget , Congress , Barbara Boxer , Jim Moran , Nancy Pelosi , Jerry Hartz

Friday - 02/18/2011, 03:01pm EST

Shutdown more likely as GOP stands firm

House Speaker John Boehner rejected any temporary funding measures that does not include serious cuts.

Tags: shutdown , continuing resolution , Congress , budget

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 09:13pm EST

FY 2012 budget readied for Valentine's Day release

President Barack Obama is expected to submit his budget request for fiscal 2012 on Valentines Day. Already there's not much love lost between the parties. Republicans want to cut $55 billion from the budget. The president's new chief of staff is asking "where's the beef?"

Tags: newsstand , budget , budget cuts , Mitch McConnell ,

Monday - 01/31/2011, 10:22am EST

House Oversight Committee hearings going viral

Chairman Darrell Issa announced the launch of his committee's hearings on YouTube. Issa said the videos are a first step to a more transparent government.

Tags: technology , Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , transparency , YouTube , Meg Beasley

Wednesday - 01/05/2011, 07:12pm EST

Gray, Norton lead Hill protest over plan to strip vote

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and advocates for the city are protesting a Republican plan to take away power from the District's sole representative in Congress.

Tags: Vincent Gray , Eleanor Holmes Norton , Mark Segraves

Tuesday - 01/04/2011, 02:21pm EST

Boehner taps Thornberry to lead cybersecurity initiative

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) will lead cybersecurity efforts that cut across committee lines.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , Federal Drive , Mac Thornberry , Congress

Monday - 12/27/2010, 10:44am EST

GOP plan would change agency funding

Politico's Jake Sherman explains the House Republican plan on how to fund agencies.

Tags: Jake Sherman , Politico , budget , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 12/01/2010, 04:13pm EST
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Former Comptroller General gives Boehner advice

Former Comptroller General David Walker has advice for presumed Rep. John Boehner (R-OH). Walker has already sent Boehner a letter about how to get the nation's fiscal house in order.

Tags: Congress , Congressional Spotlight , lame duck , lame duck session , David Walker , Comeback America Initiative , Federal Drive

Monday - 11/15/2010, 11:06am EST
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Elections put new focus on government spending

Deficit reduction will be the top priority post-election.

Tags: Washington Post , Barack Obama , budget , pay and benefits , Congress , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 10/27/2010, 02:49pm EDT
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