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Senate looks to shore up voting protections for overseas feds

Despite recent reforms, senators see holes in voting protections for military members and feds serving overseas. A new bill would add new requirements for both DoD and local election officials.

Tags: Congress , Senate , DoD , Federal Voting Assistance Program , Kevin Kennedy , Matt Boehmer , management , Jared Serbu

Friday - 01/31/2014, 03:50am EST
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Senate directs VA to work with state agencies to clear up claims backlog

The Senate unanimously approved a measure requiring the Veterans Affairs Department to work more closely with state agencies to reduce a longstanding and growing backlog of disability claims. The measure, sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) was included as an amendment to the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act.

Tags: DoD , 2013 NDAA , VA , Congress , Senate , VA backlog , Jack Moore

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 03:51pm EST

Senator ends hold on Air Force chief nomination

The White House pick for Air Force chief of staff was confirmed by the Senate Thursday as members of Congress continued to press the service for answers about the widening sex scandal at a Texas air base.

Tags: Congress , DoD , Air Force , Norton Schwartz , Lackland Air Force base , SEA , DoD Report

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 09:27pm EDT

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 , Joe Lieberman , Saxby Chambliss , James Inhofe , Lindsey Graham , Lockheed Marting , Aerospace Industries Association , Jared Serbu

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

GOP senators seek special counsel to probe leaks

Republican senators on Tuesday welcomed a move by the director of national intelligence to snuff out leaks of classified information but insisted that a special counsel is needed to investigate the Obama administration and recent disclosures.

Tags: ODNI , intelligence leaks , James Clapper , Congress , Eric Holder , John McCain , Justice Department

Tuesday - 06/26/2012, 01:09pm EDT

GOP plan cuts fed pay, workforce to save DoD from sequestration

GOP senators unveiled a bill Thursday that would grant the Defense Department a one-year reprieve from "sequestration" cuts. House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called the proposal "skullduggery."

Tags: DoD , Congress , pay and benefits , workforce , supercommittee , sequestration , John McCain , Jon Kyl , Kelly Ayotte , CBO , NTEU , Martin Dempsey , BRAC , pay freeze , attrition , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Friday - 02/03/2012, 05:13am EST
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Holder: Fast and Furious errors won't be repeated

Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday acknowledged serious mistakes in an arms-trafficking probe that allowed AK-47s and other weapons to leak into the black market, but he insisted the Justice Department was taking steps to ensure that never happens again.

Tags: Congress , Senate , Chuck Grassley , Operation Fast and Furious , Eric Holder , DoJ , ATF , Darrell Issa , Chuck Schumer , Patrick Leahy

Tuesday - 11/08/2011, 10:35pm EST

Cornyn again proposes commission to end programs

The Texas Senator wants to create a sunset commission to look for waste in the federal budget.

Tags: management , Sunset commission , Campaign to Cut Government , Deficit Commission , Economic Development Administration , Jory Heckman

Tuesday - 06/14/2011, 08:03pm EDT
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