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Senators introduce alternative cybersecurity bill

The lawmakers believe the legislation, called the Strengthening and Enhancing Cybersecurity by Using Research, Education, Information, and Technology Act or SECURE IT, would be more collaborative and less regulatory than the bill introduced in February.

Tags: Senate , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , technology , Federal Drive , Harry Reid , Congress

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 07:57am EST

Payroll tax negotiations reopen: Are feds' pay and benefits safe?

Negotiations to renew a payroll tax cut for 160 million workers and jobless benefits for millions more kicked off on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, with both sides optimistic of an agreement despite last year's bitter battles over President Barack Obama's jobs proposals.

Tags: Congress , Barack Obama , John Boehner , tax , Senate , House , budget , social security tax cut , Social Security

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 06:38pm EST

Obama gives recess appointment to CMS head

The administration says the move to install Donald Berwick was critical for progress. Republican lawmakers are livid that the appointee will not face immediate scrutiny.

Tags: Barack Obama , Donald Berwick , CMS , recess appointment , Chuck Grassley , AFL-CIO , Philip E. Coyle III , Joshua Gotbaum , Senate , Rachel Stevens

Wednesday - 07/07/2010, 07:19pm EDT

Congress dodges one crisis, now on to the next

One crisis averted, on to the next. The day after Congress managed to avoid a government shutdown — again — Republicans and Democrats stared ahead Tuesday at major fights over spending that underscore a deep divide that's sure to define the fast-approaching national elections.

Tags: Congress , budget , House , FEMA , Senate , Dick Durbin ,

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 09:38pm EDT
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