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Senate passes bill boosting payments to veterans

The Senate sent the White House a bill on Tuesday giving nearly 4 million veterans and survivors a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly benefit payments next year.

Tags: Senate , Department of Veterans Affairs , Congress , Patty Murray

Tuesday - 11/13/2012, 07:19pm EST

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
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