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Reid not sure Congress can avert shutdown

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said it's possible there will be a government shutdown at the end of this month.

Tags: Harry Reid , Jim Moran , Gerry Connolly , Congress , House , Senate , budget , shutdown , The Hill

Tuesday - 09/20/2011, 05:43pm EDT

Weekend session possible after failed House CR vote

A six-week continuing resolution did not pass the House in a vote today. The government runs out of funds on Sept. 30 if Congress does not pass a bill. What's more, lawmakers face a shortened deadline to sort out 2012 funding Congress will be in recess all next week.

Tags: budget , appropriations , Congress , House , Senate , Harry Reid , Jim Moran , shutdown

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 06:51am EDT

Unions rally against debt-limit retirement cuts

The two largest federal unions are urging feds to stand up against proposed cuts to federal pay and retirement by calling Congressional leaders and rallying in New York. Last week, 21 federal unions sent a letter to Treasury and OMB demanding to know what would happen to federal employees should Congress and the White House fail to raise the debt ceiling but got no response.

Tags: AFGE , John Gage , Harry Reid , NTEU , debt ceiling , retirement , pay and benefits , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 07/19/2011, 02:55pm EDT

House votes to block contractor disclosure

Three members of the House and four members of the Senate introduce companion pieces of legislation to head off the White House's draft executive order requiring contractors to disclose political contributions.

Tags: contracting , industry , Susan Collins , Lamar Alexander , Rob Portman , Darrell Issa , Tom Cole , Sam Graves , White House , political contributions , executive order , PSC , Stan Soloway , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/27/2011, 07:53am EDT

Netanyahu delivers unusual lecture to Obama

Chris Wallace, host of Fox News Sunday

Tags: Chris Wallace , Fox News Sunday , Benjamin Netanyahu , Barack Obama ,

Friday - 05/20/2011, 07:02pm EDT
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Draft executive order gives industry heartburn

White House is considering issuing an executive order that would require vendors to submit information about their political contributions as part of their bid proposal package. Industry associations say the proposal wouldn't keep political influence out of the acquisition process, but likely add it in. The administration claims the draft order is all about greater transparency and accountability.

Tags: contracting , industry , Jay Carney , White House , Susan Collins , Trey Hodgkins , Stan Soloway , PSC , TechAmerica , political contributions , Disclose Act , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/21/2011, 07:31am EDT
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Parties urge 'adult' dialogue on budget issues

Mark Plotkin, WTOP Political Analyst

Tags: Mark Plotkin , Barack Obama , budget , deficit ,

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 08:44pm EST
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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 , John Boehner

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

GOP and Dems agree: Tough budget decisions ahead

Politico reports on the various proposals coming from both sides of the aisles. None seem to stand out as favorable among lawmakers. The only thing Democrats and Republicans do agree on is that the budget decisions will be tough.

Tags: Jan Schakowsky , Pete Domenici , Alice Rivlin , Erskine Bowles , Alan Simpson , budget , Jack Kingston , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , Politico , DoD Buzz , Congress

Wednesday - 11/17/2010, 04:10pm EST
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