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Committee leadership changes likely after election

The election Tuesday could bring with it a number of changes to the makeup and leadership of key congressional committees with oversight of the federal workforce and management. The changes to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and others are expected from retirements, committee term limits and a few close races.

Tags: 2012 election , Congress , House , Senate , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Joe Lieberman , Claire McCaskill , Tom Carper , Scott Brown , Carl Levin , John McCain , Appropriations Committee ,

Monday - 11/05/2012, 06:14pm EST
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House GOP recommends new committee chairmen

Top House Republicans announced their recommendations Tuesday for the new Congress' committee chairmanships, an all-male list that includes returning Paul Ryan to the Budget panel and seven new faces to head other committees.

Tags: Congress , House , John Boehner , Mike McCaul , Bill Schuster

Tuesday - 11/27/2012, 07:27pm EST

Biden, Ryan wrangle over budget, defense cuts

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said President Barack Obama has failed to produce a workable budget plan, while Vice President Joe Biden said budgets introduced by Ryan "eviscerated all the things that the middle class cares about."

Tags: Joe Biden , Barack Obama , Mitt Romney , debate , budget , defense cuts , sequestration , Afghanistan , Libya , Chris Stevens , Medicare , Social Security

Friday - 10/12/2012, 07:01am EDT

House committees demand transparency, 'insight' into sequestration

Congress is demanding more answers about how $1.2 trillion in budget cuts set to take effect in January will be applied across the government. The House Budget Committee Wednesday unanimously approved a bill directing the Obama administration to provide Congress a report that provides specific details about how the spending cuts will affect federal agencies and programs. Meanwhile, the House Armed Services Committee formally requested that the head of the Office of Management and Budget, Jeff Zients, testify before the committee on the "mechanics and impact" of the automatic cuts.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , budget , DoD , OMB , Jeff Zients , Buck McKeon , House Armed Services Committee , House Budget Committee , Chris Van Hollen , sequestration , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 09:40pm EDT

Romney's private-sector approach to government includes realigning pay, downsizing workforce

It's no secret Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney envisions broad changes to the federal government and its workforce. In campaign speeches, Romney has spoken of aligning federal pay with that of the private sector and reducing the federal workforce through attrition. But federal unions say Romney's comments and proposals should give feds pause. This story is part of Federal News Radio's special, week-long multimedia report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.

Tags: Mitt Romney , pay and benefits , pay freeze , Obama Impact , AFGE , J. David Cox , NFFE , William Dougan , workforce , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 09/04/2012, 03:59pm EDT

GOP platform takes aim at federal workforce

The Republican Party officially unveiled national party platform Tuesday, revealing its plan to downsize the federal workforce, trim federal benefits and privatize airport screeners. The party's platform calls for a reduction in the federal workforce by at least 10 percent through attrition, says federal pay and benefits should be aligned with the private sector and calls for reforms to the U.S. Postal Service.

Tags: pay and benefits , USPS , TSA , workforce cuts , Mitt Romney , GOP platform , J. David Cox , AFGE , workforce

Tuesday - 08/28/2012, 05:20pm EDT

Comparing 2013 budget proposals

Issues related to federal employees and their pay and benefits have played a starring role in the competing budget proposals introduced by the White House and lawmakers alike. Find highlights from how the proposed budgets would affect federal employees as well as how they've fared so far in Congress

Tags: budget , 2013 budget , pay and benefits , Barack Obama , retirement , Jim Jordan , Emanuel Cleaver , Congressional Black Caucus , Republican Study Committee , Steve LaTourette , Jim Cooper , Chris Van Hollen , sequestration

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 02:05pm EDT

The Ryan budget, sequestration, and mobile apps

On this week's Capital Impact show, guests discuss how the Paul Ryan budget plan would affect federal spending, how NASA would be affected by sequestration, and two new mobile apps for this year's Democratic and Republican conventions.
August 16, 2012

Tags: acquisition , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact , Allen Scott , Mitt Romney , Medicare , health care spending , budget battle , sequestration , Christopher Flavelle , Robert Litan , Kevin Brancato , contracting , Matthew Zisman , NASA , 2012 Democratic convention , 2012 Republican convention , mobile apps

Thursday - 08/16/2012, 06:59pm EDT
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Sequestration, the Ryan budget, and more

Host Mike Causey moderates a roundtable discussion of sequestration, postal service buyouts, and more.
August 15, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , sequestration , budget battle , NARFE , Joseph Beaudoin , Steve Watkins , Sean Reilly , Federal Times , USPS , buyouts , early retirements , Social Security , TSA , OPM backlog , Mike Causey , Your Turn with Mike Causey

Wednesday - 08/15/2012, 06:56pm EDT
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Romney's VP pick targeted fed pay, benefits

Mitt Romney's vice-presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), was the main architect of a budget plan that would slash federal benefits and would extend the pay freeze.

Tags: Mitt Romney , Congress , House Budget Committee , budget , Path to Prosperity , pay and benefits , retirement , workforce , attrition

Tuesday - 08/14/2012, 02:01am EDT
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