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When you hear "National Archives" what do you immediately think of? A place to find government records? A museum to view historic artifacts like the original U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence? There are some who believe that these two missions of the National Archives work at cross-purposes to each other. A House subcommittee examined the conflict yesterday.
Tags: management , National Archives and Records Administration , David Ferriero , William Lacy Clay , House Information Policy, Census and National Arch , OGIS , Miriam Nesbit , OMB , President Obama , Max Cacas
Congressional Democrats have begun the task of codifying into federal law "PayGo", rules that mandate an equivalent cut in spending in one area to compensate for an increase in spending elsewhere. The President has proposed the action to trim the budget, but opponents say recent stimulus and financial bailout spending make them wary of the idea.
President Obama rocked the Federal Government community last year when he announced he was naming former Harvard Law professor Cass Sunstein to be his administrator for the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget. Now, Sunstein offers a peek into the Obama White House's approach to writing federal government regulations and policy.
The White House says President Obama would use a new power to try to weed out earmarks such as water and sewer grants and road projects not requested by the administration.
If President Obama has his way, Congress will give him and his successors the authority to offer his own package of specific cuts to spending bills.