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GOP-controlled Senate ok's budget plan

The Republican-controlled Senate has approved a balanced-budget plan that calls for trillions in spending cuts and repeal of the controversial health care law to erase red ink by the end of the coming decade.

Tags: budget

Friday - 03/27/2015, 03:40am EDT

GOP budget bills aim to bolster DoD funding, cut government waste

Republican lawmakers released their Fiscal Year 2016 budget plans this week, containing increased spending for the Pentagon, cuts for non-Defense operating budgets and a hike in federal employees' contributions to their retirement plans.

Tags: budget , management , Congress , House , FERS , retirement , pay raise , Mike Enzi , DoD , GAO , High Risk List , Michael OConnell

Friday - 03/20/2015, 04:46pm EDT

Bill would mean 5 years without a bonus for delinquent feds

Three senators introduced a bill targeting federal employees who have engaged in misconduct, are not in good standing with their agency or have violated the law.

Tags: Congress , Kelly Ayotte , Claire McCaskill , Deb Fischer , workforce , management

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 02:26pm EDT

Cardin: Feds are not 'faceless, nameless bureaucrats'

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) pledged to showcase the work of federal employees during a town hall meeting at the Census Bureau. He also suggested that they brag a little about achievements that seem to go unnoticed on Capitol Hill.

Tags: Ben Cardin , Census Bureau , Congress , Maryland , Emily Kopp

Monday - 03/16/2015, 11:00am EDT

Senators: More transparency needed on geospatial data spending

Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) introduced a bill they hope will increase transparency on geospatial data. The bill would require agencies to report how much they spend on such data, as part of annual budget submissions to the White House.

Tags: data , Geospatial , Mark Warner , Orrin Hatch , Congress , Shefali Kapadia

Wednesday - 03/18/2015, 11:41am EDT

Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) represents about 300,000 federal employees. He launched a listening tour of sorts Friday, appearing at the Census Bureau offices in Suitland, Maryland, for a town hall event. Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp was in the audience. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with a report.

Tags: Emily Kopp , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Ben Cardin , workforce , Census Bureau

Monday - 03/16/2015, 10:43am EDT
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Dodaro: GAO returns $100 for every $1 it's funded

The Government Accountability Office wants a 5.9 percent budget increase for FY 2016. Numbers from a new study by Deloitte show past funding of GAO has brought a good return on investment.

Tags: Gene Dodaro , GAO , budget , Deloitte , Bill Eggers , Daniel Byler , data , Sean McCalley , Senate Appropriations Legislative Branch Subcommittee

Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 05:18pm EDT
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Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.)

Federal officials routinely cite the fact that they're dealing with taxpayer dollars. Well, what if 90 percent of America didn't pay income tax? The Progressive Consumption Tax Act is a proposal to completely overhaul the tax system. By taxing purchases instead of income, it's designed to encourage savings. But what could the effect be on federal revenues? In the Congressional Spotlight on the Federal Drive, Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) walked Tom Temin through his bill.

Tags: Ben Cardin , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Congress , income tax , Progressive Consumption Tax Act

Friday - 03/06/2015, 09:47am EST
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