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Library of Congress unveils new website

Congress unveiled a new search engine Wednesday to help politicos, lobbyists, researchers, students and any other interested citizens find legislation working its way through the House and Senate to become new laws.

Tags: technology , congress , House , Library of Congress

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 12:32pm EDT

Pay and Benefits Tracker

Congress is turning to federal pay and benefits to find cost savings. To sort out all the proposals for you, Federal News Radio compiled a list of the bills that could affect your compensation. This list will be updated regularly with status changes and the addition of new bills.

Tags: budget , congress , pay and benefits , House , bill tracker , retirement , pensions

Tuesday - 09/18/2012, 02:09am EDT

Congress faces continuing resolution, sequestration and postal reform

Lawmakers returned to Washington, D.C., this week with a packed agenda. Topping the list of priorities is hammering out final details of a stopgap spending measure to keep the government running beyond the end of the fiscal year -- Sept. 30. Amid the election-year politicking, the list of unfinished business also includes legislation to restructure the financially ailing U.S. Postal Service and a cybersecurity bill that aims to safeguard the nation's critical infrastructure. Perhaps looming largest of all is what Congress plans to do about automatic, across-the-board cuts, known as sequestration, set to take effect Jan. 2. Failure to avert the cuts could send the country over a "fiscal cliff," budget experts warn.

Tags: congress , House , budget , sequestration , John Boehner , Harry Reid , CR , USPS , postal reform , cybersecurity , Susan Collins , Jolie Lee , Amanda Iacone , Jack Moore

Monday - 09/10/2012, 06:47pm EDT

Democrats urge immediate repair of Capitol Dome

Senate Democrats are calling for $61 million to fix the U.S. Capitol Dome, which has fallen into disrepair and has at least 1,300 cracks in it. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) calls the state of the dome a "national embarrassment."

Tags: Charles Schumer , congress , U.S. Capitol , John Boehner , Harry Reid ,

Monday - 08/27/2012, 03:41pm EDT

Sequestration could spur furloughs at Education

Education Secretary Arne Duncan said the furloughs would address tighter budgets caused by sequestration. He also discussed other possible effects, including reductions in contracting. Wednesday's hearing represented the first time members of Congress have closely examined the effects across-the-board spending cuts could have on civilian agencies.

Tags: education , Federal Drive , congress , Arne Duncan , budget , sequestration , workforce , management

Thursday - 07/26/2012, 05:57am EDT
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Bill would expand fertility coverage for veterans

A bill being considered in the Senate would expand the VA's medical benefits package to cover veterans, and their spouses or surrogates.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , benefits , congress , DoD , Federal Drive

Monday - 08/20/2012, 06:00am EDT

Senators sound defense budget alarm in North Vegas

A trio of Republican senators sounded the alarm over billions of dollars' worth of "catastrophic" and "draconian" military budget cuts set to take effect in January, telling an audience Monday that more time was needed for negotiations.

Tags: John McCain , Lindsey Graham , Kelly Ayotte , sequestration , defense budget , Harry Reid , budget , DoD

Monday - 08/13/2012, 09:02pm EDT

Senate fails to approve cybersecurity legislation

The Senate failed Thursday to pass legislation to protect the U.S. electrical grid, water supplies and other critical industries from cyberattack and electronic espionage, despite dire warnings from top national security officials about the potential for devastating assaults on American computer networks.

Tags: cybersecurity , President Barack Obama , congress , technology , Harry Reid , John McCain , Cybersecurity Update

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 03:23pm EDT

Bill to cut Senate confirmations gets final action

The House gave final congressional approval Tuesday to a bill that would save the slow-paced Senate some time by eliminating the need for confirming nominees to some 170 executive branch jobs and 3,000 military officer positions.

Tags: confirmation , congress

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 10:06pm EDT

Debate over private sector role stymies Senate cyber bill

A battle over the role companies should play in keeping the U.S. safe from cyber attacks threatens to kill cybersecurity legislation in the Senate

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , Harry Reid , Federal Drive , In Depth

Wednesday - 08/01/2012, 07:59am EDT
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