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Democratic support for Hagel grows

Democratic support for Chuck Hagel's nomination for defense secretary grew on Thursday as the former Republican senator allayed concerns about his past statements on Israel and Iran.

Tags: Chuck Hagel , Leon Panetta , Barack Obama , DoD , Congress

Thursday - 01/24/2013, 11:34pm EST

Reid says Senate Dems will accept House debt bill

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says Senate Democrats will support a House Republican bill extending the government's ability to borrow for four months.

Tags: House , budget , Congress , Harry Reid

Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 12:10pm EST

Senate Democrats plan budget debate

Incoming Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray says Democrats controlling the chamber will attempt to pass a budget for the first time since 2009.

Tags: Congress , budget , Patty Murray

Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 11:42am EST

Federal Drive Interviews -- Jan. 8, 2013

Martin Libicki of Rand Corp talks about the 2013 Defense Authorization Bill. Dov Zakheim reviews what DoD Secretary-nominee Chuck Hagel can expect from Congress. Attorney Mark Schamel explains how the Defense Authorization Bill helps off-duty law enforcement agents. Erik Olson of the Pew Health Group discusses new food safety rules issued by the FDA. John Palguta of the Partnership for Public Service previews the SAMMIE nomination process. Katherine McFate discusses OMB Watch's name change.

Tags: Martin Libicki , RAND Corporation , Dov Zakheim , DoD , Chuck Hagel , Mark Schamel , Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice , Defense Authorization Bill , Officer Safety Act , Erik Olson , FDA , Pew Health Group , John Palguta , SAMMIE , Partnership for Public Service , Katherine McFate , Center for Effective Government , OMB Watch , DoD Report , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 01/08/2013, 08:41am EST

More fiscal clashes loom as new Congress opens

Tags: Congress , House ,

Thursday - 01/03/2013, 06:28pm EST

Lawmakers 'committed' to postal reform in new Congress

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said they were committed to working together to pass postal reform legislation in the new Congress. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe renewed his call for congressional action, saying the agency faces an "unsustainable" financial path.

Tags: Congress , House , USPS , postal reform bill , Darrell Issa , Tom Carper , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Jack Moore

Thursday - 01/03/2013, 06:06pm EST
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