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Report raises concerns for homeless female vets

Federal investigators expressed concerns Monday for the safety of some female veterans who rely on homeless shelters after inspections showed women housed in shelters approved only for men.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , DoD , inspector general , Congress

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 08:07am EDT

Senate rejects pay freeze amendment to transportation bill

The Senate has defeated an amendment to a transportation bill that would have extended the federal pay freeze through 2013. In a 57-41 vote, lawmakers rejected the amendment, introduced last week by Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.). The measure needed 60 votes to pass. Federal unions applauded the news.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay , Congress , pay freeze , Pat Roberts , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , AFGE

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 05:19pm EDT

Senate amendment would extend pay freeze through 2013

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) introduced an amendment Thursday to the Senate Highway Bill that would extend the federal pay freeze for another year as part of special deficit reduction trust fund.

Tags: Pat Roberts , highway bill , pay freeze , budget , workforce , pay and benefits , Michael OConnell

Monday - 03/12/2012, 06:48am EDT

Analysis: DoD budget debate about U.S. world role

Lt. Gen. David Barno, a senior adviser and senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and a retired Army general, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss his testimony before the Senate Budget Committee about the Defense Department's 2013 budget request.

Tags: DoD , budget , Congress , David Barno , Senate Budget Committee , In Depth , Francis Rose

Monday - 03/12/2012, 07:16pm EDT
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Analysis: Incremental approach on cyber legislation more effective

Paul Rosenzweig, a visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation and the former the deputy assistant secretary for policy at the Homeland Security Department, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss competing cybersecurity legislation in both the House and Senate.

Tags: Paul Rosenzweig , cybersecurity , Heritage Foundation , Mike Rogers , House , Congress , SECURE IT Act , In Depth

Friday - 03/09/2012, 05:56pm EST
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Senate amendment lets retiring feds go part-time

Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) introduced an amendment to the Surface Transportation Bill that offers part-time employment to retiring feds. The Senate passed the amendment Thursday.

Tags: Max Baucus , Surface Transportation Bill , pay and benefits , retirement , Congress , NTEU , AFGE , Colleen Kelleher , Beth Moten , Daniel Akaka

Friday - 03/09/2012, 01:34pm EST

Author compares current Senate to 'Great Senate' of '60s and '70s

Veteran Senate staffer authors book on the "great Senate" of the 1960s and 1970s. How does the current Senate compare to that revered body?

Tags: Ira Shapiro , Federal Drive , Congress

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 10:42am EST
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White House paints cyber attack picture for Hill

An interagency group of senior officials will brief Senate lawmakers today on what would be the response if the nation's critical infrastructure suffered a cyber attack. The meetings come as Senate lawmakers debate two cyber bills that try to address critical infrastructure protection.

Tags: Congress , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Jason Miller , White House , technology , Cybersecurity Update

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 02:21pm EST

Senate committee seeks expert testimony on DoD budget

The Senate Budget Committee examined the FY 2013 budget request for the Defense Department Tuesday. Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) said providing funding for national security is the "single most important responsibility" of lawmakers and the government. Three expert witnesses also testified.

Tags: Congress , Kent Conrad , DoD , budget , Senate Budget Committee , James Carafano , Brookings Institution , Heritage Foundation , David Barno , Defense

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 05:02pm EST
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