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Feds' pay, pensions safe in payroll tax cut extension

Federal employees have dodged a bullet...for now. Congress will not freeze federal pay or change the annuity formula to pay for the two-month extension of the payroll tax cut.

Tags: payroll tax cut , Congress , House , pay and benefits , pay , benefits , high 3 , high 5 , pensions

Saturday - 12/17/2011, 02:02pm EST

Obama signs stopgap measure, awaits spending bill

President Barack Obama has signed a 24-hour stopgap spending measure to keep the government operating as he awaits Senate action on a $1 trillion spending bill.

Tags: Congress , House , continuing resolution , Barack Obama

Friday - 12/16/2011, 10:38pm EST

Congress' year-end to-do list

Before this weekend, Congress has three major to-do items on its agenda: the $1 trillion spending bill, the defense authorization bill and the payroll tax cut extension.

Tags: budget , Congress , House , payroll tax

Thursday - 12/15/2011, 02:43pm EST

Your "ClusterFlux" GPS

According to some experts, the ancient Mayans played soccer with human heads. We know for a fact that politicians play chicken with paychecks as in your paycheck, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Congress , House , budget , shutdown , Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits

Friday - 12/16/2011, 02:00am EST

As Congress nears deal, feds prep for shutdown just in case

As the clock ticks closer toward Dec. 16 when the seventh continuing resolution funding government operations this year is set to expire speculation about a partial government shutdown has begun swirling.

Tags: Congress , House , budget , government shutdown , appropriations , payroll tax cut , OMB , OPM

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 09:57pm EST

Short-term bill more likely before Friday budget deadline

With less than three days to reach a budget deal, lawmakers are more likely now to pass a short-term spending measure rather than a $1 trillion omnibus bill for the rest of the fiscal year, which started Oct. 1. The Hill's Erik Wasson has an update on the budget talks.

Tags: Erik Wasson , The Hill , budget , management , Congress , House , continuing resolution , omnibus , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 09:00am EST
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Congress throws up roadblock to Army enterprise email

House and Senate negotiators who hammered out an agreement for the 2012 defense authorization bill added language that puts the brakes on the Army's transition to an enterprise email effort. The language adds several requirements the Army and DoD must meet before moving forward with the project.

Tags: DoD , Congress , House , Army , John McHugh , Jared Serbu , DISA , cloud computing

Tuesday - 12/13/2011, 03:28pm EST

Senators call for mass-transit benefit extension

A group of 22 senators has called on the Senate Finance Committee to take up extending a mass-transit commuter tax benefit, which expires at the end of the year. The mass-transit benefit is set to be cut nearly in half from $230 a month to $120 starting next year, barring action by Congress.

Tags: pay and benefits , Congress , House , NTEU , mass-transit benefit , Barbara Mikulski , Ben Cardin , Senate Finance Committee

Monday - 12/12/2011, 02:36pm EST
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