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Senate clears FY2012 spending bill, sends to President

The Senate passed the megabus spending bill by a vote of 67-32 Saturday.

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Saturday - 12/17/2011, 02:21pm EST

Boarman to step down as GPO chief

Senate leaves town without confirming nomination of 26th public printer. Boarman is unclear why his nomination has stalled.

Tags: Congress , Harry Reid , Orrin Hatch , John Isakson , Andrew Breitbart , GPO , Bill Boarman , people

Monday - 12/19/2011, 05:55am EST
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Federal pay freeze still on table in payroll tax cut talks?

Federal employees were safe from another year of a pay freeze and changes to their annuity formula in the two-month payroll tax cut bill passed by the Senate this weekend. But now House Republican leaders are shunning the bipartisan bill, wanting to write their own version.

Tags: Congress , House , pay and benefits , retirement , payroll tax cut , budget

Monday - 12/19/2011, 11:35am EST

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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