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Tea Partiers taking their time in Senate

Martin Kady, congressional bureau chief for Politico

Tags: Martin Kady , Marty Kady , Politico , Tea Party ,

Monday - 02/14/2011, 08:31pm EST
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Republican plan would cut $32B from agency budgets

Congress must pass another funding measure to keep the government operating past March 4. House Republicans are calling for big cuts to current spending levels. This as President Obama gets set to release his 2012 budget request February 14.

Tags: budget , White House , Barack Obama , Congress , House , Paul Ryan , Tom Coburn , deficit , Jolie Lee , management

Friday - 02/04/2011, 01:23pm EST

DorobekINSIDER Reader: WikiLeaks and the future of governments, transparency

As the Egyptian government has pulled the plug on social media and even the Internet in response to the protests, the United States now has a bill that would arguably give the U.S. president this power as well.

Tags: Internet , Cybersecurity Update , technology , Egypt , social media , 'kill switch" , Joe Lieberman , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 01/31/2011, 02:45pm EST

Two percent contractor fee proposed in bill

The proposal is part of a bill to compensate rescuers in the Sept. 11 attacks.

Tags: Charles Schumer , Kirsten Gillibrand , Dow Jones , contracting , Sept. 11

Wednesday - 12/22/2010, 02:22pm EST

DoD budget to shrink in 2012

The defense budget will shrink by at least $15 billion in fiscal year 2012, Military Times reports.

Tags: DoD Report , Military Times , defense spending , budget , omnibus , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 12/21/2010, 03:32pm EST

Congress passes CR, headed to Obama

Congress passed a stopgap spending measure that funds government through March 4. The bill is on its way to President Obama to be signed into law.

Tags: continuing resolution , pay and benefits , pay debate , pay freeze , Congress , Barack Obama , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 12/21/2010, 01:11pm EST

Senate expected to pass latest CR Tuesday

The Senate is set to vote on another continuing resolution today. This one would last until March 2011.Erik Wasson, staff writer at The Hill has more information.

Tags: Federal Drive , Congress , continuing resolution , The Hill , Erik Wasson

Tuesday - 12/21/2010, 09:08am EST
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DoD conflict of interest rule does not apply to senators

The Washington Post reports on a double standard of a defense investment ban that applies to armed services committee staff but not to senators.

Tags: Senate Armed Services Committee , DoD Update , contracting , Dorobek Insider , Washington Post , investment

Monday - 12/20/2010, 04:05pm EST

Senate bill mandates agency performance goals

A bill passed by the Senate aims to increase government accountability by creating a performance officer at each agency.

Tags: Tom Carper , accountability , Transparency , technology , performance goals , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 12/16/2010, 07:57pm EST
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