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Senate leaders to attempt a compromise as shutdown looms

Time for lawmakers to pass a continuing resolution is running short as the fiscal year ends Friday. The Senate rejected the House version of CR Friday, and will take up debate on its version Monday afternoon. In the meantime, cuts to GAO and the E-Government Fund are drawing ire from supporters.

Tags: technology , budget , Congress , House , Harry Reid , continuing resolution , shutdown , Tom Coburn , Joseph Lieberman , Dave McClure , GSA , GAO , OMB , E-Government Fund , Jason Miller , appropriations

Monday - 09/26/2011, 05:38am EDT
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Analysis: Congressional negotiations 'frustrating as hell'

Stan Collender, a federal budget expert and a partner at Qorvis Communications, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the twists and turns of the budget negotiations.

Tags: Stan Collender , Qorvis Communications , budget , Congress , House , continuing resolution , shutdown

Monday - 09/26/2011, 10:02am EDT
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Analysis: Budget stalemate is centered on 'tiddlywinks' amount

The Senate failed to pass a continuing resolution Friday over an issue that amounts to "tiddlywinks," said Steven Dennis, Senate reporter for CQ Roll Call.

Tags: steve dennis , CQ Roll Call , Congress , In Depth , budget , FEMA , continuing resolution , shutdown , Jolie Lee

Monday - 09/26/2011, 06:31pm EDT
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Senate passes 'clean' CR to avert shutdown

The Senate's six-week funding measures includes $2.65 billion for FEMA at the start of the fiscal year, dropping a provision for $1 billion worth of disaster aid that was the root of legislative gridlock. The House must pass a CR before Friday, when funding for the government runs out.

Tags: Congress , budget , continuing resolution , FEMA , Harry Reid , shutdown

Monday - 09/26/2011, 08:05pm EDT

Tuesday morning federal headlines - Sept. 27

On today's Federal Drive: The Senate has appeared to avert a government shutdown with the passage of a stopgap funding measure and a proposed bill would allow federal employees to donate unused sick leave to other feds.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , Federal Drive newscast , shutdown , Congress , Jim Moran , OPM , FEHB

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 08:03am EDT

Will cybersecurity bills make it out of committee?

The Senate Judiciary Committee has passed three cybersecurity bills, all dealing with national standards for security breaches involving personal data. But the votes followed party lines making it harder to move them to the full Senate for a vote.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Senate Judiciary Committee , Chuck Grassley , Federal Drive , Congress

Friday - 09/23/2011, 12:25pm EDT

Bill aims to close small biz contract loopholes

The proposal by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) would establish no more than 20 industries as categories and size standards based on the current Economic Census.

Tags: Claire McCaskill , SBA , contracting , acquisition , In Depth

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 01:30pm EDT

Senate committee clears Carter nomination

The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved, by a voice vote, the nomination of Ashton Carter to be deputy secretary of defense.

Tags: Ashton Carter , Congress , DoD , Senate Armed Services Committee , Ruben Gomez , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 07:11pm EDT

Thursday morning federal headlines - Sept. 22

On today's Federal Drive: The House fails to pass a continuing resolution, a Senate subcommittee approves a DHS hiring freeze and the Air Force is offering some 6,000 civilian buyouts.

Tags: Federal Drive , Federal Drive newscast , House , Congress , DHS , Air Force , buyouts

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 08:53am EDT
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