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Ayotte lifts hold on Air Force nominee

Sen. Kelly Ayotte has ended her hold on President Barack Obama's nominee for Air Force secretary, clearing the way for Senate confirmation of Deborah Lee James.

Tags: Kelly Ayotte , Deborah Lee James , Air Force , people , DoD

Thursday - 10/17/2013, 06:30pm EDT

Funding bill includes back pay for furloughed feds, clears way for potential January pay raise

The bill passed by Congress reopening the federal government after a two-week shutdown grants retroactive pay for furloughed federal workers and clears the way for all federal employees to receive a 1 percent pay raise in January. The continuing resolution, which funds government operations through Jan. 15, also grants agencies some spending flexibilities to avoid sequestration-related furloughs over the next few months.

Tags: Congress , House , Barbara Mikulski , Ben Cardin , furloughs , retroactive , budget , Jack Moore

Thursday - 10/17/2013, 12:06pm EDT

Congress passes deal to reopen government, bill heads to President Obama

The Senate and House both voted Wednesday night, passing a bill that reopens the government and funds agencies through Jan. 15, permits the Treasury to borrow normally through Feb. 7, and provides back pay for federal employees furloughed during the 16-day government shutdown. The bill now heads to President Barack Obama for his signature, which he has said he will sign immediately.

Tags: Kelly Ayotte , government shutdown , budget , House , furloughs , workforce

Wednesday - 10/16/2013, 10:46pm EDT

Debt ceiling default 'uncharted territory' for federal workforce

Two weeks into a government shutdown that has hamstrung federal agencies and sent large sections of their employees home without pay, Congress is heading for another last-minute showdown this time over raising the government's borrowing authority, known as the debt ceiling.

Tags: Congress , House , budget , Mark Warner , Barbara Mikulski , government shutdown , debt ceiling , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 04:29pm EDT

Bill Tracker 2013: Proposals affecting fed pay, benefits and more

There's been no shortage of legislation introduced this year affecting the federal workforce. Federal News Radio's Bill Tracker follows the bills that would affect federal pay and benefits, the size of the workforce and more.

Tags: Congress , House , pay and benefits

Monday - 09/09/2013, 03:57pm EDT
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