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New book seeks to train Hill oversight watchdogs

One of the constitutionally-mandated jobs of Congress is to provide oversight over the Cabinet-level agencies and other organizations within the Executive Branch. Aside from a law degree, or a passionate interest in politics and the working of government, how does one learn to be an investigator for a government oversight committee? A DC-based good government group has a new resource available for Hill staffers.

Tags: newsstand , Project on Government Oversight , Ingrid Drake , Mark Paoletta , Dickstein Shapiro , House Energy & Commerce Committee , Dean Zerbe , Alliant Group , National Whistleblowers Center ,

Wednesday - 08/12/2009, 06:58am EDT

Various amendments on Hill could affect Federal Employee Health Benefits Program

September 30, 2009 - Daniel Adcock, legislative director of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees, keeps us up to speed on health care legislation and Steve Bauer, director of the Federal Employees Education and Assistance Fund fills us in on feds helping feds in need.

Tags: pay & benefits , Your Turn , mike causey , FEHBP , Senator Max Baucus , Senator Ron Wyden , Dorothy Ramienski

Wednesday - 09/30/2009, 10:24am EDT

Feds' FEHBP no longer in danger; Congress, staffers still affected under Grassley plan

As it stands now, federal employees and retirees can still keep their coverage under the Federal Employee Health Benefits Plan. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has the latest details.

Tags: pay & benefits , FEHBP , mike causey , Senator Ron Wyden , health insurance , health care reform

Friday - 10/02/2009, 02:37pm EDT

Causey: Federal Health Employee Benefit Plan amendment not likely to pass

You could lose your federal health benefits under a proposed amendment to a healthcare reform bill.

Tags: pay & benefits , FEHBP , mike causey , Your Turn , Dorothy Ramienski

Thursday - 09/24/2009, 07:09am EDT

Iowa lawmaker casts landmark Senate vote

Grassley: A means of overcoming cynicism of citizens toward politicians.

Tags: newsstand , Iowa , United States Senate

Monday - 04/06/2009, 07:23am EDT