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Federal employees covered under some of the more expensive plans in the Federal Employees Heath Benefit Program now have some breathing room as well.
Former Virginia Congressman Tom Davis said federal employees are on the chopping block because they are easy prey. Davis, now a director with Deloitte and Touche, said a letter from the Washington-D.C. area delegation could impact the potential two-year pay freeze the White House is proposing. The eight House members say feds are being targeted unfairly to help reduce the deficit.
Bill has been approved by key House committee; now moves to Senate
Mark Plotkin, WTOP political analyst
Washington-area lawmakers move to put a freeze on the pay freeze, asking it be limited to one year.
A partial shift in power on the Hill means committee chairmanships will change in the House but not in the Senate. A variety of issues from the federal budget to telework, and federal pay and regulatory policies will be re-examined.
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The crowd at the rally to support Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley was packed shoulder to shoulder.
Local incumbent U.S. representatives won their primary bids Tuesday.
The candidates vying in Tuesday's primary in the 5th Congressional District care less about which of them emerges victorious than that someone beats 28-year Democratic incumbent, Rep. Steny Hoyer in the general election.
House Democrats passed a budget bill that sets discretionary spending at levels below President Obama's. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer explains why.