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Fed retirement hike to pay for unemployment insurance

The $15 billion generated by the 2.3 percent more that new employees would pay for their retirement would help pay for the extension of unemployment insurance.

Tags: payroll tax , Federal Drive , Bernie Becker , retirement

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 11:00am EST
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Budget is out: Now what?

Molly Hooper of the Hill newspaper has a roundup of what she's observing related to the budget.

Tags: Molly Hooper , congress , budget

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 11:53am EST
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Agencies stick to 'modest' requests before President's budget release

The Library of Congress, Government Printing Office, Government Accountability Office and Congressional Budget Office testified before the House Appropriations Legislative Branch subcommittee Tuesday on their fiscal 2013 budget requests.

Tags: Molly Hooper , congress , budget , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 11:42am EST
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Analysis: Federal pay freeze vote to put pressure on payroll tax extension talks

The vote today in the House on another year of the federal pay freeze is meant to send a message to the conferees who are meeting on the payroll tax cut extension, says a reporter with The Hill newspaper.

Tags: Pete Kasperowicz , pay and benefits , pay freeze , congress , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 11:09am EST
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Plan to prevent sequestration unlikely before election

Every day that passes brings your agency a bit closer to automatic spending cuts under sequestration. If Congress can't figure something else out, the process of reducing spending by $1.2 trillion over 10 years will start, with the 2013 budget. But any deal to avoid sequestration probably won't happen anytime before the election, said Erik Wasson, reporter for the Hill newspaper

Tags: Erik Wasson , congress , sequestration , budget , DoD , Norm Dicks , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 11:13am EST
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Is cybersecurity bill on Congress' to-do list?

Jordy Yager, a reporter for the Hill, says that Congress's number one priority for 2012 is to present the president with a comprehensive cybersecurity bill.

Tags: Jordy Yager , congress , DHS , Cybersecurity , Federal Drive , technology

Wednesday - 01/11/2012, 12:23pm EST
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2011 a year of congressional showdowns

The year can be summed up by a trio of showdowns, said Peter Schroeder, a staff writer with The Hill newspaper, in an interview on Federal Drive with Tom Temin. The near-government shutdown in April, the August debt ceiling showdown and the last-minute wrangling over the payroll tax cut.

Tags: congress , House , Senate , budget , Peter Schroeder , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , 2011 and Beyond

Thursday - 12/29/2011, 09:26pm EST
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Hill update: Omnibus spending bill, payroll stalemate

Erik Wasson is a staff writer with The Hill.

Tags: congress , Erik Wasson , Federal Drive , budget

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 11:03am EST
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Short-term bill more likely before Friday budget deadline

With less than three days to reach a budget deal, lawmakers are more likely now to pass a short-term spending measure rather than a $1 trillion omnibus bill for the rest of the fiscal year, which started Oct. 1. The Hill's Erik Wasson has an update on the budget talks.

Tags: Erik Wasson , budget , management , congress , House , Senate , continuing resolution , omnibus , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 09:00am EST
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Congress closer to reaching budget deal before Friday deadline

Congressional negotiators are closer to reaching a spending deal with less than a week left before the current budget expires.

Tags: congress , budget , continuing resolution , House , Senate , pay and benefits , payroll tax , Politico ,

Monday - 12/12/2011, 09:00am EST
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