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House GOP budget blueprint repeat of last year

The House Republican response to President Obama's fiscal 2013 budget is similar to last year's, which caused a "political firestorm" for its proposed changes to Medicare, said The Hill staff writer Erik Wasson.

Tags: Erik Wasson , Congress

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 11:42am EDT

Senate committee review Energy's loan guarantee program

Andrew Restuccia, reporter for the Hill, gives an update on the debate.

Tags: Andrew Restuccia , Energy , Federal Drive , Senate

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 10:52am EDT

Analysis: House GOP battles to write budget bill it can live with

Bob Cusack, managing editor at The Hill newspaper, tells The Federal Drive with Tom Temin that House Republicans are at odds over their election-year budget.

Tags: Congress , House , Bob Cusack , Federal Drive , budget

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 11:42am EST

Senators clash over cybersecurity bill

Brendan Sasso, a staff writer covering technology for the Hill newspaper, said Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz) and Kay Bailey Huchison (R-Texas) are criticizing the comprehensive bill for putting too much emphasis on regulations rather than promoting information sharing.

Tags: Brendan Sasso , Cybersecurity , Kay Bailey Huchison , John McCain , Joe Lieberman , Susan Collins , technology , Federal Drive , Congress

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 11:25am EST

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

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

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

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

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

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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