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Senate Democrat budget proposal slashes defense spending

A budget proposal from Senate Democrats cuts security spending by nearly $900 billion over 10 years, and reduces funding to domestic programs by $350 billion. The proposal by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.)also contains $10 trillion in deficit reduction savings.

Tags: budget , deficit , deficit reduction , pentagon , Congress , House , Senate , sen. kent conrad ,

Monday - 07/11/2011, 08:01am EDT

Debt ceiling debate likely to continue for weeks

Ian Swanson, a staff writer for The Hill, spoke to Federal News Radio about the intensifying debate between Capitol Hill and the president.

Tags: debt ceiling , Ian Swanson , Congressional Spotlight , Congress

Wednesday - 07/06/2011, 11:50am EDT
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Congress clears short-term FAA funding bill

Imagine going for more than three years without a permanent authorization bill. The FAA has been doing it.

Tags: Congress , FAA , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 06/29/2011, 01:05pm EDT
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Corruption in the ranks frustrates CBP

More than 125 U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees have been arrested or indicted on corruption charges since 2004. We get details from The Hill's Jordy Yager

Tags: Federal Drive , Congress , DHS , CBP , Jordy Yager , corruption , Alan Bersin

Wednesday - 06/15/2011, 10:31am EDT
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Two year budget possibility considered

A significant reform of the federal budget process could be exchanged for raising the nation's debt ceiling. The Hill's Bob Cusack has the latest details.

Tags: Federal Drive , budget , Congress , Bob Cusack

Wednesday - 06/08/2011, 10:31am EDT
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Debt limit hike denied?

Republicans invited to a White House meeting with President Barack Obama on the troubling national debt are trying to build up pressure for trillions in spending cuts in exchange for any increase in the government's ability to borrow. We get an update from The Hill's Josiah Ryan.

Tags: Federal Drive , debt limit , Josiah Ryan , Congress , budget

Wednesday - 06/01/2011, 10:31am EDT
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Tax delinquents win stimulus contracts

The Hill's Bernie Becker said some of those funds may never be recovered.

Tags: Federal Drive , contracting , stimulus , GAO , Bernie Becker ,

Wednesday - 05/25/2011, 10:31am EDT
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Contractor contributions battle gets contentious

The Hill's Kevin Bogardus reports House Republicans have threatened to introduce legislation to block an executive order that would have government contractors disclose their political contributions if President Obama goes ahead with it. He explains what's at stake.

Tags: Federal Drive , contracting , Congress , Kevin Bogardus , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 05/18/2011, 10:31am EDT
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Gang of Six "running out of steam"

Budget wrangling continues on Capitol Hill. The Hill newspaper's Erik Wasson brings us up to speed.

Tags: Federal Drive , budget , Erik Wasson , Gang of Six , Congress

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 10:31am EDT
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Bin Laden now a topic on Capitol Hill

John Bennett, senior defense reporter for The Hill newspaper, told Federal News Radio how the recent news about bin Laden might play into some upcoming hearings on Capitol Hill.

Tags: Osama bin Laden , Congress , John Bennett ,

Wednesday - 05/04/2011, 01:27pm EDT
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