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Monday morning federal headlines - Sept. 26

On today's Federal Drive: A shutdown looms larger as the Senate prepares to debate a continuing resolution and DHS officials said they are committed to the headquarters consolidation effort underway at St. Elizabeth's even as funding appears uncertain.

Tags: Congress , USPS , NASA , continuing resolution , health IT

Monday - 09/26/2011, 08:25am EDT

DHS holds fast to St. Elizabeths HQ plan

The Homeland Security Department remains committed to consolidating its headquarters on the campus of a former mental hospital in Washington despite receiving less construction money than anticipated. Officials from DHS, the Coast Guard and the General Services Administration reaffirmed their plans to a House subcommittee. The Coast Guard plans to move first, in 2013.

Tags: Coast Guard , house subcommittee on the coast guard and maritime , DHS , GSA , don bathurst , frank lobiondo , Robert Peck , john currier , Emily Kopp , house subcommittee on the coast guard and maritime , St. Elizabeth , House Subcommittee on the Coast Guard and Maritime

Friday - 09/23/2011, 05:38pm EDT
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Concern over budget cut effect on elite forces

Deep budget cuts would hurt special operations forces and make it difficult to meet demands for those units on missions beyond the current war zones, the commander of the military's elite troops told Congress on Thursday.

Tags: William McRaven , DoD , elite forces , Congress , In Depth , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 03:49pm EDT

Berry: Debt proposals won't dampen feds' giving spirit

Berry said he thinks feds will continue to donate at high levels in future drives, despite a two-year pay freeze and other proposals that could cut their pay and benefits

Tags: Feds Feed Families , John Berry , OPM , CHCO , USDA , DoD , charity , Barack Obama , Jolie Lee

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 04:51pm EDT
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House subcommittee pushes forward GOP plan to repair USPS

A House subcommittee markup of a bill to address the Postal Service's financial problems broke down along partisan lines. Democrats accused Republicans of using this legislation to weaken labor provisions. Republicans said Democrats would prefer bailing out the agency rather than making it sustainable. The bill now goes to the full House Oversight and Governmental Reforms Committee.

Tags: USPS , management , workforce , Darrell Issa , Elijah Cummings , Dennis Ross , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Barack Obama , Tom Carper , FERS , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 06:44am EDT
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Wednesday morning federal headlines - Sept. 21

On today's Federal Drive: Talk of government shutdown has ratcheted up as lawmakers squabble over a CR, federal information sharing efforts have taken off and the House prepares to square off over various proposals to reform the Postal Service.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , NASA , information sharing , USPS , HSPD-12

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 08:24am EDT

House lawmakers to square off over plans to fix USPS

A House subcommittee will markup legislation Wednesday to address the Postal Service's financial problems. President Obama unveiled his reform proposal earlier this week. Postal Service officials say, if enacted, it would give them the breathing room they need to make major network changes.

Tags: management , USPS , Barack Obama , ron stroman , Darrell Issa , Dennis Ross , Elijah Cummings , Stephen Lynch , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 09/20/2011, 07:23pm EDT
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