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Obama approves $1.1 trillion federal spending bill

President Barack Obama signed Congress' $1.1 trillion spending bill on Tuesday, putting an official end to the last-minute negotiations for the fiscal year 2015 budget - at least for now.

Tags: House , Senate , Congress , budget , management , appointments

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 06:46am EST

Another GOP senator backs Hagel for defense post

Tags: Chuck Hagel , DoD , Senate , Congress

Saturday - 02/02/2013, 06:16pm EST

Bill to cut Senate confirmations gets final action

The House gave final congressional approval Tuesday to a bill that would save the slow-paced Senate some time by eliminating the need for confirming nominees to some 170 executive branch jobs and 3,000 military officer positions.

Tags: Senate , Congress

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 10:06pm EDT

Senate confirms key positions in Commerce, HUD, DHS

The Senate confirmed the positions on Thursday, clearing a backlog of nominees by the Obama administration.

Tags: Senate , DHS , Commerce , HUD , Margaret Ann Sherry , Maurice Jones , Rebecca Blank

Friday - 03/30/2012, 11:44am EDT

Hill Update

Tags: transition , bailout

Wednesday - 01/14/2009, 09:05am EST

How to survive a vetting

Insider tips to becoming a political appointee.

Tags: mngt , vetting , Lynn Jennings , political appointment , Partnership for Public Service

Monday - 03/09/2009, 12:18pm EDT
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