Bill would extend cooling-off period for political appointees and procurement officials.
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Ex-official accepted kickbacks in exchange for contracts.
Member says he will fight Bush’s decision to eliminate funding for grants to help emergency response groups pay for personnel.
A coalition of managers’ groups wants to end sick leave abuse by compensating workers for unused days.
House member suggests another base-closure round as one way of remedying the problem.
Revamp, designed to encourage speedier purchases of such systems, will be announced within the next month.
Agency supports deal publicly, but said to have set up barriers to make the submarines economically unattractive to Taiwan.
Medicare program drove reported reductions for 2005, but improvement may be mostly on paper, GAO official says.