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House panel approves Defense, Labor-HHS spending bills

Full chamber passes $94.5 billion supplemental spending measure for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, border security, hurricane relief and pandemic flu ...

June 13, 2006 Leave a comment

House GOP leader previews report on cutting government waste

Next week, House is scheduled to take up line-item veto, sunset commission legislation.

June 13, 2006 Leave a comment

NASA admits mistake in blocking access to scientist

Denial of interview with top climate scientist ran against agency policy, official says in letter to lawmakers.

June 12, 2006 Leave a comment

Data breaches raise more questions about computer security law

Recent rash of reported IT security problems at agencies has lawmakers considering changes to the Federal Information Security Management Act.

June 12, 2006 Leave a comment

Human resources consolidation project advances

OPM signals that federal shared service providers will compete with the private sector, but details have yet to be released.

June 9, 2006 Leave a comment

VA opposes bill to let veterans hire lawyers

Legislation being pushed in House and Senate would allow vets to use legal counsel to help in obtaining benefits.

June 9, 2006 Leave a comment

Subpanel votes to remove disaster housing from FEMA

Bill would shift responsibility to HUD and would allow only three emergency housing trailers per site to avoid crowding.

June 9, 2006 Leave a comment

Negotiators reach deal on supplemental spending bill

Senate appropriators agree to trim $14.4 billion from their version of bill to meet Bush's demands.

June 9, 2006 Leave a comment

Corporate disaster response team hailed as model of efficiency

Time to fix communications infrastructure in typical scenario is less than 24 hours, AT&T officials say.

June 9, 2006 Leave a comment

Bill to reopen FAA labor negotiations fails

National Air Traffic Controllers Association vows to continue the fight against the contract the agency recently implemented.

June 8, 2006 Leave a comment