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Congress to take up new measure to keep agencies open

Latest continuing resolution will prevent government shutdown until Feb. 15, as lawmakers continue to debate fiscal 2007 spending bills.

DHS agency urged to continue retention bonus program

Nominee to become the department’s next management chief told lawmakers he will look into the issue.

GSA budget document reveals revisions to IG’s requests

Document provides details on what the agency’s investigative branch has said is an attempt to “reduce serious scrutiny of the agency.”

Defense secretary-designate backs personnel reforms

Robert Gates says pay and health benefits are key to military retention.

VA health funding fix might help avert government shutdown

Current continuing resolution runs out Friday; House and Senate likely to pass another measure keeping agencies open until Feb. 15.

Senators supportive of Bush’s pick for DHS management chief

Nominee would face hurdles, including a department with “deep divisions between employees and management,” lawmakers note.

Lawmakers question GSA chief’s plans for agency auditors

Legislators ask Administrator Lurita Doan to explain why she is trying to limit the work of GSA’s inspector general.

Incoming House chairman proposes restructuring of oversight panel

Soon-to-be head of the Government Reform Committee wants to streamline its subcommittees.

Agency pledges to improve oil, gas royalty compliance reviews

Minerals Management Service will address problems with data accuracy and procedural and reporting flaws.

Pet projects holding up extension of stopgap funding measure

None of the fiscal 2007 appropriations bills for domestic programs have been enacted; current continuing resolution expires Friday.