Number of complaints received by the inspector general’s office has decreased significantly, however.
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Pending legislation would alter rate-setting procedures, but prospects for passage in the waning days of the lame-duck session are slim.
Punting appropriations bills into next year could have repercussions even for action on President Bush’s fiscal 2008 budget.
Plan to change how services are delivered requires time for scrutiny and public comment, congressional staffer says.
Employees told that the move would not substantially change the policy operation.
Immigration official admits to taking bribes from Asian immigrants seeking citizenship, agrees to participate in ongoing investigation.
Groups are offering advice to help legislators make good on promises for more aggressive reviews of executive branch activities.
Senator says other priorities include improving federal contracting opportunities for veterans, women and minorities.
Candidate to lead the agency failed to cooperate with an investigation of the antibiotic Ketek, Sen. Charles Grassley says.
FEMA director pledges continuing improvements; agency on the brink of filling all of its regional director positions.