A labor union wanted the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to pay half of monthly high-speed Internet costs for teleworkers.
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Bill would strengthen federal authority to prosecute large corporations that illegally gain small business loans from the agency.
Critic calls bill a “copout,” saying it passes work Congress should do off on commissions.
Similar measure adopted in the House last month would only cover federal grants.
Bill would keep agency within DHS, give administrator a direct advisory role with the president.
Federal Protective Service told to consider longer-term planning, explore fee increases.
Legislators question agency’s plan to cut nearly half of estate tax lawyers by Sept. 30.
Patrick Dunne says he would implement a plan to change the department’s information technology culture.
Tight deadlines and other challenges are no excuse for poor management, House Government Reform Committee Chairman Tom Davis says.
Program has been a lower priority for the agency than other air quality efforts, GAO says.