The fiscal 2007 full-year funding measure for domestic agencies signed into law Thursday by President Bush contains no new earmarks.
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Rank-and-file employees are disciplined more strictly and more often than their supervisors, investigator tells lawmakers.
Bill would allow the Social Security Administration to escape furloughs; falls short of Bush’s request for military base realignment.
Measure may look like past bills, which would have required stricter enforcement of 20-day deadline for responding to information requests.
Comparable Senate legislation awaits consideration at the committee level.
But until a rose is a rose in every database, government agencies won't be able to share pruning tips -- or much else.
Agreement will allow military personnel treated at embassies to have continuous medical records, and will facilitate better, cheaper care.
Memo indicates agency also plans to reduce weekend and night hours, decrease frequency of risk assessments for some buildings.
New Senate bill would require SBA to address the problem and stabilize program funding.
Agency has to be careful to balance the need for compliance with additional burdens placed on taxpayers, commissioner tells lawmakers.