GAO revises its estimate of improper payments in FEMA disaster assistance program upward, to as much as $1.4 billion.
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Postal reform bill is an example of a substantive measure that could be handled without partisan fighting, Waxman says.
Inspector general reports have noted information security vulnerabilities at the agency since 1997.
Transportation-Treasury appropriations bill provision would freeze 2007 funding for contractor program.
Amendment to Labor-HHS spending bill would block use of ratings.
Industry officials predict December deadline could be tough even for swiftest agencies.
Prosecution paints defendant as advancing lobbyist Jack Abramoff’s interests over the public’s; former procurement chief will appeal if found guilty on all counts.
Legislation introduced by Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, requires beefed-up performance reviews, but stops short of fully linking raises to ratings.
Full chamber passes $94.5 billion supplemental spending measure for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, border security, hurricane relief and pandemic flu preparedness.
Next week, House is scheduled to take up line-item veto, sunset commission legislation.