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Legislation would protect employees from sexual orientation discrimination

Proposed law would add discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation to the list of prohibited personnel practices.

Appropriations process mired in same troubles as previous years

Senate rules allowing lengthy debates and myriad amendments may bog down the process.

IRS effort to close tax assistance centers could face delay

House seeks inspector general review of proposal’s effects on tax compliance.

Report: Interior stretched thin in protecting monuments

Report from congressional auditors outlines budget issues similar to those raised by fired Park Police chief 18 months ago.

House, Senate GOP split over supplemental funds for VA

Senate may leave without approving money to shore up VA budget.

NASA sets shuttle launch date despite missing some safety goals

Agency leaders confirmed the anticipated July 13 date at the conclusion of a two-day technical review involving more than 100 shuttle officials.

White House sends program review legislation to Hill

OMB bill would authorize two types of commissions to evaluate federal programs.

White House: Appropriations bill language would impede management agenda

OMB also objects to across-the-board 3.1 percent pay raise.

Team Bush

By placing White House loyalists in key Cabinet departments, President Bush has moved to solidify his control of the government in his second term.