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Lawmakers say TSA whistleblower rights provision goes too far

If language in a rail security bill is enacted, whistleblowers could gain an unfair advantage in cases alleging retaliation, panel members say.

House panel raises new allegations against GSA chief

Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman says probe has uncovered evidence of improper political and contracting activity.

Study recommends sweeping overhaul of Army Corps budgeting

Current ad hoc funding prevents planning and undermines disaster preparedness, panel finds.

Lawmakers weigh intervention in Defense personnel reforms

Congressional action may be needed to help unions and agency officials stop battling over the changes, panel members say.

Report finds little progress processing FOIA requests

Justice Department contests findings, arguing it may take a while before improvements spurred by 2005 executive order are realized.

TSA head says collective bargaining would be costly

Kip Hawley estimates price tag for implementing bargaining rights would be $160 million.

Officials say outsourcing partly to blame for Walter Reed failures

Public-private job competition was based on outdated, pre-9/11 workload estimates, September memorandum warned.

Senators explore federal finances at sparsely attended hearing

Freshman Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., is stunned to learn that agencies regularly fail financial audits without serious consequences.

Lawmakers weigh in on GAO unionization effort

Agency chief assures legislators that he respects the right of certain employees to organize.

CBO says budget won't quite balance by fiscal 2012

Office’s figure is about $70 billion lower than the White House's estimate of a $61 billion surplus at the end of the five-year budget window.