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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said big fights are needed to counter the Obama administration's overreach.

Republicans Planning 'Big Fights' on Agency Funding to Rein in Bureaucrats

White House says it hopes to hold GOP to its word that shutdown will be avoided.

American Consumers are Spending More on Organic Foods, and so is Their Government

Mandatory spending on organics under the 2002 farm bill totaled $20 million, but by 2014, that number had risen to $167.5 million.

An artist's depiction of Landsat 8, which launched in 2013.

A New Satellite for One of the Great Space Programs

Landsat 9 will launch in 2023, and promises the continuity of a critical, long-running database for imagery of the Earth's surface.

Capitol Police haul away the gyrocopter a U.S. Postal Service worker was able to land on the Capitol lawn earlier this week.

After Gyrocopter Stunt, Lawmakers Want Answers

"This cannot happen again," key members warn.

Play of the Day: The Gyrocopter Man and Other American Journeys

How effective was the gyrocopter's flight onto the Capitol grounds?

Agencies Botch IT Savings Estimates by $3.8 Billion

Drastic revisions by the departments of Defense and Homeland Security accounted for most of the savings discrepancy.

Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., has been fighting for paid parental leave for 15 years.

A Potential Breakthrough for Paid Parental Leave for Feds

Bipartisan pair of House members high-five each other to make their support for work-life balance measures official.

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., said the oversight subcommittee he chairs will make an effort to improve relations with federal employees.

Lawmakers in Both Parties Promise to Be Nicer to Feds

But kinder rhetoric is only one step on a long road to boosting employee morale.

The House Wants to Let You Bring a Gun to Army Corps Land

Spending bill includes another attempt to lift Army Corps ban on firearms.

House Uses Tax Day to Pass Restraints on IRS

Bills range from bans on private email use to “preventing targeting.”