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Senate committee approves online earmark database bill

Legislation would include data on all such requests before a final vote on the funding.

Panels vote to maintain six-day postal delivery schedule

The full House and Senate must approve spending bills to take reduced schedule off the table for fiscal 2011.

House OKs border security measure

Emergency spending bill would provide $701 million for increased security along U.S.-Mexican border.

House takes up Transportation-HUD bill

Republicans blamed Democrats for limiting the number of amendments that can be offered to the measure.

MilCon-VA spending bill breezes through House

The bill includes $77.3 billion in discretionary funding for fiscal 2011 -- a slight decrease from the $78 billion Congress provided in fiscal 2010.

Actor Matt Damon as CIA agent Jason Bourne in the Bourne series.

Government employees on film rated as good-looking, smart

Even in movies with a negative depiction of government, institutions rather than individuals were targeted.

Hearing elicits contrition, but few answers for Arlington Cemetery scandal

After nearly $10 million in IT contracts, officials say cemetery still uses paper records to track graves.

Watchdog: Language skills still are getting lost in translation

Agencies could benefit from a more comprehensive approach to assessing their employees’ capabilities and any gaps in talent, GAO says.

Congress OKs bill that will help Defense avoid furloughs

If the supplemental spending bill had been delayed much longer, it could have caused problems for some military pay.

Justice investigates allegations of cheating at FBI

The inspector general is looking into whether hundreds of agents took shortcuts on a training test.