Leadership aides said that the deal would reduce by 400 the number of Senate-confirmed positions in the government, now numbered at about 1,400.
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Mike Johanns asks OSC to fix "inaccuracies" in a report that he was among 10 Cabinet officials and agency heads whose travel during the 2006 midterm season violated the law.
Latest report should serve as another wake-up call that serious belt-tightening is needed, Senate Budget Committee leader says.
Committee will counsel OPM on hiring and keeping more Latinos in government.
Administration is beginning to identify officials to lead consolidation of federal agencies, but no timeline has been set.
Cass Sunstein defends new review of rules and promises potential for job losses will be factored into cost-benefit analyses.
Senate measure offers a longer-term solution and more oversight than the rival House proposal.
To get reelected, President Obama will need to continue his move toward the center.
House oversight chair Darrell Issa, R-Calif., began inquiries about campaign-related travel by agency heads last year.
Republican and Democratic leaders interact mainly through public letters.