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Critics take aim at pending spending bills

Senate poised to approve Homeland Security appropriations measure, which would provide $42.8 billion in discretionary funds, and excludes two E-Verify provisions.

House majority leader 'frustrated' by slow pace in Senate

The House has passed all 12 fiscal 2010 spending bills, but few of them have moved through the Senate.

Half of stimulus contract spending falls into risky categories

Within the next week, Recovery.gov will list detailed summaries of noncompetitive, nonfixed price contracts.

Deputy secretary asserts control over Agriculture budget

Kathleen Merrigan is planning to continue running the USDA budget, despite an organizational revamp.

Senate aide says cybersecurity bill is moving

Legislation to help government and private sector better prepare for and respond to high-tech attacks has real shot at Senate passage this year, according to top staffer.

Afghanistan is Obama's war now

Facing a host of bad options, Barack Obama is poised to take ownership of a war that will inevitably shadow his presidency.

GAO: Debt could break record in 10 years

Report cites health care costs and demographic trends as main contributors.

SEC, Commodity Futures Trading Commission issue oversight recommendations

The report calls on Congress clarify each agency's authority over products exempted by the other.

Park Service finalizes policy limiting snowmobile access in Yellowstone

The rule will be assessed over the next two years to determine the environmental impact of the recreational vehicles.

Safavian argued that his behavior was inappropriate, but not criminal.

Former Bush official is sentenced to one year in prison

David Safavian was convicted of lying about his relationship with lobbyist Jack Abramoff.