Reid files cloture on Martha Johnson and another Obama pick whose nomination was in limbo due to a hold.
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Agencies must submit detailed plans by June, describing how they will comply with greenhouse gas emissions standards.
The request marks a $600 million increase over fiscal 2010 funding.
Senate majority leader files motion to break hold on Martha Johnson’s nomination.
Agency and insurers said the proposal would have required them to create alternative federal IDs for a large number of internal and external databases.
Congress is unlikely to pass agency appropriations bills in a contentious election year, expert predicts.
CBO chief tells senators using TARP money to offset jobs bill would add to the deficit, but jobs package could stimulate the economy and in turn reduce the deficit.
Pay/go amendment requires any mandatory spending increases or tax cuts to be offset.
Employee organizations applaud overall message in State of the Union address, but raise some concerns about proposals to keep budgets in check.
Objectives identified by agencies played role in cuts, increases to federal programs.