President says spending must be “based on the merits” and emphasizes need for transparency in lobbying activities.
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CBO estimates that the fiscal 2010 deficit will be $1.37 trillion.
Aircraft coming into the United States from abroad will pose a particular challenge.
Commerce secretary-designate vows that the Census Bureau will use an actual head count for apportionment of federal resources.
California lawmaker has accepted nomination to be undersecretary for arms control and international security.
Fiscally conservative House Democrats recommend holding nondefense domestic spending increases in the budget resolution to the rate of inflation.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano declined to provide details on the plan or when it will be made public.
Webb wants to keep all of the East Coast carriers at Norfolk Naval Base.
Recovery Act Accountability and Transparency Board will hold first meeting next week.