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Democrats unveil bill blocking election advertising by contractors

Legislation also would prohibit spending on campaign expenditures by Troubled Asset Relief Program recipients.

From Nextgov.com: Financial regulatory agencies seek to upgrade IT systems

CFTC and SEC request enough money to meet potential responsibilities under new reform bill.

VA is exceeding veteran contracting goals, says watchdog

But the department is making limited progress in ensuring proper screening of veteran-owned small businesses.

Sen. Daniel Akaka’s bill would make programs for bosses mandatory.

OPM notes strides in training managers as legislation gathers steam

Unions and government groups back bill to expand instruction on mentoring, productivity and other issues.

Oversight panel leaders push on Fort Hood inquiry

Senators say they are seeking the Obama administration's cooperation, but feel they have no alternative to a subpoena for an investigation into the November shootings.

Foreign contractors could face prosecution in U.S. courts

Senate committee approves bill that would subject overseas firms to civil and criminal proceedings in the United States.

House approves improper payment legislation

Bill would require federal government to recover almost $100 billion paid out in error.

From Nextgov.com: GSA chief outlines IT spending to House appropriators

Integrating databases, improving public websites and developing an online application agencies can use to track greenhouse gas emissions are part of a double-digit increase in the agency’s fiscal 2011 budget request.

Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo., sponsored the legislation.

House overhauls acquisition of Defense services, technology

Bill requires the Pentagon to tie acquisition employees’ salary increases and other incentives to performance.

Hanging On

A party in power these days seems like a rodeo cowboy riding an angry bronco.