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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.

Senator looks to clear spending deck before healthcare debate starts

Appropriations chairman wants to work on the bills one at a time, as opposed to packaging them in an omnibus.

Defense secretary weighs whether to urge veto of authorization bill

Pentagon staff is evaluating if funds allocated for an alternative engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, which the administration opposes, is grounds for veto.


Contractors report generating tens of thousands of jobs under stimulus

Winners of federal contracts created or saved one job for every $70,000 received.

Staff shortages linked to Defense audit agency problems

DCAA could boost its workforce by as many as 700 employees, but lawmakers remain concerned.

Democrats thwart GOP bid to stop Gitmo transfers

Final Homeland Security spending bill allows detainees to be brought to the United States for trial.

Senate passes Energy and Water spending bill

Action comes after Sen. Tom Coburn held up the legislation over exclusion of language requiring public disclosure of certain mandatory reports from agencies to Congress.

From Nextgov.com: DHS proposes standards for how the private sector should prepare for disasters

Industry fears the voluntary standards are too rigid and eventually could be made mandatory for companies looking to do business with the government.