Agency lowers bar for consultation, requiring state and local input on any federal regulation estimated to cost $25 million or more.
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The GOP's focus on social, cultural, and religious issues cost its candidates dearly among upscale voters.
Connecticut senator must give up leadership of Environment and Public Works subcommittee.
Employees claim they were intimidated into changing scientific reviews and recommendations to obscure unscientific data and legal violations.
Goals include reducing a high level of turnover at production facilities and improving training, supervision and inspections.
Goal is to have the nine remaining fiscal 2009 bills ready for Obama to sign shortly after he is inaugurated.
The Congressional Budget Office chief was an economic adviser in the Clinton administration.
A look at where employees are the most involved in their jobs, and where they are simply putting in the hours.
Senate Democrats will cast secret ballots over lawmaker's fate as Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee chairman.
Coalition also calls for more investment in human resources and the strategic use of technology to enhance service delivery.