Democrats are likely to ignore a GOP proposal to cap fiscal 2011 discretionary spending at $1.108 trillion, about $20 billion less than Obama requested.
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Department also will alert lawmakers to large sole-source task or delivery orders.
Older products long ago opted to comply with stricter standards, giving later entrants that can focus on simpler requirements the advantage, consultants say.
Council of Economic Advisers finds Recovery Act spending on clean energy generates significant private investment.
Estimates differ on how much the measure will cost to implement -- and whether it ultimately will save agencies money.
The party's fortunes this November are inextricably linked to the economy.
Order will allow production to resume if rig owners meet safety conditions.
Jacob Lew oversaw a budget surplus during his tenure in the late 1990s.
Countries have agreed to complete a joint threat and risk assessment.
Survey respondents criticize chiefs for poor communication and unrealistic goals.