Congressional leaders have pledged to take up the panel's recommendations before the end of the year and have lawmakers cast an up-or-down vote.
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Coburn says Congress should pay workers out of its own budget as punishment for its “inability to maintain core federal programs.”
Bill would require non-Bureau mailings to have a disclaimer.
House prohibition could just end up shifting spending directed to for-profits from "one side of the Capitol to the other," one observer cautions.
Interim report suggests clearer contract requirements and stronger oversight of performance.
Increase means the Pentagon's largest program will breach the 1982 Nunn-McCurdy cost-control law.
Extraneous provisions could erode bipartisan support for the measure, Commerce Committee leaders say.
Harding plans to steer clear of matters involving former consulting clients.
Former Government Executive reporter Shane Harris discusses his book on why agencies are better at collecting intelligence than analyzing it.
Obama directs agencies to hire more auditors who get paid based on the amount of money they recapture.