While the bottom lines of the two bills are close, vastly different priorities could color negotiation.
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Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the United States can avoid the mistakes of the Soviets by adding at most 30,000 troops and putting an “Afghan face” on the war.
Former political appointee believes that investing resources in government employees is key to tackling major policy problems.
House and Senate versions appear similar on the surface, but contain significant differences that could complicate conference talks.
The Partnership for Public Service will absorb most of the organization’s staff and programs.
Since 2001, 17 Army recruiters have committed suicide, four from a single unit -- the Houston Recruiting Battalion.
AFGE is confident that with a new administration and Congress, the tide has turned against efforts to contract out federal work.
Collins and Nelson say they will not commit to backing a final bill worth more than $800 billion.
Former Clinton administration official says one way to increase transparency is to produce activity-based budgets.
Two bills have slipped through the cracks while the White House hammers out procedures for giving the public at least five days to review non-emergency legislation before the president signs it.