The long-overdue MOVE Act could serve as a model for future election reforms.
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Influx of troops in Afghanistan could require tens of billions of dollars more than what has already been requested for this fiscal year.
Rep. Jerry Lewis says Congress could free up $35 billion by limiting increases in five nondefense spending bills to 2 percent over fiscal 2009.
The common fund grew 6 percent last month.
Mark Schoeberl, a former senior manager at the Goddard Space Flight Center, admitted directing contracts to a company owned by his wife.
Agency official calls process of updating regulations "a difficult and complicated effort."
Homeland Security requested money for more staff in its fiscal 2010 budget.
At least 31 members from both parties and chambers have been invited to a meeting with the president before his address to the nation on Tuesday night.
Congressional budget office predicts the measure would increase average nongroup premiums 10 percent to 13 percent by 2016 above what they would be if current law remained in place.
Justice memo argues Congress was unclear on whether spending ban applies to pre-existing agreements.