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GOP lawmakers question stimulus job creation statistics

House members ask Obama to explain the administration’s methods of calculating the number of jobs saved or created under the Recovery Act.

Change in Army relocation plans draws fire from appropriators

Lawmakers want the service to compensate Georgia communities for improvements made in anticipation of an influx in troops.

Tentative appropriations schedule assumes best-case scenarios

Panel chairman anticipates the House passing all 12 spending bills before the August recess.

Management nominee backs performance, accountability measures

Jeffrey Zients vows to take a collaborative approach to program assessments and increase the use of performance information in budget decisions.

Plug-in electric vehicles pose challenges for feds

High costs, infrastructure shortcomings and other difficulties are likely to hinder widespread use in the federal fleet, GAO says.

Panel agrees not to shift Geological Survey work to DHS office

Lawmakers want to curtail or stop the operations of the National Applications Office, a Homeland Security unit.

Panel finds contracting blunders hinder wartime operations

Government does not have enough capable acquisition officials monitoring contracts on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan, commission reports.

Anyone’s Game

Both parties have significant pickup opportunities in the 2010 races.

House panel extends E-Verify, spends less on earmarks

Appropriators provide Homeland Security about $42.6 billion in discretionary spending for next fiscal year, about 1 percent less than the administration's request.

House passes bill to change selection process for five IGs

Financial regulatory agency watchdogs would be subject to presidential appointment and Senate confirmation.