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Senator: Budget enforcement package possible

The House passed a measure earlier this month capping discretionary spending for fiscal 2011 at $1.121 trillion.

Panel passes bill to reform oil, gas leasing

Measure would split the troubled Minerals Management Service into three entities so that leasing, oversight and revenue-collection operations would be separate.

Waste and fraud still plague Medicare, but oversight is improving, officials say

CMS identified more than $1 billion in improper payments between 2005 and 2008.

Senate panel schedules markup of spending bills

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.

Defense mandates disclosure of contract bundling

Department also will alert lawmakers to large sole-source task or delivery orders.

From Nextgov.com: Health and Human Services’ IT rules open up market to newcomers

Older products long ago opted to comply with stricter standards, giving later entrants that can focus on simpler requirements the advantage, consultants say.

Report bolsters White House energy agenda

Council of Economic Advisers finds Recovery Act spending on clean energy generates significant private investment.

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House passes telework bill

Estimates differ on how much the measure will cost to implement -- and whether it ultimately will save agencies money.

Democrats' Biggest Challenge

The party's fortunes this November are inextricably linked to the economy.

Interior imposes new drilling moratorium

Order will allow production to resume if rig owners meet safety conditions.