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VA in midst of huge project to rewrite regulations in plain language

Skeptics say it will be hard to change VA writing process, and complex rules do not lend themselves to simple prose.

April 15, 2008 Leave a comment

House panel to take up bill requiring electronic e-mail storage

The measure, which would apply to all federal agencies, responds to loss of hundreds of days worth of White House e-mails.

April 14, 2008 Leave a comment

Senate committee passes 'plain English' bill

Measure will require federal agencies to use plain language in commonly used federal forms.

April 14, 2008 Leave a comment

EPA is missing in action on major environmental issues, observers charge

The White House is widely perceived by critics to be running roughshod over agency scientists and lawyers on policy.

April 14, 2008 Leave a comment

Office of Management and Budget to issue guidance on purchase card requirements

Memo follows report exposing widespread abuse across agencies.

April 14, 2008 Leave a comment

OMB to agencies: Don't bother submitting 2010 budget requests

Bush administration will leave the task of preparing a full fiscal 2010 budget to the next president's team.

April 11, 2008 Leave a comment

House committee votes again to prohibit private tax debt collection

Ways and Means renews its commitment to ending IRS program; hopes for more Senate support.

April 11, 2008 Leave a comment

Panel doesn't expect letup in air traffic congestion

Recent report calls for capping the number of flights out of New York, more steps to ease delays.

April 10, 2008 Leave a comment

GAO: Military gear for sale on Web poses security risk

Agents found parts for body armor, F-14 components and other military items for sale on eBay and other Web commerce sites.

April 10, 2008 Leave a comment

Senate chairman probes contractor’s erroneous classification as disadvantaged business

Small Business Committee Democrat John Kerry fires off letters to State, Defense and SBA.

April 10, 2008 Leave a comment