Vote came during a meeting to update a list of "most wanted" transportation safety improvements.
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Several companies received contracts even after suspension or debarment, report says.
Our series on the upcoming transition continues this week with tips for career managers on how to get into the minds of new appointees.
Smart but untested, disciplined by low-key, sure of himself but a careful listener, the Illinois Democrat would bring a measure of calm to the Oval Office.
The former Navy pilot thrives on calculated risks, sizes up situations quickly and seems to like pushing the envelope.
Successor to Scott Bloch will need to restore trust, both within OSC and across the federal workforce.
Report pledges to restore credibility to the service after security lapses, increase compliance and develop technical skills of personnel.
Program will begin in county prisons and then expand to city jails.
House Financial Services Committee Chairman suggests 25 percent reduction in military spending.
Obama is steady and measured in his decisions, while McCain follows his gut instincts and thrives on taking risks.