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House will return to a packed agenda

The House has passed all 12 appropriations bills, but the Senate is unlikely to do so before Sept. 30, meaning a stopgap measure probably will be necessary.

Spending bills are filling the Senate's fall calendar

Majority leader says he hopes to finish four of eight remaining appropriations bills before the start of the new fiscal year on Oct. 1.

Immigration enforcement agency to overhaul detention system

Reforms will be aimed at improving conditions and strengthening oversight.

From Nextgov.com: GSA's new chief acquisition officer to wear multiple hats

Some IT industry executives question Michael Robertson's lack of procurement experience, but agency officials say he was hired to be an innovator.

Contracting panel calls Defense oversight agencies’ relationship ‘dysfunctional’

Commissioners say poor contractor business systems slip through the cracks because the two agencies aren’t operating cohesively.

Judiciary Committee chairman faults administration on refugees

The Homeland Security Department has been unable to provide permanent residence status to more than 7,000 eligible refugees and asylum seekers, says Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.

Obama: Border bill is on table for 2010

President says voting on an immigration bill next year may be possible, but predicts a bruising battle.

Panel Co-Chairman Christopher Shays

Panel to probe contractor business systems, rules on subcontracting

Wartime contracting commission will hold hearings on issues that emerged preparing an interim report.

IG questions Energy technology transfer program

Illinois lab’s award of exclusive license for chemical monitoring system appeared to favor subcontractor.

Lawmakers gain prominence with federal employee issues

Massachusetts, Maryland and Virginia Democrats are taking on telework, pay reform and a host of other challenges.