Appropriators cut fiscal 2010 funding by the amount they thought the bureau would have left over from fiscal 2009, but officials already had committed the extra funds to a media campaign.
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Panelists agree that improving the size, competency of acquisition workforce is the right place to start.
Proposed office would establish federal policy on international insurance matters and advise the Treasury chief on major domestic and international issues.
One staffer says the administration "has been forthcoming" about Gerald Walpin's departure.
GOP lawmakers criticize Democrats for decreasing missile defense funding over fiscal 2009.
Case appears to be an example of individual senators with specific, local concerns using their power to hold up a nominee.
Move shows administration is learning from the mistakes of its predecessors, one observer says.
President tells lawmakers he lost confidence in Gerald Walpin; the White House is not providing further details.
Mississippi Democrat wants to take government costs out of the $460 million ceiling.
Report says agencies could lose contractors’ valuable skills if conversion is not managed properly.