Chuck Conner says that as deputy secretary, he was already involved in decision-making and discussions over the farm bill.
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Processing delays likely to continue as long as the nation is at war, says Jim Nicholson.
Administration rated 48 new programs in this round of evaluations, with 77 percent found to be at least adequate.
Recent polls show Hillary Clinton as the clear front-runner in the Democratic presidential race; the Republican favorite is less clear.
Industry groups are opposed to language limiting the use of time-and-materials contracts and allowing protests on task orders.
Officials acknowledge there's still room for improvement.
Subcommittee passes language aimed at ensuring allegations of discrimination based on sexual orientation are pursued.
Despite $23 billion difference over appropriations, Jim Nussle says there is still time to avoid a train wreck.
Bill would require agencies protecting federal workplace rights to report more often to Congress and to give complainants more information on their cases.
Michael Mukasey, an 18-year veteran of a U.S. district court in New York, has a conservative reputation on national security matters, law professor says.