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Senate aims to avoid catch-all spending bill

Republicans would relish omnibus measure as evidence the Democrats have gone back on their pledge of open government.

Report says Defense weighed audit findings on questioned payments

GAO work appears to counter claims that a settlement on disputed contract charges ignored the auditors.

Busy Intersection

In as many as four states, candidates may have to choose between running for the Senate and angling for a spot on their party's national ticket.

Report finds gaps in compliance with financial management law

About 70 percent of agencies are failing to meet at least one requirement, auditors say.

Proenza is currently on leave, slated for assignment to a training job.

Lawmakers back ousted hurricane center chief

Two Democrats seek to reinstate Bill Proenza to the position he held before being forced out as the nation's chief hurricane forecaster.

Watchdog gives mixed report on FBI case management project

Gaps in guidance and oversight could result in slower-than-anticipated progress on modernization, GAO says.

Bill authorizing Army Corps water projects hits roadblock

Senator opposes conference report, arguing it doesn’t do enough to change how projects are reviewed and approved.

With much acrimony, House moves on Agriculture measure

Republicans upset there wasn’t more room for debate; partisan atmosphere threatens to spread into other work on spending bills.

Panel hears estimates, pleas for long-term Gulf Coast aid

Some lawmakers question whether federal officials are leaning on states hard enough to curb potential waste, fraud or abuse in recovery programs.

House committee votes to give IGs fixed terms

Bill is aimed at better protecting the watchdogs from retaliation for unfavorable audits.