Government Executive - Oversight from Capitol Hill and the executive branchen-usThu, 26 Mar 2015 14:01:12 -0400Ways and Means Readies a Batch of Bills Targeting IRS Organizations employees showing political bias could be fired.Charles S. ClarkThu, 26 Mar 2015 14:01:12 -0400 Van Scyoc / Shutterstock.comThere's an IRS Investigation That's Bipartisan and Leak-Free Finance Committee's probe of how the tax agency handled conservative groups has stayed below the radar, and that's by design.Fawn Johnson, National JournalThu, 26 Mar 2015 10:17:00 -0400 Senate Finance Committee members, from left, Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev. and Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., ask Jacob Lew questions during a February hearing.J. Scott Applewhite/APPlay of the Day: Ted Cruz Is Now On Obamacare. What Will He Do Next? Parenthood? A gay wedding?Ross GianfortuneThu, 26 Mar 2015 09:53:46 -0400 Halloran / file photoHouse Approves Budget That Cuts Agency Spending and Employee Compensation still working on its own budget resolution.Eric KatzWed, 25 Mar 2015 19:27:55 -0400 of the CapitolBill Allowing Uncle Sam to Fire Federal Tax Cheats Resurfaces House panel advanced the legislation, unpopular with many feds, on Wednesday.Kellie LunneyWed, 25 Mar 2015 14:42:43 -0400 Virbickis / Shutterstock.comModified FOIA Reform Bill Clears House Oversight Panel is preparing a centralized portal to consolidate all requests.Charles S. ClarkWed, 25 Mar 2015 12:43:45 -0400 bill was introduced by former House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings (not pictured). Molly Riley/AP The Tiny Little Budget Provision That Could Destroy the Sequester a year or two anyway.Sarah Mimms, National JournalWed, 25 Mar 2015 09:49:45 -0400 is "an important first step" in overturning the sequester caps, said Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.J. Scott Applewhite/APPlay of the Day: Ted Cruz Wants to Abolish the IRS Texan proposes a flat tax. But who will collect the flat tax revenue?Ross GianfortuneWed, 25 Mar 2015 09:46:05 -0400're going to have to turn this into a warehouse of some sort.Mark Van Scyoc / Shutterstock.comClinton's Rough Road Ahead liberal base and the media will work together to make sure she isn't crowned as the Democratic nominee.Charlie Cook, National JournalTue, 24 Mar 2015 11:00:00 -0400 - On PoliticsClinton speaks at the UN at a conference early in March.lev radin / Shutterstock.comBudget Fight Gives Democrat a Chance to Court Liberal Skeptics House Budget Committee Democrat Rep. Chris Van Hollen has a platform he can use in his Senate primary battle with Donna Edwards.Alex Brown, National JournalTue, 24 Mar 2015 10:05:44 -0400 Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.Brian Witte/APPlay of the Day: Ted Cruz is Officially Running for President Texan is in late-night crosshairs after his Monday announcement.Ross GianfortuneTue, 24 Mar 2015 09:53:01 -0400 Halloran / file photoPlay of the Day: Municipal Violations in Florida Usually Involve Alligators or Meth, Obama's may be buying famous property in Hawaii.Ross GianfortuneMon, 23 Mar 2015 10:19:42 -0400 Budgets Cutting Retirement Benefits Face Rocky Paths in Both Chambers House and Senate want to pass spending blueprints before leaving town for two weeks.Sarah Mimms, National JournalMon, 23 Mar 2015 10:02:12 -0400 over defense spending will put Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (left) and House Speaker John Boehner in a tight spot.J. Scott Applewhite/APSenate Leaves Lynch Nomination Unfinished has adjourned for the weekend and the budget is next up on its agenda.Lauren Fox, National JournalFri, 20 Mar 2015 09:51:34 -0400 general nominee Loretta Lynch testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee in January. J. Scott Applewhite/APIt Could Take Up to 30 Years for Hillary Clinton’s Emails to Reach the National Archives’s a long road from the former secretary’s inbox to the government agency, which doesn’t have the authority to implement record-keeping rules for other agencies.Priscilla Alvarez, National JournalFri, 20 Mar 2015 09:46:51 -0400 National Archives museum is in Washington, D.C.idesygn/Shutterstock.comPlay of the Day: Fitness (And Other) Tracking Devices at the White House's monitoring his fitness, but other White House employees have to wear different monitors.Ross GianfortuneFri, 20 Mar 2015 09:18:09 -0400 GOP's New Budget Plan: Figure It Out Later Budget Committee advanced a spending blueprint Thursday after dropping the amendment that stalled progress the night before.Daniel Newhauser, National JournalThu, 19 Mar 2015 16:11:50 -0400 Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga.Cliff Owen/APPlay of the Day: Dick Cheney in Playboy, President Obama fills out his March Madness bracket.Ross GianfortuneThu, 19 Mar 2015 09:33:59 -0400 H. Teich / Shutterstock.comHouse and Senate GOP Budgets Are Miles Apart budget offers no relief for defense hawks, ignores House’s entitlement reforms.Sarah Mimms, National JournalWed, 18 Mar 2015 15:52:12 -0400 of the CapitolSenate Republicans Go After Federal Retirement Benefits, Too’s budget blueprint calls for $170 billion in savings through the federal workforce to make government employment resemble the private sector.Eric KatzWed, 18 Mar 2015 15:39:47 -0400 Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., led Senate Republicans in releasing their budget blueprint. Susan Walsh/APWhy Congress Should Act Like a Board of Directors nation’s stockholders deserve a budget process that works.Robert M. TobiasWed, 18 Mar 2015 12:15:39 -0400 No Trafficking Bill, No Lynch Vote say they won't bring the attorney general up for confirmation until Democrats relent.Ben Geman, National JournalWed, 18 Mar 2015 10:06:46 -0400 Riley/APPlay of the Day: In This Corner... Mitt Romney? late-night favorite and erstwhile candidate is lacing up the gloves for charity.Ross GianfortuneWed, 18 Mar 2015 10:02:00 -0400 Boehner's GOP Budget Presser Turned Into One About Benghazi House speaker gave a press conference Tuesday morning on the just-released GOP plan, but he quickly turned his attention to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.Nora Kelly, National JournalTue, 17 Mar 2015 16:00:00 -0400 of the Speaker of the HouseGOP Budget: Higher Pension Contributions for Feds, Much Lower Spending for Civilian Agencies suggest familiar cuts to federal employees and agencies to achieve $5.5 trillion in savings.Eric KatzTue, 17 Mar 2015 15:52:14 -0400 Tom Price, R-Ga., and other Republican members of the House Budget Committee release the 2016 plan. Cliff Owen/AP