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More aggressive tax collections pushed as deficit reduction tool

November 7, 2006 Not so long ago, the Internal Revenue Service was the public's pariah nonpareil. But today, the IRS seems to be enjoying image rehabilitation in political circles. Its comeback, like its earlier vilification, may have more to do with the needs of politicians than the reality on the ground at the...

Lack of funding for statistics agencies could hurt economy

October 25, 2002 Given the scale of the budgetary chaos in Congress, the plight of the federal government's statistical agencies naturally hasn't captured many headlines. Economists inside and outside the government, however, say that Congress's likely failure to approve additional funds for a cluster of Commerce Department data-gathering agencies could cause slow but...

Treasury Department

June 28, 2001 Established: 1789 Address: 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20220 Phone: 202-622-2000 2001 Budget:: $389.8 billion Employment:: 144,019 Web Site: www.ustreas.gov Functions: The Treasury Department is charged with advising the President on fiscal policy, acting as fiscal agent for the federal government, and performing certain law enforcement tasks through the...

The overseer of financial markets

March 5, 2001 Undersecretary of Treasury for Domestic Finance Famed for the dazzling gold blossoms they can sometimes produce, financial markets are nevertheless fragile plants. They can wilt on a whiff of public pessimism, or suddenly succumb to a hidden tangle in their roots. Treasury Secretaries are supposed to help keep these hothouse...

Labor Secretary tries to strike a balance

February 14, 2001 Elaine L. Chao is such a shrewd choice for the Labor Secretary's slot, you have to wonder why George W. Bush didn't pick her the first time. If it's diversity you want, Chao, 47, who emigrated from Taiwan at age 8, would be the first Asian-American woman in the Cabinet....

Labor to Clinton: No Thanks

May 6, 1997 jkosterl@njdc.com Whatever happened to thank-you notes? President Clinton took Gerald W. McEntee out for a spin on Air Force One, invited McEntee and his wife to a White House state dinner, and recently appointed McEntee, the president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), to a...

Labor Ally Swats White House

April 25, 1997 jkosterl@njdc.com A powerful labor ally of the Clinton administration Thursday harshly criticized the president's unfolding second-term positions. "We're concerned with the direction of the president and the administration in a number of areas," Gerald McEntee, president of the 1.3 million-member American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, told reporters...

Striking Out

March 31, 1997 The great Detroit newspaper strike may be over, but the hard feelings are not, and neither are the legal battles. After 19 bitter months on the picket line, the 2,000-plus workers who were striking against the Detroit News and Detroit Free Press offered in mid-February to go back to work....

Fiscal and Economic Policy: Making Ends Meet Won't Be Easy

November 16, 1996 TREASURY DEPARTMENT aving ridden into his second term in large part on the strength of the national economy, Clinton was hardly likely to dump Secretary Rubin. Rubin, the low-key former investment banker who was, early in the President's first term, head of the NEC, has won points for keeping the...

Agriculture, Business And Financial Affairs: Potential GOP Targets

November 16, 1996 AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT griculture Secretary Glickman has his job as long as he wants it. Just under two years in the post, Glickman, a former Democratic House Member from Kansas, has put down deep roots. Unlike his boss in the Oval Office, he's extremely popular in the Farmbelt. Glickman has already...

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