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School Is Over for the Summer. So Is the Era of Majority White U.S. Public Schools.

July 1, 2014 The 2013-14 school year has drawn to a close in most U.S. school districts, and with it the final period in which white students composed a majority of the nation's K-12 public school population. When schools reopen in August and September, black, Latino, Asian, and Native American students will together ...

Deficit Reduction Among Top Priorities for Political Insiders

February 8, 2013 On a National Journal poll of political insiders, deficit reduction ranked among the top priorities for Democrats, tying with tax reform in popularity. Republicans rated it as even more pressing. What two issues should be the top priorities for your party this year? DEMOCRATS (107 VOTES) Deficit reduction: 21% Energy: ...

Disaster aid offsets still popular among congressional Republicans

September 15, 2011 From Hurricane Irene-related flooding on the Eastern Seaboard to the devastating wildfires in Texas, natural disasters have loomed large in the public consciousness in recent weeks. In this week's National Journal Congressional Insiders Poll, Republican Congressional Insiders are maintaining a nearly united front in demanding that any disaster relief funds ...

Congressional insiders back boosting employee retirement contributions

May 26, 2011 Under pressure to cut the deficit, a huge majority of Republican Members of Congress and a fair share of Democrats are prepared to ask federal employees to increase their contributions to their own pensions, according to the latest National Journal Congressional Insiders Poll. When asked the question, "Should federal employees ...

First-term House Dems win earmarks while dueling over mantle of reform

February 14, 2008 Congressional Republicans trying to reclaim the mantle of fiscal responsibility and their majority in the House will have to contend with a Democratic freshman class loath to share its signature issue: earmark reform. Last week, the National Republican Congressional Committee blasted those freshmen Democrats who voted to defeat a GOP ...

The Money Trail

May 1, 2006 A year after returning from Iraq, a young veteran takes a second look at rebuilding. A year after returning from Fallujah, Todd Bowers is energized by the conviction that his six-member team, part of the Marine Corps 4th Civil Affairs Group, managed its reconstruction money better than most. "For every ...

Joseph A. Neurauter

September 15, 2005 Housing and Urban Development Joseph A. Neurauter Chief Procurement Officer Joseph A. Neurauter cuts a somewhat unusual figure for a chief procurement officer. He isn't a former accountant, or a business executive or even a consultant. He didn't navigate Washington's political machinery before arriving at the Housing and Urban Development ...

Catherine Tyrell

September 15, 2005 Health and Human Services Catherine Tyrell Chief Acquisition Officer In May, Clay Johnson, deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, gave the government's chief acquisition officers an Oct. 1 deadline: Use strategic sourcing to identify three contracting areas where products could be purchased more cheaply and more efficiently. ...

Sandra Pack

September 15, 2005 Treasury Sandra Pack Assistant Secretary for Management, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Acquisition Officer After a delayed start, Sandra Pack became the Treasury Department's chief financial officer and assistant secretary for management, a position filled by acting personnel since the departure of Teresa Ressel in January 2004. She also is the ...

No agency left behind in hurricane relief effort

September 9, 2005 More than 60,000 federal government employees have been engaged in relief and recovery efforts in and along the Gulf Coast in the wake of Katrina, and agencies ranging from the Minerals Management Service to the Federal Communications Commission have roles to play. Here's a rundown of who's doing what. Cabinet ...