Measure encourages maximum competition and limits length of non-competitive contracts awarded under exceptional circumstances.
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Large numbers of House member retirements concentrated in one party would be telling.
In the past when lawmakers have failed to act fast enough, Treasury has been forced to borrow from government retirement funds.
Winners aren’t guaranteed work; agencies can still shop around among the awardees or look outside the list of pre-selected vendors.
Democratic control of Congress and ensuing legislative resistance partly to blame for lack of progress, OMB says.
Measure exceeds Bush’s request by $2.3 billion, and did not pass by enough votes to sustain a veto.
National Transportation Safety Board unsure second controller would have prevented crash of Comair Flight 5191.
Demands could cause jump in spending, requiring care to avoid waste and abuse, congressional staff member says.
Chamber approves spending bill amendment that would repeal the agency’s exemption from governmentwide regulations.
Press official says lawmakers put the attorney general in an impossible situation by asking questions about a classified program.