Agency chief to announce reforms to make billing more efficient; lawmaker seeks better vetting of companies.
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Measure would allow State Department to rehire retirees to help with influx of applications.
Committee votes by narrow margin to strike language that would have withheld funding for the vice president’s office pending compliance with executive order.
Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., chides Office of Special Counsel chief Scott Bloch for offering commentary on work issues using a personal account.
Appropriators went beyond President Bush’s request but still fell short of the sum needed to make a dent in backlog of cases, group says.
Measures overshoot President Bush's spending targets for fiscal 2008 by $16 billion, which will surely result in a veto fight.
Linda Combs helped update inventory of excess property, guided agencies in reducing payment errors.
Bills to fund the Treasury, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Labor, and Health and Human Services departments start making their way through Senate.
A group of lawmakers, led by Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., says the move would hurt small companies and hamper disaster recovery efforts.
Lack of authority to oversee attorneys could impede ethics investigations, IG tells lawmakers.