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GOP unveils House version of stalled spending bill

White House urges another short-term funding extension to allow negotiators to work out differences on appropriations and payroll tax measures.

Senate leaders hopeful spending deal can be worked out

Tax and spending issues still dog lawmakers as deadline to prevent much of government from shutting down looms.

GOP move could break spending logjam

Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky., is said to be reopening the pending nine-bill spending package and rewriting language that sought to reinstate the Bush-era travel ban to Cuba.

Oracle manager fired after criticizing USAjobs

Adam Davidson lost his job for comments made to The Washington Post .

White House publishes shutdown plans

As many as 600,000 employees could be furloughed if lawmakers do not extend funding past Friday, according to one estimate.

Congress now shooting for weekend wrap-up

If lawmakers' optimism proves founded, then they will avoid a partial government shutdown for the third time this year.

Proposal aims to offset costs of sequestration through staff reductions

Bill would downsize the federal workforce by 10 percent and use the savings to counteract one year of defense and nondefense spending cuts.

Embattled nuclear agency chairman verbally abused female employees, colleague says

'Of all the issues of leadership before us, I have found this the most troubling," Commissioner William Magwood says in testimony about Gregory Jaczko.