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Senate minority leader will back earmark ban

Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says he will take his own advice and listen to the American people.

Bureau of Prisons employee wins cost-cutting contest

Federal workers will have to opt-in to receive the Federal Register in paper form.

Senate majority leader goes easy on deficit-cutting plan

Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., has been more muted in his criticism of the proposal than other Democrats, saying it provides a good starting point for discussions.

Republicans divided on defense cuts

Fissure opens between GOP lawmakers who say spending on the military is necessary to recover from a decade of war, and fiscal hawks focused on reducing the deficit.


Postal Service to manage losses with more workforce cuts

Agency ended fiscal 2010 $8.5 billion in the red, despite deep reductions in personnel and hours.

Senator refuses to relinquish hold on OMB nominee

Jacob Lew remains in limbo as the Obama administration gets to work on the fiscal 2012 budget.

Bidding begins for top Democratic spot on House oversight panel

Towns moves to keep the position, vowing he will “form a bulwark against any politically motivated investigations” by Republicans.

Senate battle over earmark moratorium heats up

Aides call the GOP vote on the ban next week a toss-up.

Gen. Donald Hoffman, commander of the Air Force Materiel Command, pledges to keep small firms in mind.

Air Force ramps up new strategic sourcing office

Unit is expected to save $2.3 billion over five years by buying common goods and services in bulk.

Likely House majority leader calls for hiring freeze

Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., says move could save $35 billion.