House OKs Federal Energy Usage Reduction Bill

The House has passed a bill that will require federal agencies to conserve energy usage for data center operations, FCW reported Thursday. Adam Mazmanian writes legislators voted 375-36 ...
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Jonathan Woodson, Douglas Robb Update Lawmakers on New Defense Health Agency

Defense Department officials have updated House subcommittee on the progress of the agency’s new healthcare organization, American Forces Press Service reported Friday. Terri ...

House Passes ‘Clean’ Debt Ceiling Extension Bill

The House voted 221-201 Tuesday to approve a bill that would raise the government’s borrowing authority through March 2015 with no additional conditions, the New York Times reported ...

House Approves Budget Deal, Senate to Vote Next Week

The House voted 332-94 Thursday to approve a bipartisan budget deal that sets spending levels for the next two years and avoids the possibility of a government shutdown until October ...
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Tim Kaine: New Budget Deal Offers Certainty to U.S. Armed Forces

Sen. Tim Kaine has expressed hope the U.S. military could keep $20 billion of its budget if a new proposal from the House and Senate budget committees passes into law, Breaking Defense ...

Paul Ryan, Patty Murray: New Budget Deal Cuts Deficit, Replaces Sequestration

House and Senate budget committee leaders have jointly proposed a budget allocating more than $1 trillion in annual discretionary spending for the 2014 and 2015 fiscal years, FierceGovernment ...

Govt to Reopen Thursday as Congress Passes Funding, Debt Deal

Federal government offices will reopen Thursday after being shut down for 16 days as Congress passed a short-term agreement to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling by an ...

Senate Leaders Strike Short-Term Debt Limit, Govt Funding Deal

The top two leaders in the Senate reached an agreement Thursday to fund the government through Jan. 15, 2014 and extend the country’s debt limit to Feb. 7. Bloomberg reports ...

OMB Directs Agencies to Implement Shutdown Plans

The Office of Management and Budget directed federal agencies late Monday night to carry out their plans for shutting down operations as Congress did not pass a continuing resolution ...

Former House Aide: Govt Shutdown Could Hit Workers’ Back Pay

A former congressional aide says there is no guarantee that federal employees will receive back pay if the government shuts down at the end of this month, GovExec reported Tuesday. Kellie ...

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