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House Lawmakers Call for Contractor Back Pay in Appropriations Bill

A group of House lawmakers called on the House Appropriations Committee to include a provision to compensate federal contractor workers for their lost wages in upcoming funding measures as the result of a 35-day partial government shutdown. The lawmakers sent a letter Thursday to Committee Chairman Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) and Ranking Member Kay Granger (R-Texas) citing the financial impact of the shutdown on employees of federal contractors.

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Rep Elijah Cummings to Probe ‘Waste, Fraud and Abuse’ in Trump Administration

Rep. Elijah Cummings, who is expected to become the next chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has vowed to “shine a light on waste, fraud and abuse” in the current administration, Federal News Network reported Wednesday. Cummings, in a statement issued following his reelection as representative of Maryland’s 7th district, expressed his intention to “probe senior administration officials across the government who have abused their positions of power and wasted taxpayer money.”

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Report: House Democrats Use DoD Study to Question Trump’s FY 2018 Budget Request

House Democratic lawmakers have cited a Defense Department-backed study to question President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal 2018 that would increase defense spending by $54 billion, Defense News reported Tuesday. Lawmakers who attended the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing Tuesday discussed the Defense Business Board study, which claimed that …

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Full House Approves Bill Aimed to Strengthen GAO

By a 408-0 vote Monday night, the House approved legislation intended to give the Government Accountability Office more access to sensitive information in federal agencies and the ability to make copies of records. The GAO Improvement Act would also allow GAO to place witnesses under oath for some investigations, GovExec …

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