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House Averts Shutdown, Passes Temporary Funding Bill

The House approved a temporary funding bill Thursday to keep the federal government running through next Tuesday. The bill passed by a unanimous vote, allowing House lawmakers more time to vote on another measure approved by the Senate, extending government funding through Nov. 18. Earlier in the week, Republicans and …

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Solyndra Execs Stay Silent in Front of House Panel

Executives from a failed solar power company that received large loans from the federal government remained silent before a House panel investigating the company. Solyndra CEO Brian Harrison and chief financial officer Bill Stover appeared before the House Energy Committee Friday, but lawyers advised both men to invoke their Fifth …

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White House Will Directly Accept Petitions Online

Citizens will soon be able to submit online petitions directly to the White House website, it was announced Thursday. Macon Phillips, White House Director of Digital Strategy, said citizens can be informed via e-mail when the site, “We the People,” goes live. Individuals will be able to create or sign …

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Spare Feds From Budget Cuts, Federal Employees Union Says

Federal workers should be spared from cuts to salary, benefits and workforce sizes, a major federal employees union said Friday. The American Federation of Government Employees, the largest union representing federal workers, sent a letter to Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), co-chair of the Congressional super-committee charged proposing ways to reduce …

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Ahead of Irene, DHS & FEMA Call Local Leaders

Hurricane Irene is putting the east coast on notice this weekend and putting the federal government on overdrive in its preparations. The federal government made one step in its preparations Thursday by convening a call with governors in seven states along the Atlantic coast, plus five mayors. Homeland Security Secretary …

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Lawmakers Question Govt. Leasing Costs

The amount of space the federal government leases should be reduced, but the current lease-scoring system hinders such efforts, a Government Accountability Office report says. The Washington Business Journal reports a Senate subcommittee met Thursday to discuss the findings with GAO officials. The 1990 Budget Enforcement Act requires agencies to …

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