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Senate Panel OKs Government Reorganization Measure

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee passed on Wednesday a bill that would authorize the White House to implement a government reorganization plan, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) sponsored the Reforming Government Act of 2018 that would allow Congress to clear reorganization proposals through a simple majority of 51 votes to accelerate passage of such plans.

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Report: Sen. Heidi Heitkamp Seeks Independent Agency for Federal Inspectors General

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., has proposed the establishment of a single agency for the federal government’s inspectors general, Federal News Radio reported. Heitkamp said an independent IG agency would give investigative officials more freedom to perform agency audits and should function as an extension of the Government Accountability Office and Congress. Her proposal …

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2 Senators Ask GAO to Review Federal Hiring Freeze Implementation

Sens. Gary Peters (D-Michigan) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota) have called on the Government Accountability Office to examine the implementation of a presidential memorandum that imposed a hiring freeze on federal civilian employees. Both senators told GAO Comptroller General Gene Dodaro in a joint letter published Tuesday the hiring freeze could increase government spending and have …

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Senate Bill Aims for Federal Program Mgmt Reform

A bill introduced by Sens. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) seeks to help federal agencies emulate project management strategies that have worked in the private sector. Ernst said Thursday the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act of 2015 aims “to correct widespread deficiencies, lax oversight and unnecessary cost …

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Byron Todd Jones Confirmed as ATF Director

Byron Todd Jones has received Senate confirmation to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which has not had a permanent director in seven years, USA Today reported Wednesday. Deirdre Shesgreen writes Jones, who has temporarily held the post since 2011 and won a vote of 53-42 upon …

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