Tag Archives: House

Issa, Cummings Propose New FOIA Compliance Bill

The top two lawmakers on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee have proposed new legislation that would require the government build a single portal for handling Freedom of Information Act requests. Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) would also require agencies to post online documents that are …

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House Approves Govt Funding Extension, Aimed To Avoid Shutdown

The House voted 267-151 Wednesday to approve a short-term funding measure that would avoid a possible March 27 government shutdown, Bloomberg reports. The Senate will consider its own measure next week to continue funding the government through September, Roxana Tiron and James Rowley report. According to Bloomberg, the House approved a …

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House Oversight Panel: Many IG Recommendations Not Implemented

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will release a report Tuesday outlining how many agencies are not implementing recommendations from inspectors general on potential savings, the Washington Post reports. Eric Yoder writes the committee’s staff report found 17,000 recommendations that are still pending and estimates they could help save …

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Report: White House-Congress Sequestration Summit Set For Friday

President Obama and congressional leaders will meet Friday at the White House to discuss potential avenues for avoiding automatic across-the-board budget cuts under sequestration, ABC News reports. The top four Republican and Democratic leaders of the House and Senate will head to the White House on the same day the …

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Boehner Wants Senate To Act First On Sequestration

The Senate should act first on replacing the more than $85 billion in automatic cuts set to kick in March 1 with a different legislation package, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Wednesday. According to The Hill newspaper, Boehner made the remarks following a closed-door meeting of his conference. He …

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Mike Rogers Wants To Bring Back Cyber Sharing Bill

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) wants to re-introduce cybersecurity legislation as soon as this week that originally passed through the House last spring, he told CBS News Sunday. Rogers told “Face the Nation” he and Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) Rogers plan to re-introduce the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and …

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Tom Davis Advocating for New Contractor Payment Model

Congress should form a new procurement model that pays contractors only when they achieve defined business results, former Virginia Rep. Tom Davis told a House committee Tuesday. The Washington Business Journal reports Davis, director at Deloitte & Touche, said the performance-based model would pay contractors if they delivered cost savings …

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House OKs 4-Month Debt Ceiling Deal

The House voted Wednesday to approve the increase of the federal debt ceiling in an attempt to avoid the previous standoff over the government’s borrowing limit in summer 2011, Reuters reports. David Lawder writes the chamber approved the measure 285-144, with 33 Republicans and 111 Democrats voting against it. According …

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Rep. Mike McCaul to Discuss DHS Congress Oversight With Panel Leaders

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mike McCaul (R-Texas) is not planning to consolidate the chamber’s number of panels overseeing the Department of Homeland Security, The Hill newspaper reports. McCaul told reporter Jordy Yager he plans to discuss jurisdictional issues with other committee chairman in an attempt to avoid overlap. Yager …

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Obama Signs Defense Bill

President Barack Obama signed into law Wednesday the fiscal year 2013 defense authorization bill, which allocates $633 billion in spending, The Hill newspaper reports. Jeremy Herb and Alicia Cohn write the bill include portions Obama objected to, including a block on funds for the Medium Extended Air Defense System and …

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