Tag Archives: House

House to Consider Revised Cyber Information Sharing Bill

The House is set to consider a cybersecurity bill at the end of April allowing the government and private sector organizations to share potential threat information, Reuters reports. In a news conference Tuesday, Mike Rogers (R- Mich.) and C.A. ‘Dutch’ Ruppersberger (D- Md.) indicated they aim to expand the pilot …

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House Approves Budget Plan, Fed Pay Freeze included

In a 228 to 191 vote on Thursday, the House approved the Republican-backed $3.5 trillion fiscal year 2013 budget plan, Government Executive reports. Provisions under the plan include extending the federal pay freeze of civilian workers and reducing the government’s workforce by 10 percent through 2015. If passed, federal employees …

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Lawmaker Calls for Contract Spending Review

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) called for a review of contractor expenses within the government workplace at a subcommittee hearing Wednesday. She said service contract spending has increased 44 percent from $181 billion into $324 billion throughout the last 10 years. Spending for federal employees has also increased 34 percent from …

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Contracting, Federal Workforce Hearings On Tap This Week

Lawmakers have a busy week ahead with mutliple hearings scheduled relating to the federal workforce and agencies’ use of contractors, the Washington Post reports. The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs subcommittee on contracting oversight is set to hold a hearing Thursday that will discuss the use of contractors by …

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House Votes to End Medicare Cost Panel

Lawmakers approved legislation Thursday that would abolish a panel set up to control Medicare costs, according Reuters. The House voted 223-181 to end the Independent Payment Advisory Board, established under the 2010 healthcare reform law. Seven Democrats joined the Republican majority in voting down the panel. Most Democrats voted to …

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House Nearing Transportation Bill Decision Deadline

The Senate approved a $109 billion transportation bill Wednesday to subsidize road and transit projects and potentially create 2.8 million jobs within the next two years, The Hill reports. The 74-22 approval culminates five weeks worth of debate regarding amendments necessary for the bill. The House has two-and-a-half weeks to …

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New House Website Features Legislation in Progess

In an effort to increase transparency, the Committee on House Administration launched a public portal Tuesday to act as a central hub for House documents, according to The Hill newspaper. All legislation in consideration by the House as well as committee statements will be located on the new site, docs.house.gov. …

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Congress Extends Payroll Tax Cut

The payroll tax cut will continue for at least two more months as Congress approved a temporary extension of the cut Friday, Reuters reported. Both the House and the Senate unanimously agreed to the measure by quick voice votes, according to C-SPAN. The payroll tax will remain at at 4.2 …

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