Tag Archives: House

Transparency, eGov Funds a Big Question Mark

Funding may be a question mark for domains like eGovernment and Gov 2.0, as budget bills threaten to house funds under a merged roof versus having differing sources of funding. According to a recent report on Federal Computer Week, House lawmakers are urging senators to not make this the case with …

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Senate Amends, Then OKs Contractor Withhold Repeal

Congress got one step closer Thursday toward repealing a 3 percent withholding tax on all government contracts as the Senate voted 95-0 to approve the measure. However, businesses will have to wait until at least next week to see the requirement taken off the books. The Senate also included an …

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House Panel to Hold NASA Commercial Crew Hearing Wednesday

The House, Science, Space and Technology Committee will be holding a hearing next Wednesday titled, “NASA’s Commercial Crew Development Program: Accomplishments and Challenges.” The committee has yet to release all the names of the witnesses to testify before the full committee. Witnesses that have been announced to testify during panel …

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Pentagon Lawyer Pushes Congress to Pass Authorization Bill

The Pentagon’s chief legal adviser Jeh Johnson indicated the Defense Department could be looking at legal complications if Congress fails to pass the defense authorization bill for 2012. Congress needs to pass the authorization bill, include legislation or a continuing resolution or else the Pentagon will lack needed authorities to …

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FAA Workers to Receive Back Pay for Summer Furloughs

This summer, Federal Aviation Administration employees were furloughed for nearly two weeks amidst a Congressional gridlock regarding the agency’s funding. Officials are now saying those employees are to receive back pay for the time missed. About 4,000 FAA workers were out of work for 13 days while the House and …

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House Passes Short-Term Bill For FAA, Highway Programs

The House approved a short-term bill Tuesday, extending the Federal Aviation Administration’s operating authority through January and federal highway and transit programs through March. The AP reports the Senate is expected to vote on the measure later this week. House and Senate leaders agreed last week on the 22nd short-term …

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Senate Subpanel Approves Freeze on Pentagon Budget

A Senate subcommittee approved $630 billion for defense spending in fiscal year 2012 Tuesday, freezing the Pentagon’s base budget at $513 billion for a second straight year while seeking nearly $118 billion for U.S. wars abroad. The Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee‘s proposed defense budget is $26 billion less than the …

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Congress Readies Deal for FAA Short-Term Extension

Eager to repeat the partisan fight that resulted in a partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration in July, House and Senate leaders appear nearly ready to pass another short-term extension bill for the agency. The portion of the combined bill extending the FAA’s authority, the 22nd short-term extension since …

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House Page Program Ends after Two Centuries

The famous House Page Program, where teenagers served as paid messengers on Capitol Hill for more than 200 years, is coming to an end. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced the end of the program Monday, citing advanced technology that has reduced the need …

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FAA Shutdown to Go Into September

The House of Representatives has gone into its August recess, which means a partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration will stay in effect into early September. Federal Times reports the House was scheduled to stay in session through Thursday. However, a spokesperson for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) …

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