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US, China Likely to See New Trade Leaders

Both the U.S. and China are likely to choose new senior trade leaders this month, Keith Bradsher reports for the New York Times. Commerce Minister Chen Deming lost his seat during the Communist Party Congress, which ended last Wednesday, meaning he will have to leave his post during the National …

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Treasury Enlisting Intl Partners for Tax Info Sharing Agreement

The Treasury Department is discussing a pact with dozens of other countries where signees would report and share tax information, Reuters reports. Patrick Temple-West writes the Treasury officially listed 47 countries as partners in negotiations, but that nearly 50 countries and territories are in negotiations to govern how local businesses …

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Four in Capitol Hill’s Freshman Class Brings Fed Experience

Four newly-elected lawmakers will bring their bureaucratic experience when they join Congress, Matthew Weigelt writes for Federal Computer Week. Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was the former chairwoman of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program and is known for assembling the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Rep.-elect Tammy …

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Robert Shea: 6-Month Sequestration Delay Could Bring Bargain Deal

Congress will likely delay sequestration cuts for six months, buying time to reach a compromise, a former White House budget director told Federal News Radio. Robert Shea, who was also a member of Republican challenger Mitt Romney’s transition team, told the station the compromise will likely be a bargain instead …

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WH Ready for New Healthcare Law Hearing

The White House is prepared for a new case in the U.S. Supreme Court against the 2010 healthcare law, Jonathan Stempel reports for Reuters. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli said in Wednesday filing the government will not oppose any legal proceeding brought forth by Liberty University against the law’s individual mandate, …

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House Lawmakers Ask OMB for Sequestration, WARN Act Guidance Docs

Three members of the House Education and the Workforce Committee have asked the Office of Management and Budget to provide them with documents and communication related to guidance on how contractors should address the potential of sequestration. A Monday release says Committee Chairman John Kline (R-Minn.), Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) and …

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GAO Finds Problems in Service Contract Inventories

The Office of Management and Budget and Congress could not meaningfully use several service contract lists from agencies to compare obligations among agencies or find spending trends, the Government Accountability Office has found. GovExec reports GAO conducted an audit of the inventories as part of evaluation of the Obama administration’s …

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Lindsey Graham Claims WH Sequestration Reimbursement Plans Illegal

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) believes the White House‘s plans to reimburse severance costs of defense contractors if the companies do not send layoff notices to their employees are illegal, The Hill newspaper reports. According to Jeremy Herb’s story, Graham has advocated for companies issuing the layoff notices to raise public …

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