Tag Archives: Senate

Federal Funding Bill Approved, Focus Turns to Supercommittee

Congress avoided the drama of earlier disputes on the federal budget by passing a continuing resolution Thursday to ensure the federal government remains open through mid-December. President Obama signed the legislation Friday, as reported by Reuters, which keeps the government operating through Dec. 16. The House approved the Consolidated and …

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OFPP Admin Says Fed Contractor Work Bill Promotes Insourcing

A recent bill that would limit contractors’ from completing work that is considered an inherently governmental job “sweeps away sensible and thoughtful,” Office of Federal Procurement Policy Administrator Dan Gordon said to Federal Computer Week. The bill that Gordon, senators and White House officials seem to be disagreeing on is …

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Senate to Take Up Cybersecurity Bill in 2012

Debate in the Senate over cybersecurity legislation will begin in early 2012, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said late Wednesday.. In a letter to Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Reid said the Cybersecurity and Internet Freedom Act will be brought to the floor during the Senate’s first work week …

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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, White House Disagree on Work Contractors Can, Cannot Do

Guidance issued in October from the Office of Federal Procurement Policy was intended to clarify and outline “inherently governmental” work set aside for federal employees. A Senate appropriations bill contains a provision that would put that policy into law, according to a report from Federal Computer Week. Contractors would not …

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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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Senate Narrowly Votes to Keep Net Neutrality in Place

Net neutrality regulations, designed to prevent Internet service providers from prioritizing traffic, will remain on the books for the time being. By a narrow 52-46 vote, the Senate overturned a largely-Republican sponsored “resolution of disapproval” of the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules. The vote was symbolic, according to a …

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