Tag Archives: Tom Carper

GSA’s Dan Tangherlini Draws Bipartisan Support at Confirmation Hearing

Dan Tangherlini, acting chief of the General Services Administration, received bipartisan praise during a Senate panel hearing Tuesday for his nomination as the agency’s permanent administrator, the Washington Business Journal reported Tuesday. Daniel Sernovitz writes the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will vote June 24 on Tangherlini’s confirmation. …

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Tom Carper: WH Exec Cyber Order Coming After State Of The Union

In an interview with The Hill newspaper, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) said he expects President Barack Obama to issue a cybersecurity executive order after the State of the Union address. Carper, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, told the newspaper he wants to hold a joint hearing with …

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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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Bipartisan Senate Plan Lets Postal Service Use Fund Surplus

The Postal Service has requested help from Congress many times to assist the independent agency tackle its steep financial crisis. A bill introduced Wednesday by Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Scott Brown (R-Mass.) would give the agency access to a retirement fund surplus to …

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Observers Say Progress Made on Postal Service Rescue

Observers of the Postal Service and Congress believe Democrats and Republicans are treating the agency’s financial crisis with a sense of urgency and are headed toward a compromise, according to a report by The Hill. A Republican bill is advancing through the House while the Senate has a bipartisan group …

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Congress Looking to Save Postal Service as Payments Come Due

Congress passed a continuing resolution Monday that extended a deadline to Nov. 18 for the Postal Service to pay $5.5 billion to the Treasury Department. The resolution comes as the cash-stricken agency’s debts threaten its operations. It is expected to announce record losses when its fiscal year ends Friday and expects …

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Lawmakers Question Govt. Leasing Costs

The amount of space the federal government leases should be reduced, but the current lease-scoring system hinders such efforts, a Government Accountability Office report says. The Washington Business Journal reports a Senate subcommittee met Thursday to discuss the findings with GAO officials. The 1990 Budget Enforcement Act requires agencies to …

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