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Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray are only a few billion dollars in budgetary savings away from a deal that would set spending levels and blunt the impact of across-the-board spending cuts for the next two years, according to sources close to the negotiations.
The House’s chief administrative officer is urging the Office of Personnel Management to take “immediate steps” to ensure lawmakers and aides can get enrolled under Obamacare despite the myriad glitches they’ve endured as they’ve tried to sign up.
Representatives Gerry Connolly and Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrats, said today that they will oppose a budget deal that makes “unfair and indiscriminate cuts to federal employee pay or retirement benefits.”
The National Security Agency is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world, according to top-secret documents and interviews with U.S. intelligence officials, enabling the agency to track the movements of individuals – and map their relationships – in ways that would have been previously unimaginable.
Several readers have asked if they will have a COLA applied to their retirement annuity and to Social Security. Readers have also asked about the Government Pension Offset and Windfall Elimination Provision. This information may be helpful in understanding these complex topics.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday announced he’s trimming the Pentagon headquarters’ budget by 20%, starting in 2014. It will result in jobs cuts and reduction in contracts with private companies.
Democratic Sen. Patty Murray and Republican Rep. Paul Ryan met Wednesday as they try to hash out a multi-year budget deal, but no agreement was reached during the one-on-one session in the Capitol, according to multiple sources familiar with the talks.
With a wave of government retirements opening the way for a new generation of federal employees, Hispanic Americans, the nation’s fastest-growing minority group, remain chronically underrepresented in the government. And Hispanics say in large part that they are hamstrung because they lack the kind of contacts and networks that have helped African Americans secure federal jobs.
Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, one of Obamacare’s architects and staunchest supporters, is also the only top congressional leader to exempt some of his staff from having to buy insurance through the law’s new exchanges.