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The Internal Revenue Service is about to pay $70 million in employee bonuses despite an Obama administration directive to cancel discretionary bonuses because of automatic spending cuts enacted this year, according to a GOP senator.
Congress may let student loan interest rates double July 1, but some federal workers and congressional staff likely are protected from the impact by a taxpayer-funded benefit that provided more than $20 million last year for them to pay down their college debts.
Government officials have missed several deadlines in setting up new health-insurance exchanges for small businesses and consumers-a key part of the federal health overhaul-and there is a risk they won’t be ready to open on time in October, Congress’s watchdog arm said.
Congress has approved a plan to avoid furloughs for U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees during fiscal 2013, according to a Wednesday statement from Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
“An uncounted and unaccountable shadow workforce.” That’s how the national president of a government employees’ union described federal contractors in congressional testimony that also slammed a proposal to establish a private sector commission that would make suggestions to improve government operations.
Lawyers in federal agencies contributed more to Barack Obama than Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election, a pattern that mirrored giving at every federal agency, a review of Federal Election Commission records by a Pepperdine University law professor reveals.
David Drummond, Google’s chief legal officer, on Wednesday beat back against allegations that the search company is “in cahoots with the NSA” and has allowed the spy agency to tap into its servers for user data.
In order to solicit broad stakeholder input on the Postal Reform Act of 2013 prior to introduction, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa is posting a discussion draft of new legislation and soliciting feedback.
Two top officials at the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service (DS) — the federal law enforcement agency that protects American diplomats and investigates allegations of criminal misconduct by State Department employees — gave sworn testimony earlier this year that appears to be evasive at best, and untrue at worst
A Democratic congressman has released the full transcript of congressional investigators’ interview with an Internal Revenue Service manager and self-described conservative Republican who said the close scrutiny of tea party groups’ tax forms originated in his Cincinnati IRS office, not in Washington.
Political appointees at the Defense Department, the CIA and the White House brushed aside concerns from career officials about helping two Hollywood filmmakers research their 2012 movie about the top-secret Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden, according to a report from the Pentagon’s inspector general.