The October 2013 government shutdown lasted only 16 days, but its impact was felt months afterward in government operations, according to a GAO report that looked at activities at the departments of Health and Human Services, Transportation Energy.
US Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D – Oregon) has insisted that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) should implement the recommendations of a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on independent retirement accounts (IRAs) with very large account balances, also known as “mega IRAs.”
Michele Flournoy, the leading contender to become the next secretary of Defense, is a well-respected former Pentagon official who is not well-known outside military circles.
The Department of Veterans Affairs says it has fired Sharon Helman, the head of the scandal-plagued Phoenix hospital system.
For a federal agency that few Americans have ever heard of and almost none will ever use, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) sure can gin up some controversy.
Controversy over inflated Obamacare enrollment numbers has renewed demands for the administration to be far more open about sign-up data and other crucial aspects of the health care law.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is reportedly stepping down due to pressure from the Obama administration, according to news reports Monday.
The author says that Republicans have won Congress but not the public’s trust and that earning that trust will require them to prove that they put the public interest ahead of their own. One bill mentioned in this regard involves expelling congressional employees from the Federal Employees Health Benefits program.