The Republican-controlled Senate voted 52-46 along party lines early Friday morning to advance the first Republican budget in nearly a decade.
A bipartisan group of House lawmakers wants to give Congress more power to help select the director of the Secret Service by requiring any nominee for the post to be confirmed by the Senate.
The former state director of the Bureau of Land Management’s Eastern States Region, which is responsible for management of public lands and resources under the BLM in 31 States east of and bordering the Mississippi River, was convicted of fraud and theft by a federal jury in Great Falls on Wednesday.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday he won’t fire his deputy despite a scathing internal report that found Alejandro Mayorkas helped several high-profile Democrats get better treatment from an immigration agency.
Rep. Tom Rice caused a stir in early March when he called for linking salaries of federal employees to the country’s economic growth rate. The author says that this is a bad idea.
Inflation-adjusted federal tax revenues hit a record $1,185,613,000,000 in the first five months of fiscal 2015, but the federal government still ran a $386,537,000,000 deficit during that time, according to the latest Monthly Treasury Statement.
With scrutiny at the Secret Service mounting, the normally tight-lipped agency is now consumed by an intense, high-level guessing game over who was motivated to leak information to the Washington Post’s Carol Leonnig, who first reported many of these allegations.
One Congressman argues that official time has gotten out of control, and he’s pushing new legislation to change it.