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  1. Rep. Darrell Issa supported a change to the TSP. TIM SLOAN / AFP/Getty Images

    House passes bills to change TSP default fund, extend whistleblower protections

    Federal workers who do not choose a fund for their Thrift Savings Plan contributions will be placed into a mixture of investments based on age

    • Jul. 15, 2014
  2. Lawmakers hope to get VA reform bill back on track

    Now that the price tag for the Veterans Affairs Department reform bill has been slashed by about $120 billion over three years, lawmakers are hopeful the legislation can move ahead quickly.

    • Jul. 11, 2014
  3. Sen. Jon Tester wants to allow agencies to share information about job apllicants. Allison Shelley / Getty Images

    Bill would allow agencies to share applicant info

    Tester wants to remove legal barriers to information sharing.

    • Jun. 30, 2014
  4. The Supreme Court has limited the president's power to make recess appointments and invalidated more than 100 National Labor Relations Board rulings in the process. Rob Curtis/Staff

    Supreme Court limits presidential recess appointments

    A pro forma Congressional session is all that is required to block such an appointment, court rules.

    • Jun. 26, 2014
  5. Houses passes Defense Department 2015 funding bill

    The Defense Department would receive a $4.1 billion boost from $487 billion to $491 billion under appropriations legislation passed 340 to 73 by the House June 20.

    • Jun. 23, 2014
  6. The late Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo., ordered in his will that his effects be auctioned. MANDEL NGAN / AFP/Getty Images

    Late Rep. Ike Skelton's papers and photographs on sale

    Congressman's estate is auctioning the procurement reform champion's effects, in accordance with his will.

    • Jun. 17, 2014
  7. Sen. Jon Tester said VA's problems stem in part from poor IT management. Mark Wilson / Getty Images

    Senators point to poor IT management as contributor to VA scandal

    Falsified wait lists, for example, were possible because VA was using older systems, lawmaker charges.

    • Jun. 11, 2014
  8. Roger Waldron, the president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, is disappointed in aspects of a rule regarding contractor compensation. File

    Compensation cap could cost contractors

    New cap on executive salary reimbursement is retroactive to 2011, leaving contractors liable for some expenses incurred over the past 18 months.

    • Jun. 3, 2014
  9. Netza Suastegui delivers the mail in Los Angeles, California. Legislation would begin a move away from door-to-door delivery. Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images

    House Committee passes bill to reduce Postal Service door-to-door delivery

    Union head objects to proposal, citing the service's business model.

    • May. 22, 2014
  10. Republican Congressman Tom Cole is co-sponsoring a bill to protect DoD employess from furloughs. Brett Deering / Getty Images

    Lawmakers push furlough protection for DoD employees

    Bipartisan NDAA amendment would shelter 170,000 from unpaid time off.

    • May. 20, 2014
  11. Budget experts: Feds should brace for more continuing resolutions

    Federal employees should expect another continuing resolution as Congress struggles to pass traditional spending bills, according to budget experts.

    • May. 14, 2014
  12. Bill would drop TSP penalty for law enforcement officers, firefighters

    Federal law enforcement officers and firefighters will be able to access retirement funds earlier without penalty, under legislation introduced by a bipartisan pair of lawmakers May 12.

    • May. 12, 2014
  13. Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., unsuccessfully sought a new round of base clsoures. James J. Lee/Staff

    House committee rejects new BRAC round

    Amendment to add base closures withdrawn before vote.

    • May. 8, 2014
  14. Postal legislation stalls in House

    Legislation to reform the Postal Service has suffered another setback.

    • May. 7, 2014
  15. Lawmakers will try again to pass cybersecurity legislation. Mark Wilson / Getty Images

    Congress revives cyber legislation

    Lawmakers will take another stab at enabling information-sharing.

    • May. 2, 2014
  16. Rep. Darrell Issa spearheaded the DATA Act in the House. TIM SLOAN / AFP/Getty Images

    House passes amended DATA act

    Bill to increase transparency heads to President Obama for signature.

    • Apr. 28, 2014
  17. Rep. Blake Farenthold wants feds who defy Congress to suffer consequences. Mike Morones/Federal Times

    Bill would withhold pay from feds held in contempt of Congress

    Any federal employee found in contempt of Congress would not be paid, under legislation introduced April 15 by Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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