The Treasury Department and Small Business Administration this week said they would deliver at least some of the data about pandemic stimulus spending. After all, it involves $2 trillion.
Lawmakers are awaiting answers from the Small Business Administration on pandemic spending data requested by the Government Accountability Office.
DoD’s chief management officer has found $11 billion in cost reductions this year, but the office’s continued existence is in doubt.
The Census Bureau postponed field operations and suspended hiring several times during the course of the pandemic. Those delays led the Trump administration to ask Congress to postpone deadlines to submit apportionment and redistricting data.
Congress is in a tug-of-war itself over immigration policies, and the bargaining chip is a $1.2 billion bailout that must come by Aug. 3 or else.
The House Appropriations Committee’s draft spending bill sets aside $6 billion to modernize federal buildings and moves the Department of Homeland Security one step closer to a consolidated campus in the Washington metro area.
The Senate added 62 bipartisan amendments to the bill and will debate six more.
The latest budget proposal from the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government made no mention of a federal pay raise in 2021. In their silence, House appropriators are essentially deferring to the president’s proposed 1% pay raise for federal employees next year.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told the House Oversight and Reform Committee the law allows inspectors general on the committee to review spending under the Paycheck Protection Program, and other funds previously in question.
The House tucks into two weeks of committee work that includes appropriations for fiscal 2021 in addition to another possible stimulus bill.
Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) introduced a bill to codify the IT modernization Centers of Excellence initiative as part of a growing acknowledgement on Capitol Hill that agencies need more resources to move off legacy technology.
In today’s Federal Newscast, lawmakers request transcripts from Trump administration call regarding the elimination of the Office of Personnel Management.
The Moving Forward Act would require USPS to replace its fleet of Grumman Long-Life Vehicles with at least 75% “electric or zero-emission vehicles.”
Former service members may get a pass for marijuana offenses if they want to reenlist.