(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)Sun shines on the U.S. Capitol dome, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Seven-bill spending minibus clears House, retains Biden’s proposed federal pay raise

The House minibus includes a silent endorsement of the president’s proposed federal pay raise for civilian employees in 2022. The Senate hasn’t introduced…

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GoviniJim Mitre, senior vice president, Govini

What the FY 2022 Defense budget request says about a future fight with China

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Loren Duggan Bloomberg Government

Last week of legislating before Congress departs for August recess

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)FILE - In this June 12, 2019, file photo, clouds roll over the U.S. Capitol dome as dusk approaches in Washington. The committee charged with helping Republicans wrest control of the House next year raised $45.4 million over the last three months, a record quarterly haul during a year without a national election. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Congress should invest in programs — and management

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(AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)The new USS Little Rock arrives at Buffalo harbor with a police and fireboat escort, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. The littoral combat ship will be docked on the Lake Erie waterfront until its commissioning Dec. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thhompson)

Pentagon faces political battle to retire old weapons systems — and some newer ones

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Project on Government Oversight

Spare parts an opportunity for Pentagon to spend more efficiently

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Douglas Holtz-Eakin

The writers of this century-old law might not recognize how it is actually followed

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Recounting how far GAO has come in 100 years

The agency, part of Congress, has come a long way from its origins in bean counting. Federal Drive with Tom Temin got a brief overview from the GAO’s…

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Joe Biden

Senate Democrats reach $3.5T budget agreement

The accord marks a major step in the party’s push to meet Biden’s goal of bolstering an economy that was ravaged by the pandemic and setting it on…

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House committees are spending the week working on ‘the normal kind’ of budget bills

Appropriations for 2022 are occupying a House that this week is devoted to committee work.

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