Bill Pascrell

House Dems want to know how White House plans to keep feds safe

In today’s Federal Newscast, Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee want to know how the Office of Personnel Management is keeping federal employees…

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IRS tackles ‘new ground’ juggling stimulus payments with extended filing season

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IRS watchdog: Options to extend filing season deadline ‘something that we’ve been thinking about’

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This Wednesday, May 20, 2015 photo shows server banks inside a data center at AEP headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Like most big utilities, AEP's power plants, substations and other vital equipment are managed by a network that is separated from the company's business software with layers of authentication, and is not accessible via the Internet. Creating that separation, and making sure that separation is maintained, is among the most important things utilities can do to protect the grid's physical assets. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

After 25 years of talk, SSA says it has right plan to modernize its IT

The Social Security Administration has a new plan to modernize five major IT systems, to the tune of $300 million. SSA Chief Information Officer Robert…

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Social Security reform for CSRS feds hits a roadblock

Congress and members in the federal community are at a standstill over how to change the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) for federal employees and…

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In this photo taken Dec. 10,2015, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, center, flanked by the committee's ranking member, Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., left, and  Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Wash., participate in a  House Rules Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The House has approved a bill that would block U.S. negotiators from using trade agreements to cut greenhouse gas emissions.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Lawmakers debate bills with serious implications for the IRS

Four bills aimed at improving IRS accountability passed the House Ways and Means Committee, but not without strenuous objections.

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