Rick Scott

A new proposal to dissolve some federal agencies

In today’s Federal Newscast, a new bill is introduced to set up a temporary federal commission to propose recommendations for eliminating certain agencies.

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Senate GOP resolution revives familiar debate over federal retirement, spending cuts

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Congress should be more aggressive in tracking down agency inefficiencies, GAO says

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Handful of agencies account for $1.5 billion in PR spending governmentwide

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Mike Enzi

End-of-year budget woes spurring talk of fiscal policy reform

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Comptroller General Gene Dodaro/AP/Manuel Balce CenetaGAO

‘Significant problems’ in federal financial reporting

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Retirement calculator glitch gave misleading information, senators say

The chairmen of two Senate financial committees claim an agency’s online retirement planning calculator misled seniors about how much they could expect…

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Biennial budget — old idea gains traction in Congress

The two-year budget deal is inspiring some lawmakers to push for making a biennial budget cycle permanent, with one year focused on appropriations and…

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FILE - In this April 13, 2014 file photo, the Internal Revenue Service Headquarters (IRS) building is seen in Washington. The IRS says thieves used an agency website to steal tax information from as many as 220,000 additional taxpayers. The agency first disclosed the breach in May. Monday’s revelation more than doubles the total number of potential victims, to 334,000.  (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

IRS ‘tax cheats’ target of bipartisan bill

The No Bonuses for Tax Cheats Act would withhold bonuses from Internal Revenue Service Employees with a record of misconduct or tax delinquency.

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