The Federal Eye: Congress


Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Administration moves to limit, but not end, health insurance subsidy for Congress

A policy issued Monday would restrict the circumstances in which that subsidy could continue, amid renewed proposals to end it.

By Eric Yoder  |  06:09 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, Congress, FEHBP, obamacare, premiums

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 04/29/2013

Senators urge Obama to help resolve veterans claims backlog

A letter signed by a bipartisan group of 67 senators was sent to the White House Monday urging President Obama to take direct action to help solve the backlog of veterans disability claims.

By Steve Vogel  |  11:18 AM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Obama, VA disability claims; veterans paperless claims; subcommittee on disability assistance and memorial affairs

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 07/26/2012

Public employee union stresses job-to-job comparison in private vs. public pay debate

NTEU chief says other methods of comparing pay are inaccurate.

By Lisa Rein  |  04:30 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  postal service buyouts, postal service finances, us postal service finances, USPS buyouts, postal service congress, postal service needs money

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 06/27/2012

Postal workers target Washington Post in protests

A four-day hunger strike by 10 postal employees and supporters targeted The Washington Post on Wednesday, as protesters picketed to criticize editorials on the U.S. Postal Service.

By Lisa Rein  |  03:33 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  postal service buyouts, postal service finances, us postal service finances, USPS buyouts, postal service congress, postal service needs money

Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 05/29/2012

Survey of senior executives shows mixed level of satisfaction

Elite corps of government managers like their jobs but believe the government will have trouble attracting top talent.

By Lisa Rein  |  06:43 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  postal service buyouts, postal service finances, us postal service finances, USPS buyouts, postal service congress, postal service needs money

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 05/25/2012

Postal Service offers buyouts to mail handlers

Move comes as agency moves ahead with closures of mail processing hubs

By Lisa Rein  |  03:20 PM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  postal service buyouts, postal service finances, us postal service finances, USPS buyouts, postal service congress, postal service needs money

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 05/15/2012

U.S. Postal Service losses shown by the hour on Sen. Tom Carper’s Web site

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) is among those pressing for legislation to reform the U.S. Postal Service’s finances.

By Lisa Rein  |  02:00 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. Postal Service, Sen. Tom Carper, U.S. Congress

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 03/03/2011

Sen. Mark Warner talking up federal workers

A Virginia senator is devoting Senate floor speeches to the work of rank and file federal employees.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:36 PM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Workplace Issues