December 18, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Tuesday ordered the release of a foreign policy document by the Obama administration in compliance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). In 2011, the Center for Effective Government (CEF), formerly OMB Watch, filed a FOIA ...[read more]
June 19, 2013
by G. Redd
The US House of Representatives on Tuesday voted in favor of a bill that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The bill passed by a vote of 228-196 mainly along party lines. The White House on Monday expressed opposition to the legislation: "If the President were presented with ...[read more]
September 27, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday issued an executive order to strengthen the federal government's zero-tolerance policy for contracting with groups and individuals involved in human trafficking. The order requires the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (FAR) to take steps in the next 180 ...[read more]
November 18, 2011
by Hillary Stemple
The White House released a statement of administration policy on Thursday praising the work of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) on the National Defense Authorization Act for 2012 but warning that President Barack Obama could veto the bill if it "challenges or constrains the President's ...[read more]
June 10, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
A bipartisan group of US senators on Wednesday introduced the Reduce Unnecessary Spending Act, which would give presidents the authority to use a modified version of the line-item veto in order to cut spending. In a process known as expedited rescission, the president could single out non- ...[read more]
May 24, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
US President Barack Obama sent legislation to Congress on Monday that would give the president the ability to force Congress to vote on a repeal of spending provisions once they have been signed into law. Under the Reduce Unnecessary Spending Act of 2010, the president would have 45 days after ...[read more]
January 7, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has requested federal assistance to pay more than $200 million annually for security for the upcoming trial of five 9/11 suspects, according to a letter made public Wednesday. Bloomberg sent the letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Tuesday, ...[read more]
May 8, 2009
by Brian Jackson
US President Barack Obama on Thursday proposed $17 billion in cuts to the fiscal year 2010 federal budget, including cutting $400 million from the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP). SCAAP is a program that subsidizes state and local governments for the costs of incarcerating illegal ...[read more]
April 17, 2009
by Andrew Gilmore
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Friday a proposed finding that atmospheric greenhouse gases endanger public health and welfare, setting the stage for government regulation of the harmful gases for the first time. Announcement of the proposed finding, which was submitted to ...[read more]
March 25, 2009
by Andrew Gilmore
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) submitted a Proposal for Endangerment Finding for Greenhouse Gases Under the Clean Air Act to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), setting the stage for the first ever federal r... ...[read more]

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