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January 26, 2004
A key transportation artery is in line for some much-needed repairs after last week’s Senate passage of the omnibus spending bill.
January 22, 2004
A group of House members, led by Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.), wrote President Bush yesterday urging him to support "the principle of pay parity" in his fiscal 2005 budget plan.
January 20, 2004
The Senate returns to work today -- hopefully ready to plunge into debate on an $820 billion omnibus spending bill for fiscal 2004 that would bump up this year's pay raise for the government's white-collar workers.
January 16, 2004
A congressman yesterday demanded that the Interior Department investigate "unauthorized leaks" that he said resulted in a report in The Washington Times about lapses in national security and the firing of U.S. Park Police Chief Teresa Chambers.
December 31, 2003
President Bush on Dec. 30 ordered a 2 percent 2004 pay raise for civil servants, but government workers may eventually receive a significantly higher raise if lawmakers approve the pending fiscal 2004 omnibus budget bill.
October 23, 2003
T wo area House members said yesterday they would offer an amendment to block the Bush administration from tightening control over government employees assigned to work in Congress...
October 18, 2003
Nearly three months after House and Senate conferees hurriedly agreed to a four-year, $59.2 billion reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the legislation is still mired in a largely partisan dispute over privatization of airport control towers.
September 10, 2003
The House yesterday approved a 4.1 percent pay raise for federal civilian employees and killed new rules designed to speed Bush administration efforts to require federal workers to compete with the private sector for their jobs...
September 4, 2003
The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Treasury and General Government approved legislation Wednesday that includes language supporting military-civilian pay parity and granting civil service employees a 4.1 percent pay raise in 2004. The House Appropriations Committee approved similar legislation in July...
July 25, 2003
Military and civilian federal employees alike would get a 4.1 percent pay raise next year under a measure approved yesterday by the House Appropriations Committee.
July 11, 2003
The Bush administration doled out $ 1.44 million in bonuses to 470 political appointees last year, according to an Office of Personnel Management report.
January 17, 2002
Eight members of the Washington area House delegation plan to send President Bush a letter today urging him to "embrace the principle of pay parity" and provide equal pay raises for civil service and military personnel in his fiscal 2007 budget plan.