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Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) / Photo: House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Oversight Chairman Gowdy won't seek reelection

After a short stint holding the House Oversight and Government Reform gavel, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) announced plans to leave Congress.

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Will the Coast Guard go commercial on health records?

After spending seven years and almost $60 million on a failed electronic health records system, the Coast Guard is back to using paper. Many lawmakers are urging a commercial solution.


Critical Census test to start on schedule, as long as the government doesn't shut down

Despite its unconfirmed budget and the possibility of another shutdown, the Census Bureau is moving ahead with its plans to conduct its critical dress rehearsal on time.

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Security clearance process deemed 'high-risk' by GAO

The Government Accountability Office has added the governmentwide security clearance process to its list of government programs most in need of reform.

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Census Bureau changes course on key 2020 question

The move comes despite statistical research supporting an internal Census recommendation to combine two key questions to improve response rates.

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GAO to investigate bot-driven net neutrality comments

The congressional watchdog looks to take on the FCC's electronic filing system and the possible widespread of use bots to flood the system.

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House panel probes Meltdown, Spectre embargo

A House committee is investigating whether coordinated research and disclosure embargoes helped or hurt.

Cyber takes on new prominence in shutdown government

Agencies got a sneak preview at the elevated importance cybersecurity programs and personnel can expect to receive during future government shutdowns.

Rep. Gerald Connolly

Connolly doubts full funding deal is possible by Feb. 8

A Democratic supporter of the continuing resolution currently funding the government says that there's too much to do and not enough time to do it before the measure expires.

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Senate votes to end shutdown

A midday procedural vote in the Senate clears the way to reopen the government with a stopgap spending bill that lasts through Feb. 8.

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Congress passes CR; White House tells feds to expect to work on Tuesday

Hours after the Senate passed a three-week continuing resolution, the House followed suit, sending the bill to the White House.

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Shutdown continues, but quick end possibly in sight

After a weekend of legislative negotiations, the Senate will begin key procedural votes at noon on Jan. 22 to end the shutdown.

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