Congress

The case for more federal oversight of state and local budgets

An influential good government group is calling for tighter standards and is out with new recommendations for how Congress and regulators can begin taking action.

House Republicans are looking to cut agencies or specific feds' pay by reviving the 'Holman Rule'

The new Congress already has its eyes set on slashing funding at some agencies, and eliminating others altogether.

Gallagher wants to ban TikTok, but says U.S. ownership could be a 'workable solution'

Congress passed a law to ban the popular app on federal government devices as part of the omnibus funding bill. It doesn't look like lawmakers' concerns about national security and TikTok are waning.

House approves omnibus spending bill, funding agencies through September

After significant delay and compromise, Congress has finally set spending levels across government for fiscal 2023.

Portman introduces two bills on facial recognition, AI in government

The fate of the bills in a lame duck session of Congress is uncertain, but a Portman aide says the outgoing senator wants to be active on the subjects even after retiring.

Omnibus spending bill includes a ban of TikTok on government devices

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) told FCW on Monday that Congress might have more work to do regarding national security implications of popular video-sharing app TikTok in the next session of Congress.

Omnibus funding bill includes $50 million for TMF, $90 million for Citizen Services Fund

Funding levels for the tech modernization vehicles fell short of Biden administration requests.

Lawmakers announce bipartisan breakthrough on full-year omnibus spending bill

Several hurdles still remain before the deal is done, including actually writing the funding measures.

Lawmakers intro bill to ban TikTok in U.S.

TikTok poses a national security threat, according to lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle.

Congress preps 1-week stopgap bill as lawmakers announce progress toward full-year funding deal

Agencies face a Friday night shutdown threat, though lawmakers are looking to punt that to just before Christmas.

Senate passed bill to 'stop the government speak' in agency documents

The proposal would expand and update an existing law on plain language requirements for agencies.

Gillibrand subs military-services style cyber academy idea for DOD scholarship program in NDAA

The new plan proposed by the New York senator would offer cyber scholarships to students at colleges and universities, followed by DOD service.  

House modernization committee offers final recommendations

The House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress passed its final seven recommendations ahead of the final month of the 117th Congress, among them a suggestion to continue its work as a permanent subcommittee.

Trade groups urge Congress to pass digital identity bill

To make it to the President’s desk, the Improving Digital Identity Act would have to advance through a lame duck session alongside big-ticket to-do items like the annual defense policy and federal appropriations bills.