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Gourmet meals costing Amtrak $400 per passenger
Amtrak trains featuring gourmet menus in their cafA© cars are losing more than $400 per passenger ticket, and a leading House Republican wants an investigation.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
Sunshine State News
Eric Holder Continues to Draw Fire From Florida Republicans
Republicans from Florida continue to raise their voices demanding President Barack Obama remove U.S.a a Attorney General Eric Holder from office.a On Monday,a a with a leading IRS official telling congressional investigators that investigations of tea party and conservative groups extended above IRS staffers in Cincinnati,a a freshman U.S.a a Rep.a ... (more)
Supreme Court to hear case about airline security threats
The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a case about whether an airline should be blamed for reporting a pilot suspected of being a security threat.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
St. Petersburg Times
Rep. Alan Grayson 2.0: Less fire-breathing, more self-restraint
Rep. Alan Grayson of Florida waited only hours after being sworn in to go on MSNBC, a forum he used to become a national figure during a tumultuous first go-around in Congress, and declare his return.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
McCain, Graham Call for No-fly Zone in Syria
Two leading Republican senators called for the United States to establish a no-fly zone to aid Syrian opposition rebels following word that Syrian President Basher Assad has used chemical weapons multiple times during the conflict.
Hey, Isn't That a Jon Leibowitz?
Spotted looking on as a private citizen at a Wednesday Senate confirmation hearing was former Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz, who stepped down in February.
Mon Jun 10, 2013
Rep: Release Delphi records
Saying the investigation of cuts to Delphi salaried retiree pensions has "dragged on for far too long," a Congressional subcommittee chairman on Monday said he will subpoena government records and order testimony to get to the bottom of it.
Day in Pictures, June 10, 2013
Beef vs. the 'Beast': Competitors in the Gladiator Rock 'N' Run strain to get over the "Beast," a wall they must scale to finish the race in Irvine, Calif.
Sat Jun 08, 2013
Turner to hold hearing in Dayton on Delphi retiree pensions
U.S. Rep. Mike Turner will hold a field hearing of the House Oversight & Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations next week to continue investigating the treatment of Delphi salaried retirees.
Corrections and clarifications
A caption on Friday's Page 3A incorrectly identified the person in the picture held up by U.S. Rep. John Mica .
Fri Jun 07, 2013
Fleet Owner Magazine
There's a new survey out that finds the chief concern of fleet managers is maximizing productivity.
The Washington Post
Plastic squirting fish and other IRS goodies
Judging from the way Democrats and Republicans criticized the spending during a congressional hearing on Thursday - not to mention the apology from an agency official - this event would seem to be a classic boondoggle.
Thu Jun 06, 2013
Southwest Airlines Pilots Applaud Key Safety Program Amendment Passage
Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association today applauded the House of Representatives passage of an amendment to restore Federal Flight Deck Officer program funding and called on the U.S. Senate to follow suit.
FL-07: What are the Issues in Congressman John Mica's District?
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House committee to hold new Delphi pension hearing
Washington Two House members will hold a hearing Monday in the four-year-battle by thousands of Delphi Corp. retirees to regain their full pensions.
IRS official who stayed in luxury suite says expensive conference followed rules at the time
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee member Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., holds up a picture of a GSA employee in a hot tub as he questions witnesses on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 6, 2013, during the committee's hearing regarding IRS conference spending.
IRS official: Lavish conference followed IRS rules
Acting IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel, left, accompanied by Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russell George, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 3, 2013, before the House Appropriations subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government hearing regarding a report that the IRS spent about $50 million to ... (more)
ALPA Praises U.S. House For Restoring FFDO Funding
The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment to the Homeland Security appropriations bill Wednesday that would continue funding for the Federal Flight Deck Officer program, which would be eliminated under the administration's current budget proposal.
Wed Jun 05, 2013
House takes aim at DC bureaucracy
As the House began work Wednesday on a $38.9 billion measure to fund the Department of Homeland Security in 2014, both parties took the chance on the House floor to shift money away from management and bureaucracy, and into operations outside of Washington, D.C. The underlying bill included an almost $80 million cut in "managerial overhead" for the ... (more)
Thu May 30, 2013
The quest for autonomy in tarnished D.C.
One of many exciting things about living and working in the capital is that you never know just what the District of Columbia government will come up with next.