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  • Citing Congressional Gridlock, OMB Delays Release of 2014 Budget Proposal

    If you're waiting on the Obama Administration to release the contents of its budget for the 2014 fiscal year, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the executive office charged with formulating the President's budget, has a message for you: Wait a while longer. As in 2012, this year's budget is running late. In a letter sent to Rep. Paul Ryan, former vice presidential candidate and chairman of the House Committee on the Budget, OMB Acting Director Jeffery Zients n...
  • FDA's Travel Budget Could be Cut Dramatically Under New Order

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may well see its ability to travel to meetings and conduct conferences restricted as the result of a clown. An emerging scandal involving the US General Services Administration (GSA)-the body ostensibly responsible for overseeing federal spending-and a conference at which the agency purchased the services of a mind reader and a clown has other agencies scrambling to review their budgets and cut travel costs, reports The Washin...
  • FDA Asked To Explain Email Monitoring Policies

    Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) sent a letter to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about their monitoring of nine employees who worked for the agency. The letter demands a comprehensive explanation of all FDA monitoring policies after the agency kept tabs on emails sent by the nine workers to federal watchdog agencies. In the letter, sent to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Acting Budget Director Jeffery Zients, Gras...