John Delaney

  • House fails to pass bills to reopen parts of government

    Lower chamber legislators could not get two-thirds approval for one bill to fund the National Park Service, and another bill to get the Veterans Affairs Department fiscal 2014 money. AFGE, NTEU and Democrat lawmakers rallied on Capitol Hill Tuesday to turn up the heat on Congress to reopen the government.

  • D.C.-area lawmakers earn high marks on fed issues scorecard

    Members of Congress in the Washington area scored highly yet again on this year’s report card put out by Federally Employed Women.

  • Blast from the past: House reinstates rule targeting agency spending, employee salaries

    The House of Representatives voted Tuesday on its rules package for the 115th Congress, which reinstates a little-known provision from previous congressional sessions. The “Holman Rule” lets lawmakers offer amendments to appropriations packages on the House floor, which could cut an agency’s spending, the number of its employees or a person’s salary.

  • 3 things you missed in the president’s 2018 budget request

    Among the major items in the President’s 2018 budget request are a few other provisions that have the potential to impact federal employees and their agencies.

  • Republicans use Holman Rule to propose 89 personnel cuts at CBO

    Three Republican lawmakers introduced an amendment to a “minibus” of four appropriations bills that would eliminate the Budget Analysis Division of the Congressional Budget Office, and therefore the positions and salaries of 89 employees at CBO. It’s the first time members of Congress have used the Holman Rule since the House reinstated it back in January.