Mick Mulvaney

  • House committee to consider across-the-board cuts for feds

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will vote on legislation to cut the federal workforce by 10 percent. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), proposes replacing only one of every three employees that leave. The committee also will mark up several other bills including the civilian property disposal act and a data transparency act.

  • House committee passes workforce reduction, whistleblower bills

    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved H.R. 3029, which would cut the workforce by 10 percent by September 2014.

  • Small business contracting

    Congressman Mick Mulvaney and Coalition for Government Procurement Chairman Bill Gormley will talk the challenges that small businesses face when trying to do business with the government. May 15, 2012

  • GSA ridding schedules of deadwood

    Agency introduces the new Demand Based Model that will focus resources on the products and services agencies need and want the most. GSA plans on closing two schedules and parts of 14 others to new offerors. GSA also will cut vendors who do little or no business on the schedule to help reduce administrative costs.

  • Strategic sourcing: Pennywise but pound foolish?

    Some small businesses are calling into question the benefits of the Obama administration’s strategic sourcing initiative. They say the agencies are mandating the use of the office supplies BPA and putting more than 500 Schedule 75 holders at risk of losing their business. GSA, which runs Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI), said there still are plenty of sales to go around as the BPA accounts for less than half of the $1.4 billion office supplies market.

  • Sandy relief proposals ‘unfairly target’ feds, union says

    A series of cost-savings amendments to the Superstorm Sandy aid bill the House will consider this week has drawn the ire of a federal-employee union who say the proposals “unfairly target” government workers. Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) has proposed defraying some of the costs of the $50 billion recovery package by rescinding a mass-transit tax benefit for federal employees and by ordering more across-the-board agency budget cuts.

  • House rejects agency budget cuts in Sandy relief bill

    The House soundly rejected an amendment to the Superstorm Sandy aid bill that would have required an across-the-board 1.63 percent cut to agency spending to offset the emergency funding. Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) introduced the amendment last week along with a separate proposal to revoke a mass-transit subsidy for federal workers.

  • Congress stuck on Homeland Security funding, immigration

    By ERICA WERNER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional stalemate over funding for the Homeland Security Department deepened Thursday as Senate Democrats blocked action on the bill for a third straight day to protest…

  • Rep. Chaffetz to try again to fire tax delinquent feds

    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is expected to reintroduce a bill to make it easier for agencies to fire or not hire people with “serious” tax debt. But some lawmakers say the process the IRS uses may be a better option than legislation.

  • Education feeling the heat for CIO’s questionable judgment, cyber faults

    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee members took Education Department’s acting Secretary John King and chief information officer Danny Harris to task for systemic cybersecurity problems, and what some say is a lack of accountability for past behaviors.