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U.S. House Of Representatives Schedule For Tuesday, March 3, 2015 PDF Print E-mail
Federal Government
By Administrator   
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 06:29

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Following is the posted schedule for activities of the U.S. House of Representatives for Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

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8:30 am     Hearing: Budget Hearing - National Institutes of Health Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

9:00 am     Hearing: Budget Hearing - United States Africa Command CLOSED Committee on Appropriations: Defense

9:30 am     Hearing: Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization: Enabling a 21st Century Aviation System Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Aviation

10:00 am     Hearing: The Presidents Proposed Authorization for the Use of Military Force against ISIL and U.S. Policy Strategy and Posture in the Greater Middle East Committee on Armed Services:

10:00 am     Markup: H.R. 1147 the Legal Workforce Act; H.R. 1149 the Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act of 2015;H.R. 1153 the Protection of Children Act of 2015; andH.R. 1148 the Michael Davis Jr. in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act Committee on the Judiciary:

1:00 pm     Hearing: Budget Hearing - Installations, Environment, Energy and BRAC Committee on Appropriations: Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies

1:00 pm     Hearing: Budget Hearing - United States Forest Service Committee on Appropriations: Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

1:30 pm     Hearing: 21st Century Energy Markets: How the Changing Dynamics of World Energy Markets Impact our Economy and Energy Security Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Energy and Power

2:00 pm     Hearing: Understanding the Cyber Threat and Implications for the 21st Century Economy Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

2:00 pm     Hearing: Budget Hearing - Department of Agriculture Marketing and Regulatory Programs Committee on Appropriations: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies

2:00 pm     Hearing: Challenges Facing OIRA in Ensuring Transparency and Effective Rulemaking Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on Government Operations

2:00 pm     Hearing: Budget Hearing - Department of Commerce Committee on Appropriations: Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies

2:30 pm     Hearing: Hearing entitled “The Semi-Annual Report of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection” Committee on Financial Services: Full Committee

3:00 pm     Business Meeting: H.R. 1029EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2015; H.R. 1030Secret Science Reform Act of 2015 Committee on Rules:

3:30 pm     Hearing: Alignment of Infrastructure Investment and Risk and Defense Strategic Requirements Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Readiness

 
Office of Management and Budget: We Need IT Specialists Now PDF Print E-mail
Federal Government
By Administrator   
Monday, 02 March 2015 06:46

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - IT specialists with a graduate degree in computer science, engineering or a related field could easily snag a job with the Office and Management and Budget (OMB).

Federaltimes.com reports that OMB says it has a "critical" and immediate need for the experts.

The jobs are limited to two years but could be extended, with salaries starting at $63,000. The upper end of the salary scale is $139,000.

The newspaper says OMB will take applications through today "or until 150 acceptable applications are received."

Read the full story, including necessary qualifications, at federaltimes.com.

 
GAO Audit Of U.S. Government's Fiscal Years 2014 and 2013 Consolidated Financial Statements PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Friday, 27 February 2015 06:30

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a financial audit of the 2013 and 2014 fiscal years for the federal government.

From the GAO website is an excerpt of what the GAO found. The full analysis and report can be accessed at gao.gov.
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"Certain material weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting and other limitations on the scope of its work resulted in conditions that prevented GAO from expressing an opinion on the accrual-based consolidated financial statements as of and for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2014, and 2013.

About 32 percent of the federal government’s reported total assets as of September 30, 2014, and approximately 19 percent of the federal government’s reported net cost for fiscal year 2014 relate to three Chief Financial Officers Act agencies that as of the date of GAO’s audit report, either received disclaimers of opinion on their fiscal year 2014 financial statements or had not issued their audited fiscal year 2014 financial statements.

Significant uncertainties, primarily related to the achievement of projected reductions in Medicare cost growth reflected in the 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010 Statements of Social Insurance, prevented GAO from expressing an opinion on those statements as well as on the 2014 and 2013 Statements of Changes in Social Insurance Amounts. About $28.5 trillion, or 68.0 percent, of the reported total present value of future expenditures in excess of future revenue presented in the 2014 Statement of Social Insurance relates to Medicare programs reported in the Department of Health and Human Services’ 2014 Statement of Social Insurance, which received a disclaimer of opinion.

Material weaknesses resulted in ineffective internal control over financial reporting for fiscal year 2014.
    
Material weaknesses and other scope limitations discussed in the audit report limited GAO’s tests of compliance with selected provisions of applicable laws, regulations, contracts, and grant agreements for fiscal year 2014."

 
7th District Congressman David Rouzer Named Co-Chairman of Coastal Communities Caucus PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 25 February 2015 06:00

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - North Carolina's 7th congressional district includes coastal counties, and now the congressman who represents that area will have a powerful seat on House caucus that deals with coastal issues. Republican Rep. David Rouzer has been named Co-Chairman of the bipartisan Coastal Communities Caucus.  
 
“Our coastal communities face a unique set of challenges,” said Rouzer in a statement.  “Whether it’s flood insurance, beach nourishment and re-nourishment, the dredging of our waterways and inlets, or protecting our coastlines from natural disasters, we are committed to working together to meet the needs of our coasts.” 

Rouzer joins representatives from Florida, Alabama, Califonria, West Virginia, and New Jersey in the caucus.

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