Office Of Management And Budget News
Customers Could File Class Action Lawsuits Against Banks Under Proposed Rule
A U.S. government watchdog consumer group is inviting public comment on a rule it proposed today that would give consumers the right to file class action lawsuits against banks and other financial firms. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), an agency created after the 2008 financial
Shutdown Déjà vu: Yes, the Federal Government Could Shutter Again Next Week
While Pope Francis ’ historic visit to Washington is still underway, the administration is already bracing for another milestone -- the deadline to fund the government. The White House has started its formal preparations for a potential government shutdown , as only seven days remain before
The Federal Government Needs a Cybersecurity Marathon, Not a Sprint
You may not have heard of Tony Scott, but that may change next week. Over the past 16 years, he served as the chief information officer (CIO) for both Microsoft and Walt Disney, and from 1999-2005 he was the chief technology officer of information systems and services at General Motors Corporation.
Obama Could Boost Wages for Millions Through Overtime Eligibility
The Obama administration is poised to give potentially millions of low and middle-income American workers a raise. ABC News has confirmed that a Labor Department proposal to increase the federal threshold under which employers are required to pay overtime to salaried employees is under review by
Why the Social Security Number Should Be Dead
I am a senior citizen. While this distinction entitles me to a variety of perks like discounted movies and bus fare – as well as the occasional free doughnut ( seriously ) — it’s also a ticket to the identity theft lottery. Turning 50 gets you an invitation to AARP and turning 65 gets you a
The Great Analytics Rankings
THE GREAT ANALYTICS RANKINGS ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com unleashed our experts and an army of researchers to rate 122 teams on the strength of each franchise's analytics staff, its buy-in from execs and coaches, its investment in biometric data and how much its approach is predicated on
Rand Paul's Week Goes Viral
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES RAND PAUL REALLY, REALLY WANTS YOU TO KNOW HE’S PRO-VACCINE: After facing criticism over comments he made about vaccinations and mental disorders, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, tried to clarify his statement yesterday and show his own comfort with ...
Why Obama ’s Budget Cuts $50 Million From National Vaccine Program
President Obama has proposed a $50-million cut to a federal immunization program, citing diminished need for government-funded vaccinations thanks to the Affordable Care Act . The funding reduction, included in Obama's 2016 budget blueprint released Monday, comes amid a measles outbreak nationwide
House Approves $1.1T Bill to Avoid Government Shutdown, Sends Bill to Senate
Just hours before a midnight deadline approached, the House of Representatives voted to approve a $1.1 trillion spending package to keep the federal government open -- sending the measure over to the Senate for final passage. The House voted 219-206 to approve the measure with 57 Democrats joining
Obama Calls Surge of Children Across US Border 'Urgent Humanitarian Situation'
President Obama today declared an “urgent humanitarian situation” along the southwest U.S. border after a sudden surge of hundreds of unaccompanied, undocumented children flowing into the country in the past month. The declaration, made in a presidential memorandum, directs federal agencies to ...