U.S. Office of Management and Budget - the best personalized free web-based Email en en U.S. Office of Management and Budget Ethics office blasts Trump refusal to disclose lobby waivers WASHINGTON (AP) — The message from a senator to the government ethics office: Use your authority to force the president to reveal how many waivers he's granted to ex-lobbyists in his new administration. That was Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley's demand to the Office of Government Ethics in June 2009. He was seeking information about some of President Barac... Tue, 23 May 2017 06:55:00 GMT 2017-05-23T06:55:00Z Tillerson eyes cutting 2,300 jobs at State Department WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is proposing to eliminate 2,300 jobs as part of a plan to cut more than a quarter of the State Department's budget for the next fiscal year, officials said Friday. The plan will almost certainly meet resistance from lawmakers opposing President Donald Trump's proposal to shrink the size of the federal government. ... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:37:00 GMT 2017-04-28T19:37:00Z The Latest: GOP offers stopgap bill to fund government WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on efforts in Congress to repeal the health care law and agree on a spending bill to keep the government open (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Republicans controlling the House have unveiled a stopgap bill to keep the government open past a shutdown deadline of midnight Friday. House Appropri... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:34:00 GMT 2017-04-27T03:34:00Z The Latest: OMB preps for shutdown, WH says it's unlikely WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on negotiations on a budget bill (all times local): 1:25 p.m. The Office of Management and Budget has begun taking routine steps in preparation for a potential government shutdown that the White House is hoping to avoid. Press Secretary Sean Spicer stressed that the steps were required ahe... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:31:00 GMT 2017-04-21T17:31:00Z Trump White House drops policy of identifying visitors WASHINGTON (AP) — Breaking with the practice of President Donald Trump's predecessor, the White House is keeping secret the lists of visitors to the building. The Trump administration cited privacy and national security concerns on Friday, but the decision angered government watchdog groups who accused Trump of reneging on his promise to "drain the swamp" in Washington. The ... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 06:38:00 GMT 2017-04-15T06:38:00Z White House decides to keep visitor records secret WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Friday that lists of visitors to the building will be kept secret, breaking with the practice of President Donald Trump's predecessor. The Trump administration cited privacy and national security concerns, but the decision angered government watchdog groups who accused Trump of reneging on his promise to "drain the swamp" in Washington.... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 21:08:00 GMT 2017-04-14T21:08:00Z Trump administration to lift federal hiring freeze WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government hiring freeze implemented by President Donald Trump as one of his first acts in office will be lifted Wednesday. But budget director Mick Mulvaney says many jobs will remain unfilled as the White House embarks on a government-wide effort to overhaul the executive branch and significantly reduce its workforce. Mulva... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 07:42:00 GMT 2017-04-12T07:42:00Z Pennsylvania congressman seen as likely pick to be drug czar HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The next national drug czar is likely to be a congressman who was an early supporter of President Donald Trump, the head of the Pennsylvania Republican Party said Tuesday. Party chairman Val DiGiorgio said "any day now" he expects an announcement from the White House that four-term U.S. Rep. Tom Marino has been nominated to be the next director of nati... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 21:29:00 GMT 2017-04-11T21:29:00Z VA urges 'hiring surge' to reduce veterans' appeals backlog WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs is warning of a rapidly growing backlog for veterans who seek to appeal decisions involving disability benefits, saying it will need much more staff even as money remains in question due to a tightening Trump administration budget. The red flag is included in a Government Accountability Office report re... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:30:00 GMT 2017-03-23T21:30:00Z White House issues gag order to officials on budget details WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is instructing Cabinet heads and agency officials not to elaborate on President Donald Trump's proposed budget cuts beyond what was in a relatively brief submission, a move Democrats decried as a gag order. Budget director Mick Mulvaney wrote in a memo late last week that until the full budget release in May, "all public ... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:53:00 GMT 2017-03-21T19:53:00Z Counting Americans: A new Mideast box on census is sensitive DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Zahraa Ballout isn't "white," and she certainly isn't "some other race." If the government gives her the choice of checking a new "Middle East/North Africa" box on a census form, would she? Yes, she says, despite some reservations about what it would mean to stand out after Americans elected a president who wants to ban travel from ... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:35:00 GMT 2017-03-20T17:35:00Z Republicans join Democrats against Trump's Great Lakes cuts TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — It sounds like an idea that would warm a conservative Republican's heart: Kill funding of a regional environmental cleanup that has lasted seven years and cost the federal government more than $2 billion, with no end in sight. If states want to keep the program going, let them pick up the tab. That is what President Donald Trum... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:47:00 GMT 2017-03-17T19:47:00Z Many Trump voters would feel program cuts in budget proposal WASHINGTON (AP) — The closure of a regional airport could force residents of a small town in upper Michigan to drive eight hours to catch a flight. The elimination of funding to keep the Great Lakes clean could hurt business at a waterside Ohio boating club. Cuts to the nation's flood insurance program could mean greater losses after a storm for homeowners on Florida's Gulf ... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:19:00 GMT 2017-03-17T14:19:00Z House votes to give VA more power to discipline employees WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House approved legislation Thursday to make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire, suspend or demote employees for poor performance or bad conduct, part of a renewed GOP effort targeting VA accountability in the new Trump administration. The bill, which passed 237-178, would reduce the time that work... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 22:10:00 GMT 2017-03-16T22:10:00Z AP Explains: CBO is obscure but respected budget scorekeeper WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Budget Office is a scorekeeper suddenly in the spotlight. Monday's estimate of the House GOP's health care measure gave ammunition to Democratic critics of the law, predicting that 14 million people would lose insurance next year. Republicans had been bracing for the report, with some of them attacking CBO as being inaccurate in past asses... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 18:20:00 GMT 2017-03-14T18:20:00Z AP Explains: CBO's independent views can rankle lawmakers WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Budget Office is a scorekeeper suddenly in the spotlight. Monday's estimate of the House GOP's health care measure gave ammunition to Democratic critics of the law, predicting that 14 million people would lose insurance next year. Republicans had been bracing for the report, with some of them attacking CBO as being inaccurate in past asses... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 08:02:00 GMT 2017-03-14T08:02:00Z The Latest: Panel says it could subpoena wiretap evidence WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EDT): 7:10 p.m. The House intelligence committee says it could resort to subpoenaing the Justice Department if it fails to answer its request for any evidence that President Donald Trump was wiretapped during the election. The committee set Monday as th... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 23:23:00 GMT 2017-03-13T23:23:00Z Republicans dismiss upcoming budget analysis of health plan WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on Sunday dismissed an upcoming Congressional Budget Office analysis widely expected to conclude that more Americans will be uninsured under a proposal to dismantle Barack Obama's health law, despite President Donald Trump's promise of universal coverage. Meanwhile, GOP opponents from the right and center hardened their posit... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 18:21:00 GMT 2017-03-12T18:21:00Z Climate, other programs get deep cuts in EPA budget proposal WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration would slash programs aimed at slowing climate change and improving water safety and air quality, while eliminating thousands of jobs, according to a draft of the Environmental Protection Agency budget proposal obtained by The Associated Press. Under the tentative plan from the Office of Management and Budget, the... Sat, 04 Mar 2017 03:43:00 GMT 2017-03-04T03:43:00Z Officials: Tillerson eyes State Dept budget cut over 3 years WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has agreed in principle to a White House proposal to slash foreign aid and diplomatic spending by 37 percent, but wants to spread it out over three years rather than in one dramatic cut. Officials familiar with Tillerson's response to the proposal from the Office of Management and Budget said Friday that ... Fri, 03 Mar 2017 21:05:00 GMT 2017-03-03T21:05:00Z Trump budget hits Coast Guard ship, project of GOP senator WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's budget would eliminate a $600 million-plus state-of-the-art Coast Guard cutter that's a priority of the powerful Republican chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. The proposal by Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney is included in draft documents of the White House budget request. The ... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 23:38:00 GMT 2017-03-01T23:38:00Z Trump's budget entails steep cuts for diplomacy, foreign aid WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing a 37 percent cut to diplomacy and foreign aid budgets to help pay for increased military spending, U.S. officials said Tuesday. The steep cuts raised immediate concerns among lawmakers and national security veterans about America's ability to promote its values around the world and avert wars, rather than fight them. Se... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 23:39:00 GMT 2017-02-28T23:39:00Z The Latest: Trump meets with leaders of black colleges WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 6:25 p.m. President Donald Trump is meeting with the leaders of the nation's historically black colleges and universities at the White House, committing to a partnership between his administration and the schools. Trump gathered with presidents ... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 23:27:00 GMT 2017-02-27T23:27:00Z White House: Trump budget will hike defense spending by $54B WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump's upcoming budget will propose a whopping $54 billion increase in defense spending and impose corresponding cuts to domestic programs and foreign aid. The result is that Trump's initial budget wouldn't dent budget deficits projected to run about $500 billion. White House budget officials outlin... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:07:00 GMT 2017-02-27T16:07:00Z Trump expected to submit budget blueprint on March 13 WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitol Hill Republicans said Wednesday that the White House is planning to submit President Donald Trump's budget plan to Congress in mid-March. GOP aides say the plan is due on March 14. They're expecting Trump's blueprint to contain fewer details than is typical since it's a new administration and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney wa... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:14:00 GMT 2017-02-22T18:14:00Z Trump's budget pick clears initial Senate hurdle WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's choice to run the White House budget office cleared a Senate hurdle Wednesday, though a senior Republican says he won't support him. Rep. Mick Mulvaney is a tea party lawmaker from South Carolina who has attracted opposition from Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz. McCain says Mulvaney's record of support for mili... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 01:10:00 GMT 2017-02-16T01:10:00Z Trump playing catch-up to fill top government posts WASHINGTON (AP) — With Senate confirmation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, President Donald Trump filled another important post in his new government. Only 685 to go. In his third week in office, Trump's young government remains a work in progress, with hundreds of empty desks in agency offices across Washington. While the president has criticized Democrats for the delays... Thu, 09 Feb 2017 19:06:00 GMT 2017-02-09T19:06:00Z The Latest: Trump swears in Tillerson to lead State Dept. WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees (all times local): 7:18 p.m. President Donald Trump is swearing in former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state. Trump says in the Oval Office that it is "time to bring a clear-eyed focus to foreign affairs." The president is p... Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:25:00 GMT 2017-02-02T00:25:00Z Trump pledges beefed up cybersecurity but doesn't sign order WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pledged Tuesday to strengthen the government's ability to protect its computer networks, but then canceled plans to sign an executive order on cybersecurity without explanation. A White House official said that morning the order would put the Office of Management and Budget in charge of cybersecurity efforts within... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 22:16:00 GMT 2017-01-31T22:16:00Z The Latest: Democrats tag 'most troublesome' Trump picks WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress (all times EST): 5:30 p.m. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says Democrats have identified eight of President-elect Donald Trump's "most troublesome" Cabinet picks and are hoping for fair hearings on those nominees. Those potential nominees are Rex Tillerson for secretary o... Wed, 04 Jan 2017 22:56:00 GMT 2017-01-04T22:56:00Z