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House passes energy and water spending bill with MOX funding

The appropriations bill that funds the Department of Energy and Army Corps of Engineers was passed late Thursday evening. The measure funds construction of the MOX plant in fiscal year 2015 at a cost of $345 million.
White House threatens veto of House bill with MOX construction funding

The White House threatened Wednesday to veto a House spending bill, partially because it includes funding to continue construction on the mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at Savannah River Site.
Kathleen Sebelius resigning from top HHS post

WASHINGTON - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning from the Obama administration after the rocky rollout of President Barack Obama's signature health care law, a White House official said Thursday.
Seat belts on commercial buses still stymied 45 years after recommendations

Seat belts on commercial buses remain stymied 45 years after the first safety recommendations were put forward.
Clarified water: Unlikely allies collaborate to make law clearer

If two of the most hated agencies in the federal system are able to articulate a regulatory policy that protects the environment and does not damage our fragile economy, they will indeed be charting new waters.
Waste not, want not: There always is room for budget cuts

It's one of the toughest things to do, kind of like cleaning the hard-to-reach nooks and crannies of your house.
Bert Lance, Ga. banker and Carter ally, dies at 82

CALHOUN, Ga. - Bert Lance , a Georgia banker and ally of former President Jimmy Carter, died Thursday night. He was 82.
Rants & Raves

...OBAMA has never prepared a budget and has no intention of ever presenting one to Congress, why do we need the Office of Management and Budget? What do those people do all day? Shouldn't that entire agency be abolished? DID THE REV. LUIS Leon...
Reduced schedules planned for 2,000 SRS workers

About 2,000 Savannah River Nuclear Solutions workers will be placed on reduced schedules April 1 over sequestration concerns, and others will be given "full furloughs."
Congress approves funding to avoid SRS furloughs

A $79 million funding request approved by Congress needs a final OK from the White House's Office of Management and Budget to prevent Savannah River Site furloughs.