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    Federal Bureaucracy and Reform

    Paul Light talked about his Wall Street Journal piece on the need for federal bureaucracy reform following recent Government Services Administration (GSA) and Secret Services…

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    Contractors in Federal Workforce

    Paul Light talked about contractors in the federal workforce, and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He detailed regulations and procedures involving the…

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    Sequestration and Federal Contractors

    Paul Light talked about the size and scope of federal contractors as well as the impact sequestration could have on contractors and federal services. He also responded to telephone…

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    Size of the Federal Government

    Paul Light talked about President Obama’s effort announced in his State of the Union address to reduce the size of the federal government. Mr. Light also responded to…

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    Bureaucratic Accountability

    Paul Light talked about his new report, “Creating High Performance Government,” which looks at accountability, efficiency, and productivity in government, as well as potential…

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    NASA Oversight Investigation

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Space, Aeronautics, and Related Sciences and the House Science and Technology Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight…

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    Global Climate Change

    Senator John Kerry and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich talked about environmental policy and the threat of global climate change. Among the topics they debated were various…

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    Size of the Federal Government

    Paul Light talked about reducing the size of the federal government to save money. He wrote a recent Wall Street Journal opinion piece that outlines several specific ways the federal…

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    Increasing Presidential Salary

    Witnesses testified about a proposed presidential pay increase from $200,000 to $400,000 which would take effect when the next president was sworn in in 2001. Former White House officials…

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    September 11 Commission Report

    Witnesses testified about recommendations made in the final report of the September 11 Commission. Among the topics they addressed were intelligence gathering and sharing, a proposal…

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    Paul Light on Obama Administration Programs

    Paul Light spoke about Obama administration policy initiatives, including health care, streamlining government and the federal bureaucracy, and the economic stimulus. He also addressed…

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    Presidential Appointments Process

    Participants talked about the presidential appointments, how the process is viewed by corporate leaders and other potential nominees, and the problems of finding willing…

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    Executive Branch Temporary Appointments

    Committee members heard testimony from other senators on greater enforcement of the Vacancies Act, which was last amended in 1988. The act requires temporary executive branch appointments…

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    Beyond Attack Ads and Sound Bites

    Representatives from local and national television networks and the Democratic and Republican parties talked about political strategies and campaigns. They talked about campaign…

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    Homeland Security Department

    Participants testified about potential legislation to reorganize the federal government in order to respond to terrorist acts on U.S. territory. Among the issues addressed were the…

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    Picking a Vice President

    Paul Light talked about what criteria and factors have gone into choosing vice-presidential candidates in the past, and address the politics of choosing a vice president in the current…

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    Presidential Transition

    Witnesses testified about implementation of the 1963 Presidential Transition Act in light of on-going contests to the election results in Florida. Among the issues they addressed were…

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    Vice Presidential Selection Process

    Participants talked about the process by which parties select vice presidential candidates. They examined the process from personal and historical perspectives and evaluated its…

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    Presidential Appointment Process

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    Presidential Transition

    Paul Light talked about the status of the Bush-Obama transition, past transitions, the needs of the federal work force, accountability issues in federal agencies, and the composition of the…

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