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Survey: Public Satisfaction With Federal Government Service Drops Again PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 05:59

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Public satisfaction with federal government services sits at just 64.4 on a scale of 1 to 100, down from 66.1 in 2013.

The results come from the American Customer Satisfaction Index, which surveyed 1,772 users between October 17 and November 1 of last year.

"While citizens are generally less satisfied with most aspects of their interactions with federal services, customer ratings of service (specifically, courteousness and professionalism of agency staff) have declined the most," according to the report.

The complete story can be found at federalnewsradio.com.

 
Statement By President Obama On The Death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 23 January 2015 05:37

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Upon learning of the death of King Abdullah of Saudia Arabia, President Obama's office released the following statement, which can be found at whitehouse.gov.
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It is with deep respect that I express my personal condolences and the sympathies of the American people to the family of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and to the people of Saudi Arabia.

King Abdullah’s life spanned from before the birth of modern Saudi Arabia through its emergence as a critical force within the global economy and a leader among Arab and Islamic nations.  He took bold steps in advancing the Arab Peace Initiative, an endeavor that will outlive him as an enduring contribution to the search for peace in the region.  At home, King Abdullah's vision was dedicated to the education of his people and to greater engagement with the world.

As our countries worked together to confront many challenges, I always valued King Abdullah’s perspective and appreciated our genuine and warm friendship.  As a leader, he was always candid and had the courage of his convictions.  One of those convictions was his steadfast and passionate belief in the importance of the U.S.-Saudi relationship as a force for stability and security in the Middle East and beyond.  The closeness and strength of the partnership between our two countries is part of King Abdullah’s legacy.

May God grant him peace.

 
House Bills Aim To Rein In Size Of Federal Workforce PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 22 January 2015 06:20

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The new session of Congress has gotten down to business with, among other things, a bill to reduce the size of the federal workforce by 10 percent.

Federal News Radio reports that the bill was introduced by Rep. Cynthia Lummis, Republican of Wyoming. If adopted, it would save $35 billion over five years. The bill would rely on attrition and limiting of new hires.

Lummis' news release pointed to the federal government's $18 trillion debt as reason to pare back spending.

The entire story can be found at federalnewsradio.com.

 
Transcript Of President Obama's 2015 State of the Union Address PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 January 2015 08:00

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - President Barack Obama delivered the 2015 State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 to a joint session of the U.S. Congress.

The address outlined the president's agenda for the final two years of his administration, years in which he faces for the first time a Republican-controlled Congress.

The full transcript of the address can be found at http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/01/20/remarks-president-state-union-address-january-20-2015


The Republican response was delivered by newly minted U.S. Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa, the first woman to be elected to that seat from Iowa.

The full transcript of the response can be found at http://foxreno.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/transcript-gop-response-2015-state-union-address-4514.shtml#.VL-i4i551pk

 
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