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Congress’ copyright office has its first chief economist

One arm of the government’s intellectual property protection machinery has a new position and a new person to fill it.

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Proposed NIH budget boost spending for experimentation, examines lower grant funding for minority scientists

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The U.S. Capitol dome is seen past the base of the Washington Monument just before sunrise in Washington, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers faced a partial government shutdown early Saturday after Democrats refused to meet President Donald Trump's demands for $5 billion to start erecting a border wall with Mexico. Overall, more than 800,000 federal employees would see their jobs disrupted, including more than half who would be forced to continue working without pay. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Capitol Hill is a bustling place this week, starting with federal agencies and baby formula

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AP/Cliff Owenpaid family leave, talent pipeline

Two workforce bills to pay attention to from House committee’s latest markup

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Two agency inspectors general got salaries that busted legal limits on political employee pay

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How much does inflation actually matter to DoD and can it be fixed?

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Chuck Schumer, Maria Cantwell

One Senator thinks a Roe v. Wade overturn could affect the federal workforce

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)FILE - In this June 12, 2019, file photo, clouds roll over the U.S. Capitol dome as dusk approaches in Washington. The committee charged with helping Republicans wrest control of the House next year raised $45.4 million over the last three months, a record quarterly haul during a year without a national election. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

What the ones who actually have a say in next year’s budget are saying

The Biden administration’s budget proposal for 2023 would give magnificent, double-digit increases to some large agencies, notably Veterans Affairs, Health…

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Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas

DHS disinformation board’s work, plans remain a mystery

A newly formed Disinformation Governance Board remains shrouded in secrecy a week after the Biden administration’s announcement of the new effort was…

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VA hired 59,000 employees this fiscal year, but still struggles with workforce shortages

The Department of Veterans Affairs hired thousands of health care employees through a streamlined hiring process since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now it’s calling on Congress to make some of these hiring flexibilities permanent.

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