In today’s Federal Newscast, House Democrats make a significant push to improve whistleblower protection rights for federal employees.
The U.S. Census Bureau is cutting its schedule for data collection for the 2020 census a month short
Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.), along with Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), asked Senate leadership to include a provision in the next stimulus bill to extend Section 3610 provisions that provide paid leave, including sick leave, to employees and subcontractors until Dec. 31, 2021.
The House Oversight Committee has invited the new postmaster general to appear at a hearing next month to examine operational changes to the U.S. Postal Service that are causing delays in mail deliveries
Congressional leaders haven’t agreed yet to the big-ticket items in the next coronavirus relief package, but members are already pushing for smaller provisions. A bipartisan group of senators want Congress to require maximum telework for federal employees in the next bill.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) suggested giving the IRS $2 billion under the Technology Modernization Fund and then letting agencies use the savings from the tax agency for other projects.
Democrats are condemning President Donald Trump’s appointment of a staunch loyalist to a senior Pentagon post
A bill from a House Republican would start to carry out recommendations from the Congressionally chartered Cyberspace Solarium Commission.
The Senate returns this week with a pretty long list of things to do. Nomination votes, debating a coronavirus bill and the 2021 budget.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the White House threatens to veto the House’s minibus to fund a large amount of agencies.
Lawmakers probably won’t have time to slip ideas to better space procurement in this year’s defense policy bill.
The House Modernization Committee has passed a dozen recommendations that reflect on feedback gathered from members of Congress and their staff working remotely at times during the coronavirus pandemic.
In today’s Federal Newscast, federal employees may be getting a stronger voice in what it means to return to the office during the coronavirus pandemic.
Large swaths of the federal workforce are still out on mandatory telework because of the coronavirus, but the government could save billions of dollars each year if agencies continued to embrace work-from-home options even after the pandemic.