The bill also gives more money to the National Guard for emergency deployments.
The congressionally-mandated National Commission on Military, National and Public Service offered up 124 recommendations Wednesday, which address everything from veterans preference rules to adding women to the Selective Service System.
Thousands of troops are stuck waiting until May for their next move.
With deaths from coronavirus and the U.S. economy going in opposite directions, one up, the other down, Congress will try and finish up legislation this week to help out.
The same night President Donald Trump signed a $100 billion coronavirus aid package into law, four of the largest postal unions requested a similar relief package for the Postal Service, which has already been facing a looming financial crisis.
In today’s Federal Newscast, federal contractor associations wrote separate letters to the White House and lawmakers asking for more guidance for how industry should expect to work during the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.
President Donald Trump signed to supplemental spending bills into law over the last two weeks giving agencies billions of dollars in extra funding to help fight the coronavirus.
In today’s Federal Newscast, over 60 House members want the president to order mandatory telework for all eligible federal employees and contractors.
Long shot legislation to eliminate or modify Social Security benefits of several million retired federal and public sector employees or their surviving spouses, is almost certainly dead, for now.
In today’s Federal Newscast, over a quarter of the Senate is calling on President Trump to sign an executive order mandating telework for all eligible federal employees. 27 Senate Democrats say Trump needs to give clear direction, not general guidance.
When Congress decreed that certain Vietnam War Navy veterans could get help for exposure to Agent Orange, the Department of Veterans Affairs had a challenge.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a new bill from House Democrats calls for severe punishments for knowingly spreading false news to discourage participation in the 2020 Census count.
The whole premise of the MISSION Act, to provide veterans with healthcare services that are outside of the system, won’t work if providers don’t get paid.
In today’s Federal Newscast, members of Congress are laying out their concerns about coronavirus epidemic’s potential impact on many federal programs.