(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)FILE - In this photo March 22, 2013 file photo, the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington. Lawmakers are increasingly looking at boosting the IRS to help pay for infrastructure improvements. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

House GOP leaders vow to undo $80B to rebuild IRS if party regains majority

Barely a month after the IRS got $80 billion to rebuild its workforce and upgrade its legacy IT, House Republican leaders are making repealing this funding…

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New learning agenda may not be enough to actually improve agency performance

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Loren Duggan Bloomberg Government

Continuing the conversation about continuing resolutions, and other happenings on the Hill

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This Monday, March 9, 2020 file photo shows a packet of donated blood at The American Red Cross donation center in Scranton, Pa. On Friday, March 13, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting that if you don’t have health insurance and can’t afford to take a $3,200 test for the COVID-19 coronavirus, donate blood because screeners must test donors for the virus. “We do a whole range of testing on blood donations as required by the FDA, but screening or testing for coronavirus is not happening,” said Kate Fry, chief executive officer of America’s Blood Centers, a North American network of nonprofit blood centers. (Jake Danna Stevens/The Times-Tribune via AP)

Health and Human Services launches a drive for your blood, but in a good way

The pandemic has depressed blood and plasma donations to what the Health and Human Services Department is calling historic lows.

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Agencies have new ways to consider workforce improvements with OMB’s final learning agenda

After implementing public feedback, the Office of Management and Budget published its final version of the governmentwide learning agenda.

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FILE - In this Friday, March 5, 2021 file photo, a nurse holds a vial of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute of India and provided through the global COVAX initiative, at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. Some Africans are hesitating to get COVID-19 vaccines amid concerns about their safety, alarming public health officials as some countries start to destroy thousands of doses that expired before use. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

This federal doctor’s research has made HIV/AIDS manageable and saved lives

Clifford Lane is the clinical director for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a Service to America Medal finalist

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