Mitch McConnell

Last day of FY 2020, Senate expected to send through CR to the President

In today’s Federal Newscast, today is the last day of fiscal 2020 and the Senate is expected to move the continuing resolution forward to the President’s desk.

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Federal pay parity for civilian employees should continue in 2021, House members say

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House appropriators stay silent on federal pay for 2021

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Ben Cardin

Md. Senator Ben Cardin on the coronavirus emergency stimulus bill

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In this Jan. 10, 2020, photo, people work at a portion of border wall which is under construction in Yuma, Ariz. Illegal border crossings have plummeted as the Trump administration has extended a policy to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico for court hearings in the U.S. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)

Pentagon leaders face bipartisan anger over border wall reprogramming

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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2008 photo released by the U.S. Navy, The Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Wyoming approaches Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga. The Pentagon's top policy official tells The Associated Press that the United States for the first time has deployed the newest addition to its nuclear arsenal — a submarine-launched weapon that the Trump administration says will make nuclear war less likely.  (Lt. Rebecca Rebarich/U.S. Navy via AP)

Military leaders prepare their case for divesting unneeded weapons systems

With the expectation of flat budgets over the next several years, each of the military services believes they’ll need to divest themselves of at least…

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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2020 file photo, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon in Washington.  Esper said Tuesday he is looking to NATO allies for more help countering the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq and in bolstering U.S. defense efforts in the Middle East more broadly. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Defense employee unions on Trump administration radar

In today’s Federal Newscast, after a delay, the White House publishes a memo allowing the defense secretary to to exclude civilian employees from current…

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Amelia Brust/Federal News NetworkOPM-GSA merger

OPM-GSA merger may be on hold, but administration wants to spend $70M on it next year

The General Services Administration will also assume management over the Office of Personnel Management’s office space in Washington later this fall.

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