The Justice Department’s immigration arm sent judges a morning news briefing that included a blog post from a virulently anti-immigration website
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Merit Systems Protection Board finds between 1999 and 2016, only about 7 for ever 1000 new supervisors faced consequences for failing their probationary period.
Despite a proposed nearly $700 million budget decrease and several consolidations, the Justice Department wants more FTEs in fiscal 2020.
A federal appeals court has heard arguments in a lawsuit that claims President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by accepting profits from foreign and domestic officials through his hotel in Washington, D.C.
The vote now heads to the full Senate, where Barr is expected to be confirmed in a vote as soon as next week. Barr, who previously served as attorney general from 1991 to 1993, would succeed Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to leave his position soon after William Barr is confirmed as attorney general
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been pushed out as the country’s chief law enforcement officer
On the personnel front, the Trump administration had an up-and-down week. The departure of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and the withdrawal of Labor Secretary Andrew Puzder set Washington abuzz. But the Senate confirmed Michael Mulvaney as director of the Office of Management and Budget, Steve Mnuchin as Treasury secretary, and Dr. David Shulkin as VA secretary.
Battling on both the judicial and immigration fronts, the Trump administration over the past week faced a legal setback to its action on immigration from seven countries. The issue was before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, likely en route to the Supreme Court.
The first order of business for the 115th Congress will be conducting confirmation hearings for some of Trump’s nominees and addressing the repeal of Obamacare.