(Tasos Katopodis/Pool via AP)Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., speaks during a Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship confirmation hearing on Isabella Casillas Guzman's nomination to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, in Washington. (Tasos Katopodis/Pool via AP)

Senator Cardin on the SBA and other issues before Congress

Democratic Senators reintroduced a bill to create an office in the Small Business Administration to bolster underserved businesses.

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Senators join industry groups asking for extension of contractor pay provision

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With improved financial outlook, USCIS buys more time to avoid employee furloughs

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Senators question role the pandemic played in financial problems at USCIS

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Administration’s reopening plans ‘unsafe’ for federal employees, senators say

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Md. Senator Ben Cardin on the coronavirus emergency stimulus bill

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Congressional worries of coronavirus impact on federal programs continue

In today’s Federal Newscast, members of Congress are laying out their concerns about coronavirus epidemic’s potential impact on many federal programs.

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Workers from a Servpro disaster recovery team wearing protective suits and respirators are given supplies as they line up before entering the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash., to begin cleaning and disinfecting the facility, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. The nursing home is at the center of the coronavirus outbreak in Washington state. For most people, the virus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Agencies expand, loosen telework requirements amid coronavirus spread

Other agencies, such as the Social Security Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency, have loosened telework restrictions and announced unscheduled…

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Citing ‘unnecessarily complex’ coronavirus guidance, senators seek more assurances from OPM

The largest federal employee union is also urging the Office of Personnel Management to allow all telework-eligible workers to begin immediately working remotely.

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