Ben Cardin

(Tom Brenner/Pool via AP)Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks with meeting with Chile's Foreign Minister Andres Allamand, Friday, July 16, 2021, at the State Department in Washington. (Tom Brenner/Pool via AP)

Former State Department leaders urge Congress to address chronic Foreign Service workforce challenges

Former department leaders said the Foreign Service risks losing future generations of talent unless it modernizes its up-or-out culture and develops a…

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Contracting community asks Congress for more tech funding — again

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AP/Manuel Balce CenetaFILE - This Feb. 3, 2012, file photo shows FBI headquarters in Washington. Many U.S. diplomatic, military and government figures were not told about Russia-linked attempts to hack into their emails, even though the FBI knew they were in the Kremlin’s crosshairs, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

After Trump axed plan, senators now ask President Biden about new FBI headquarters

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Will Congress ever return to the normal budget process? Whatever that is

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(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

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Toni Sandys/The Washington Post via APSenator Gary Peters, D-Mich., questions Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing to examine Department of Homeland Security personnel deployments to recent protests on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Washington. (Toni Sandys/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)

Lawmakers ask for GAO’s help to identify ‘burrowing’ over last 4 years

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Senators join industry groups asking for extension of contractor pay provision

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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2019, file photo a citizen candidate holds an American flag and the words to The Star-Spangled Banner before the start of a naturalization ceremony at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Miami field office in Miami. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officers can now create fictitious social media accounts to monitor information on foreigners seeking visas, green cards and citizenship.(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services told employees it would delay the possibility of furloughs until the end of August. Employees will receive another…

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Senators question role the pandemic played in financial problems at USCIS

In today’s Federal Newscast, two senators doubt the pandemic is the real reason behind the budget issues at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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

Maryland and Virginia senators are calling on the Trump administration to issue new guidance allowing federal employees to continue maximum telework. Existing guidance encourages agencies to end those flexibilities too soon, senators said.

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