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In this image from video, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks on the House floor, Thursday, July 23, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington.   Ocasio-Cortez's objections to a Republican lawmaker's verbal assault on her expanded Thursday as she and other Democrats took to the House floor to demand an end to a sexist culture of “accepting violence and violent language against women.”  Rep. Nydia Velázquez, D-N.Y., is seated right. (House Television via AP)

House, Senate Dems want to allow Postal Service to do more banking activities

In today’s Federal Newscast, House and Senate Democrats press the rest of Congress to let the Postal Service get into the banking business.

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Flatter defense budgets means Congress will look for savings and legacy cuts

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Defense cuts, cybersecurity and IoT: Five Senate NDAA amendments to know

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Ben Sasse

These four amendments snuck into the Senate defense authorization bill

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Getty Images/Tasos KatopodisVA Secretary Robert Wilkie (Dec. 19. Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Congress questions progress on veterans choice, suicide prevention amid ‘constant churn’ of VA leadership

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Shutdown odds, VA funding, politicals vs. career feds

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has a few questions about some recent top news stories.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders takes aim at ‘excessive defense contractor compensation’

In today’s Federal Newscast, Senator and 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders wants to know what Defense Secretary James Mattis is doing to address…

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Focus on VA hiring, not Veterans Choice, AFGE says

As Congress will soon resume debates over the future of the Veterans Choice Program, the American Federation of Government Employees is urging lawmakers to consider consequences of privatization.

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