A MTA employee, wears a mask to protect against coronavirus,  waits in the conductors area of a subway car as NYPD and MTA officers wake up sleeping passengers and direct them to the exits at the 207th Street A-train station, Thursday, April 30, 2020, in the Manhattan borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

EPA wants to help cities keep their transit systems clean

In today’s Federal Newscast, the EPA has teamed up with the New York and Los Angeles mass transit systems to learn more about how to disinfect them.

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

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These four amendments snuck into the Senate defense authorization bill

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

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Getty Images/iStockphoto/SeanPavonePhotoWashington, D.C. skyline with highways and monuments.

Shutdown odds, VA funding, politicals vs. career feds

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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…

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Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.)Jon Tester

Congress debates how much choice is too much, as it nears key decisions on veterans health care

Senators have two very different proposals to redesign the Veterans Choice Program. Both pieces of legislation represent very different ideologies and…

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David Shulkin

Shulkin offers first glimpse at new VA Choice plan

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin offered the first glimpse of his plan to redesign the current Veterans Choice Program. He’s calling it the Veterans’ Coordinated Access Rewarding Experience (CARE) Program, and under the new initiative, veterans would no longer access community providers based on a set of arbitrary, administrative rules.

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