Brandy Moore White

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6-bill minibus rewards some agencies, while slashing budgets for others

Months of tense negotiations and four continuing resolutions later, a new appropriations minibus puts several agencies at or below fiscal 2023 spending levels.

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FILE - A sign for the Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons is displayed at the Metropolitan Detention Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York, July 6, 2020. A bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduced legislation Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, to overhaul oversight and bring greater transparency to the crisis-plagued federal Bureau of Prisons following reporting from The Associated Press that exposed systemic corruption in the federal prison system and increased congressional scrutiny. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

New 25% retention bonuses at Bureau of Prisons only a ‘Band-Aid’ for larger staffing issues

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