Brian Fitzpatrick

FILE - People walk outside the U.S Capitol building in Washington, June 9, 2022. The biggest investment ever in the U.S. to fight climate change. A hard-fought cap on out-of-pocket prescription drug costs for seniors in the Medicare program. A new corporate minimum tax to ensure big businesses pay their share. And billions leftover to pay down federal deficits. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

After a summer break, Congress has a lot on its plate this fall

The House and Senate appropriations packages are far from the only priority for Congress this fall — and many of the other to-do items have direct impacts…

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Revived bills would alter feds’ payment obligations during shutdowns, federal first responders’ pensions

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Drew Friedman, Federal News NetworkAFGE FAIR Act union rally

Hundreds of employees rally behind 8.7% proposed federal pay raise

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Postal inspectors confer outside of a postal facility in Burlingame, Calif., on Friday, Oct. 26. 2018. FBI spokesman Prentice Danner says a suspicious package seized at this facility near San Francisco and addressed to billionaire political activist Tom Steyer has several similarities to 13 explosive devices that were addressed to prominent Democrats across the country. When asked if authorities believe the package found Friday is related to the others, Danner said the

USPS ‘actively defunding’ its police force amid spike in postal crime, associations warn lawmakers

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House committee passes bill to prevent another Schedule F executive order from happening

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(Getty Images/iStockphoto/Jirsak)federal hiring

New House bill would block future administrations from using Schedule F, or anything else like it

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(Colleen McGrath/The Herald-Mail via AP)A voter stands on a social distance marker outside the Washington County Election Center in Hagerstown, Md., Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, for the first day of in-person early voting. (Colleen McGrath/The Herald-Mail via AP)

2020 roundup: Most key lawmakers for feds keep congressional seats

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(AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)A man opens social media app 'Tik Tok' on his cell phone, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Pakistan has threatened the China-linked TikTok video service and blocked the Singapore-based Bigo Live streaming platform, citing what the regulating authority called widespread complaints about

No more TikTok and other NDAA amendments you should know

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(Getty Images/iStockphoto/fotostok_pdv)Close up of female hands counting US dollar banknotes at the table in front a laptop computer. Woman accountant with money and notebook.

Federal pay parity for civilian employees should continue in 2021, House members say

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AFGE

Despite last year’s victories, familiar challenges resurface for AFGE in 2020

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A Kaspersky employee shuffles tokens around a table-top display at the company's stand at a cybersecurity conference in Lille, northern France, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. Kaspersky on Wednesday confirmed that a senior manager at the firm had been arrested in Moscow. (AP Photo/Raphael Satter)

Contracting officers must now put language prohibiting Kaspersky products and services in solicitations

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12 House Democrats and Republicans call for civilian, military pay parity

Seven House Democrats and five Republicans are asking President Donald Trump to consider giving all civilian federal employees the same 2.4 percent pay…

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House Republicans come out of political closet

Nine bold House Republicans have challenged the White House plan to cut federal retirement benefits by $149 billion.

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