Chuck Schumer

IVF, Invitro fertilization

Senate GOP blocks bill to expand IVF access as advocates call for better FEHB coverage

A Democrat-led bill aiming to broadly expand IVF access has specific implications for feds through the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program.

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Biden Congress

Biden and party leaders implore Speaker Johnson to help Ukraine in ‘intense’ Oval Office meeting

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Joe Manchin

It’s practically official: Brace for the next continuing resolution

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FILE - This May 4, 2021 file photo shows the outside of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington. Small businesses that have been buffeted by the pandemic, inflation and shipping woes have another challenge to add to their plate: taxes. Tax season can be complicated for everyone, but as the April 18 filing deadline looms, small business owners, contractors, entrepreneurs and others face even more rules and regulations that are ever-changing. The Internal Revenue Service has announced a backlog and warned that more delays are to be expected. The IRS said earlier this month it was hiring 10,000 workers to deal with a backlog of 23 million items triggered by limiting operations during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

IRS gets $80B to ‘rebuild’ its capacity under Senate reconciliation deal

The budget reconciliation package announced Wednesday night by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) would give the IRS $80…

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The U.S. Capitol dome is seen past the base of the Washington Monument just before sunrise in Washington, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers faced a partial government shutdown early Saturday after Democrats refused to meet President Donald Trump's demands for $5 billion to start erecting a border wall with Mexico. Overall, more than 800,000 federal employees would see their jobs disrupted, including more than half who would be forced to continue working without pay. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

New obstacles emerge to any hope of Congress getting a budget in time for fiscal 2023

China can’t do anything to prevent Congress from passing a budget on time for 2023. But the China competitiveness bill could do just that. With the year-end…

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IT modernization

Twelve senators reject VA’s plans to reshape health care real estate under AIR Commission

A bipartisan group of dozen senators is rejecting the Department of Veterans Affairs’ plan to close or overhaul hospitals and medical facilities that no longer meet the health care needs of veterans.

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