Chuck Schumer

Chuck Schumer

House advances nine-week continuing resolution, but it faces uphill Senate battle

The House passed a nine-week continuing resolution Tuesday night, which would sustain agency operations through Dec. 3. But the CR also temporarily suspends…

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Chuck Schumer

Congress’ summer break is like a vacation during which you’ve got to keep checking email

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From left, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.,Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ron Wyden, D-O.R., announce a draft bill that would decriminalize marijuana on a federal level, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)

COVID safety protocols, infrastructure and insurrection on Congress’ agenda this week

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Chuck Schumer, Raphael Warnock, Amy Klobuchar

Next question: Will the Senate go along with House oversight proposals?

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Donald Trump

Payroll tax deferral will kick in for military, civilian feds next week

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Letter carriers load mail trucks for deliveries at a U.S. Postal Service facility in McLean, Va., Friday, July 31, 2020. Delays caused by an increase in voting by mail may contribute to public doubts about the results. The public might not know the winner of the presidential race on Election Day because of a massive shift to voting by mail during the coronavirus pandemic. That’s because mail ballots take longer to count because of security procedures and laws in some states that limit when they can be processed.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Top Democrats rally for more USPS resources ahead of election

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New federal paid parental leave benefits will be ready without delay, OPM says

New paid parental leave benefits will be ready by the Oct. 1 deadline, the Office of Personnel Management said Monday in a letter to the National Treasury…

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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2019, file photo, passengers wait in line at a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint at the Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia. The chief of the TSA said Monday, July 1, that travelers should see only a slight increase in checkpoint wait times over the four-day July 4 holiday weekend despite the diversion of about 350 employees including screeners to the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

TSA halts employees from using TikTok for social media posts

The Transportation Security Administration said it won’t allow employees to use the China-owned video app TikTok to create social media posts for the agency…

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Questions about the new paid parental leave law? You’re not alone

The Office of Personnel Management is currently drafting regulations needed to implement the Federal Employee Paid Leave Act. Members of the public will have a chance to comment on those regulations, due sometime in late spring.

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