Kevin McCarthy

COVID relief bill includes provisions to help federal employees

In today’s Federal Newscast, the $1.9 trillion COVID relief package that cleared the House Friday night includes a few key provisions for federal employees.

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Congress feels threatened but it doesn’t like the security measures it and its staff are enduring

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Now that a return to the office is within sight, what the government really needs is a strategy

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The Defense Department updates its rules for overseas operational support contractors

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(U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr./Department of Defense via AP)In this Feb. 9, 2021 photo provided by the Department of Defense, Hickam 15th Medical Group host the first COVID-19 mass vaccination on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. By the thousands, U.S. service members are refusing or putting off the COVID-19 vaccine, as frustrated commanders scramble to knock down internet rumors and find the right pitch that will convince troops to take the shot. Some Army units are seeing as few as a third agree to the vaccine, others are higher. (U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr./Department of Defense via AP)

More vaccination sites staffed by military get up and running

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Pandemic has spawned all sorts of government innovations, and not all at the federal level

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How the pandemic has affected the medical research agenda at Veterans Affairs

Besides being the biggest health care delivery organization in the country, the Veterans Health Administration is also one of the biggest medical research…

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Joe Biden

Agencies tweak COVID-19 safety plans following Biden’s mask mandate

Several agencies have revised and issued new COVID-19 safety plans in recent weeks, reinforcing telework strategies and offering more specific guidance…

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Congress is delving deep into some nitty-gritty governmental issues

Here with what to expect for the week ahead in Congress, Bloomberg Government Editorial Director Loren Duggan spoke to  Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

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