In this image from video, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks on the House floor, Thursday, July 23, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington.   Ocasio-Cortez's objections to a Republican lawmaker's verbal assault on her expanded Thursday as she and other Democrats took to the House floor to demand an end to a sexist culture of “accepting violence and violent language against women.”  Rep. Nydia Velázquez, D-N.Y., is seated right. (House Television via AP)

House, Senate Dems want to allow Postal Service to do more banking activities

In today’s Federal Newscast, House and Senate Democrats press the rest of Congress to let the Postal Service get into the banking business.

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After a decade-long hiatus, earmarks appear to be headed back to the Congressional appropriations process

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Senate zipping through confirmations on the way to impeachment trial

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Senate Democrats propose pandemic pay bumps for frontline feds

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House passes CR to keep govt open until Dec. 20, guarantee military pay raise

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Amelia Brust/Federal News NetworkBen Cardin, Nicole Ogrysko, Tom Temin, studio

Sen. Cardin ‘hopeful’ to reach 3.1% raise during approps conference

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2020 pay raise model: From zero to 3.1 in six months

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Nicole OgryskoNTEU National President Tony Reardon rallies the crowd on Capitol Hill.

A 3.6 percent pay raise: What are the odds?

With Democrats back in control of the House of Representatives, unions and groups representing workers, retirees, managers and executives are increasingly…

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Tom Burger, Jeff Neal

Is the federal retirement system overdue for surgery?

Some politicians have been after the Federal Employees Retirement System since it replaced the more generous Civil Service Retirement System program during…

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Donald Trump, Steny Hoyer

Beating bureaucrats is bad politics

The Republican party could possibility retake control of the House in 2020 and might not have lost it in 2018 if more of its middle-America politicians learned a few things about federal bureaucrats.

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