Democrats

Joe Manchin

The federal employee vaccination mandate has launched fresh arguments in Congress

The Senate returns to work today as questions hover over the $3.5 trillion spending bill sought by most Democrats.

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Loren Duggan Bloomberg Government

You can add Afghanistan to the list of things pushing Congress towards a continuing resolution

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Loren Duggan Bloomberg Government

Last week of legislating before Congress departs for August recess

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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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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)A concrete pump frames the Capitol Dome during renovations and repairs to Lower Senate Park on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 18, 2021. President Joe Biden hopes to pass a massive national infrastructure plan by this summer but Democrats and Republicans in Congress appear divided over his proposal for $2.3 trillion in spending to upgrade the nation's crumbling infrastructure. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

What Congress is considering for your agency in the week ahead

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Congress hints, Postal Service reform might be a real possibility this year

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Amelia Brust/Federal News Network

Federal contractors warned to prepare for stricter oversight with new administration

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(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)FILE - This July 16, 2019, file photo shows the Capitol Dome in Washington.  The U.S. government's budget deficit hit $735.7 billion through the first four months of the budget year, an all-time high for the period, as a pandemic-induced recession cut into tax revenues while spending on COVID relief measures sent outlays soaring. The Treasury Department reported Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021,  that the deficit so far for the budget year that began Oct. 1 is 89% higher than the $389.2 billion deficit run up in the same period a year ago.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

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

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Amelia Brust/Federal News NetworkLoren Duggan Bloomberg Government

Senate zipping through confirmations on the way to impeachment trial

For more of what both houses of Congress are up to in the days ahead, Federal Drive with Tom Temin called on Bloomberg Government Editorial Director…

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A federal officer holds a tear gas rifle during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse early Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Portland, Ore. On the streets of Portland, a strange armed conflict unfolds night after night. It is raw, frightening and painful on both sides of an iron fence separating the protesters on the outside and federal agents guarding a courthouse inside. This weekend, journalists for The Associated Press spent the weekend both outside, with the protesters, and inside the courthouse, with the federal agents, documenting the fight that has become an unlikely centerpiece of the protest movement gripping America. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

The return of ‘jack-booted’ thugs!

Twenty years ago, then Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) one of the most powerful men on Capitol Hill, called federal agents, acting on orders, jack-booted thugs….

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NAT Trump

Senate Democrats propose pandemic pay bumps for frontline feds

As Congress discusses priorities for its fourth coronavirus rescue package, Senate Democrats are pushing for pandemic payments to all essential frontline workers, including federal employees.

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