In today's Federal Newscast, House and Senate Democrats press the rest of Congress to let the Postal Service get into the banking business.
After noting some big corruption enforcement cases, lawyers at one firm are telling clients, including federal contractors, to get ready for increased levels of investigations and enforcement.
Both parties in the House have agreed to participate in the new earmarks process that proponents say include some safeguards to prevent abuses.
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 Loren Duggan.
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. Now it is Democratic elected officials.
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.
The bill will now proceed to the Senate. The President will need to sign a bill before midnight on Nov. 21 to avoid a shutdown.
A top House lawmaker has announced that Congress will pass a governmentwide temporary spending bill to keep the government running through Dec. 20, forestalling a government shutdown as the House turns its focus to impeachment hearings
Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) is hopeful to secure a 3.1% raise during the conference on appropriations, and that Congress will pass a full budget before the CR expires.
The amount of the 2020 white collar federal pay raise will range anywhere from zero to 3.1% if federal unions and Democrats in the House have their way.
Worried about the fate of your federal retirement package? If you are nervous in the civil service, welcome to the club.
With Democrats back in control of the House of Representatives, unions and groups representing workers, retirees, managers and executives are increasingly confident they can deliver a substantial raise to white collar feds next year.
Some politicians have been after the Federal Employees Retirement System since it replaced the more generous Civil Service Retirement System program during the Reagan administration.
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.