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FILE - Framed by the Manhattan skyline, electricians with IBEW Local 3 install solar panels on top of the Terminal B garage at LaGuardia Airport, Nov. 9, 2021, in the Queens borough of New York. President Joe Biden is promising “strong executive action” to combat climate change, despite dual setbacks that have restricted his ability to regulate carbon emissions and boost clean energy such as wind and solar power. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Environmental spending bill tees up multi-year federal hiring, training investments

The Inflation Reduction Act would give the Postal Service $1.29 billion to purchase electric vehicles, and $975 million to GSA to support emerging sustainable…

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(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)A postal worker loads a delivery vehicle at the United States Post Office in Cranberry Township, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

USPS scales back next-gen fleet plans, commits to more electric vehicles

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In this photo made on Thursday, May 6, 2021, a 2021 Ford Mustang Mach E is seen as it is charging at a Ford dealer in Wexford, Pa. Taking sustainability efforts to the next level by switching to clean energy or purchasing an electric vehicle might feel daunting. Several federal incentives, such as the electric vehicle tax credit and home energy tax credits, may help offset the cost of the commitment for those who made upgrades last year or for those looking to take the leap in 2022. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Navy cutting back emissions, moving toward green vehicles in coming years

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(AP Photo/David Goldman)FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, file photo, packages wait to be sorted in a Post Office as U.S. Postal Service letter carrier  Michael McDonald, gathers mail to load into his truck before making his delivery run, in Atlanta.  The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service said Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 it is revamping its priority mail program as part of its efforts to raise revenue and drive new growth in its package delivery business. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

USPS board’s governors now mostly Biden picks following latest Senate confirmations

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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2020, file photo, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifies during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on the Postal Service on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Tom Williams/Pool via AP, File)

DeJoy: USPS in recovery but ‘uncomfortable changes’ still to come under reform plan

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FILE - A USPS employee works outside post office in Wheeling, Ill., Dec. 3, 2021. A government watchdog said says the U.S. Postal Service's environmental evaluation used for purchases of next-generation delivery vehicles relied on some false assumptions. Jill Naamane from the Government Accountability Office told the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday that the analysis used to determine the mix of gas- and electric-vehicles overstated maintenance costs of electric vehicles and relied on gas prices that don’t reflect the current reality. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

House Democrats tell USPS to ‘go back to the drawing board’ on electric vehicle cost analysis

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Biden’s USPS board nominees plan to oversee reforms envisioned by Congress

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White House looks to give USPS $5B to support election mail over next decade

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FILE - Voters arrive to cast the their ballots on Election Day at City Hall, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, in Alexandria, Va. The first major election day following a year of relentless attacks on voting rights and election officials went off largely without a hitch. The relative calm was a relief to those who oversee state and local elections, but election experts say that might not matter to the millions of Americans who now believe in conspiracy theories trumpeting rampant electoral fraud. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Federal employees can now take paid leave to vote and work at the polls

In today’s Federal Newscast: Federal agency CIOs are finalizing plans to create and fund a zero-trust architecture. A former head of the TSA has died….

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(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)A postal worker loads a delivery vehicle at the United States Post Office in Cranberry Township, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

USPS doubles initial order for electric vehicles under next-generation fleet contract

The Postal Service, under intense pressure from Congress and the Biden administration, has doubled its initial order for electric vehicles as part of its…

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USPS could face some difficulty in buying the gas-powered fleet it wants

In today’s Federal Newscast, House Democrats seek to block the Postal Service from buying mostly gas-powered vehicles as part of its next generation fleet.

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