Anton Hajjar, Amber McReynolds, Ronald Stroman, Kiran Ahuja

Senate committee advances Ahuja’s nomination for OPM director

No Republicans voted to advance the nomination of Kiran Ahuja, the president’s choice to lead the Office of Personnel Management, to the full Senate.

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Ahuja vows to bring stable leadership to OPM after years of turnover at the top

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White House reviewing National Cyber Director role as Congress presses for governmentwide leadership

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IT modernization is a priority for Biden’s OMB pick, but she acknowledges funding challenges

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(Bill Clark/Pool via AP)Homeland Security Secretary nominee Alejandro Mayorkas testifies during his confirmation hearing in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Bill Clark/Pool via AP)

Biden’s DHS pick vows to make employee morale his ‘highest priority’

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(AP Photo/Eric Gay)FILE - In this April 23, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump's name is seen on a stimulus check issued by the IRS to help combat the adverse economic effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, in San Antonio. All that aid is now gone. Yet prospects for more federal stimulus this year appear all but dead, clouding the future for the unemployed, for small businesses and for the economy as a whole.(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Agencies get more help distributing COVID-19 relief in $2.3T catch-all

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Toni Sandys/The Washington Post via APSenator Gary Peters, D-Mich., questions Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing to examine Department of Homeland Security personnel deployments to recent protests on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Washington. (Toni Sandys/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)

Lawmakers ask for GAO’s help to identify ‘burrowing’ over last 4 years

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Congress, employee groups ramp up pressure to block Schedule F executive order

House Democrats, good government groups and federal employee associations are urging congressional appropriators to include language blocking the president’s…

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Toni Sandys/The Washington Post via APSenator Gary Peters, D-Mich., questions Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing to examine Department of Homeland Security personnel deployments to recent protests on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Washington. (Toni Sandys/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)

Senate Democrats introduce new bill to block Schedule F executive order

Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, introduced new legislation Wednesday that would…

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(Colleen McGrath/The Herald-Mail via AP)A voter stands on a social distance marker outside the Washington County Election Center in Hagerstown, Md., Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, for the first day of in-person early voting. (Colleen McGrath/The Herald-Mail via AP)

2020 roundup: Most key lawmakers for feds keep congressional seats

The vast majority of congressmen and senators who hold a key committee post or have a history of advocating for federal employees have won their reelection bids. Here’s a roundup of the 2020 congressional races that matter to federal employees and contractors.

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