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House Oversight and Reform Committee Ranking Member James Comer, R-Ky., speaks during a House Oversight and Reform Committee regarding the on Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP)

GOP members of Congress have lingering questions about federal vaccine mandate

In today’s Federal Newscast, top Republicans on the House Oversight and Reform Committee have more questions about the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate…

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(Greg Nash/Pool via AP)Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., listens during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing to examine an update from Federal officials on efforts to combat COVID-19 on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, on Capitol Hill, in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)

Congress makes government overlap, duplication problems worse, senator says

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In sending checks marked ‘deceased,’ IRS prioritized payment speed

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GAO looking at whether shutdown-impacted agencies exceeded authority in staying open

GAO is taking a closer look at whether some of the efforts agencies took during the last shutdown meet the criteria for very narrow exceptions under the…

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HHS gets recommendations on how to better spend its money

In today’s Federal Newscast, Health and Human Services releases 25 ways the agency can improve how it spends taxpayer money.

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GAO waiting on OMB’s master list of agency programs nearly 10 years past deadline

GAO estimates agencies could save billions of dollars by reducing the number of agency programs with overlapping missions, but the OMB has yet to complete a comprehensive inventory of agency programs nearly a decade after Congress mandated it. 

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