Jamie Raskin

Government Shutdown Explainer

There’s only one question before Congress, at least this week

With the machinery already cranking up for a federal government shutdown, can Congress pull itself together to pass a continuing resolution? The situation…

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House Oversight Committee advances bills affecting cyber, AI for feds

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(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)A mailbox is seen in Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

House lawmakers probe USPS extreme heat protections following letter carrier’s death

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OPM’s dual role in talent acquisition poses ‘conflict of interest’

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Union leaders, lawmakers call for expanded pay, benefits for federal workforce

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TSP board shares ‘optimistic’ timeline for resolving call center issues

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Expanding paid family leave for federal employees faces tough, heated fight

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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…

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(AP Photo/John Raoux)A briefcase of a census taker is seen as she knocks on the door of a residence Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Winter Park, Fla. A half-million census takers head out en mass this week to knock on the doors of households that haven't yet responded to the 2020 census. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Census experts warn ‘extreme truncation’ of 2020 count puts data quality at risk

The Census Bureau will wrap up field operations for the 2020 count in less than 20 days, but enumerators have yet to count 15% of the population in 10…

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Des Moines Area Religious Council Food Pantry worker Patrick Minor pulls a package of ground pork out of a cooler during a pantry stop, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. As food banks have struggled to meet soaring demand from people suddenly out of work because of the coronavirus outbreak, it has been especially troubling to see farmers have to bury produce, dump milk and euthanize hogs. Now some states are spending more money to help pay for food that might otherwise go to waste, the U.S. Agriculture Department is spending $3 billion to help get farm products to food banks, and U.S. senator is seeking $8 billion more to buy farm produce for food banks. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Agencies may not have gotten the best deals on coronavirus contracts

In today’s Federal Newscast, agencies have spent almost $18 billion on goods and services in response to the coronavirus pandemic from March to June, and 47% of that was not competed among vendors.

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