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Loren Duggan Bloomberg Government

Noise from Capitol Hill is starting to sound like a broken record

Federal Drive with Tom Temin got the latest from Bloomberg Government Deputy News Director Loren Duggan.

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Chairman Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., speaks during a Senate Governmental Affairs Committee hybrid nominations hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 22, 2021, to consider the nominees for Postal Service Governors Anton Hajjar, Amber McReynolds, and Ronald Stroman, along with Kiran Ahuja, the nominee to be Office of Personnel Management Director. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Senate lawmakers introduce FISMA reforms, including cyber incident reporting for agencies, contractors

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Loren Duggan Bloomberg Government

Several Transportation Department agencies back to work this morning following a brief shutdown

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Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Janet Yellen

For Congress, and for government operations, it’s a do-or-die week

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Joe Biden

Biden will now require vaccines for all federal employees via new executive order

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Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

Privacy, technology groups urge Biden to revive surveillance oversight board

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(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)FILE - In this photo March 22, 2013 file photo, the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington. A complaint filed with the IRS alleges that a conservative group is violating its nonpartisan and nonprofit status by using a voter data system linked to the Republican party. The complaint is against the American Legislative Exchange Council. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

IRS could raise $200B in revenue, double its workforce under Biden spending plan

The IRS plans to surge its hiring to fill its depleted ranks. The agency told Congress last year it has 33,000 fewer employees than it did a decade ago.

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Afghans wait for hours to try to withdraw money, in front of Kabul Bank, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Khwaja Tawfiq Sediqi)

Some federal employees still stuck in Afghanistan

In today’s Federal Newscast, the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan leaves some federal employees behind.

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Jawan Williams loads his vehicle with sandbags before landfall of Hurricane Ida at the Frederick Sigur Civic Center in Chalmette, La., which is part of the Greater New Orleans metropolitan area, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021.  The storm is expected to bring winds as high as 140 mph when it slams ashore late Sunday.   (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

FEMA deploying over 2,000 employees as Ida carves destructive path

In today’s Federal Newscast, more than 2,400 FEMA employees are in place to help out citizens in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and other states that are in the path of Hurricane Ida.

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