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Agencies begin setting tentative reentry dates for federal employees

Some organizations are tentatively eyeing fall agency reentry dates for their employees, but they face pressure from some members of Congress, who want…

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)FILE - In this May 22, 2020, file photo the Dome of the U.S. Capitol Building is visible through heavy fog in Washington. New virus relief will have to wait until after the November election. Congress is past the point at which it can deliver more coronavirus aid soon, with differences between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Republicans and President Donald Trump proving insurmountable. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Biden to outline ‘American Family Plan’ at address to joint session of Congress

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(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)FILE - This July 16, 2019, file photo shows the Capitol Dome in Washington.  The U.S. government's budget deficit hit $735.7 billion through the first four months of the budget year, an all-time high for the period, as a pandemic-induced recession cut into tax revenues while spending on COVID relief measures sent outlays soaring. The Treasury Department reported Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021,  that the deficit so far for the budget year that began Oct. 1 is 89% higher than the $389.2 billion deficit run up in the same period a year ago.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

After a decade-long hiatus, earmarks appear to be headed back to the Congressional appropriations process

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NAT Trump

Update: House approves temporary measure for proxy voting, remote committee work

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The U.S. Capitol in Washington is shrouded in mist, Friday night, Dec. 13, 2019.  This coming week’s virtually certain House impeachment of President Donald Trump will underscore how Democrats and Republicans have morphed into fiercely divided camps since lawmakers impeached President Bill Clinton.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

$1.4T spending package crammed with unrelated provisions

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FILE - In Dec. 14, 2016 file photo, early morning traffic rolls down Pennsylvania Avenue toward the U.S. Capitol as daybreaks in Washington.   The federal government swung to a surplus of $214.3 billion in April, 2018 primarily reflecting the revenue from that month’s annual tax filing deadline. The Treasury Department reports that last month’s surplus increased 17.4 percent from a year ago. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

New bill would extend identity protection benefits for feds compromised in OPM breach

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Paul Ryan, Kevin McCarthy

House passes defense budget, CR for civilian agencies through March 23

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Navy Secretary Richard SpencerRichard Spencer

Navy says it’s wasted $4 billion on continuing resolutions since 2011

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Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.)/(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Jerry Moran

In the end, Senate lets the MGT Act in the defense bill

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Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.)

9 Republicans now say they oppose proposed cuts to federal retirement

Some Republicans are joining about 100 House Democrats in voicing their opposition to the president’s proposed changes to federal retirement.

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New cloud buying guide underpins IT modernization bill, cyber EO

The Cloud Center of Excellence this week will release a draft best practices guide that will give agency contracting officers, chief information officers…

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Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas)

Rep. Hurd unveils version 2 of IT modernization bill

The Modernizing Government Technology Act will let agencies keep savings for up to three years to reinvest in IT transformation projects.

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