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Senate Dems introduce bill to prevent Schedule F from resurfacing

The Preventing a Patronage System Act would stop any federal job from reclassification outside of merit system principles.

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Mark Warner, Marco Rubio

A bipartisan Senate push to tamp down at least one threat from China

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)FILE- In this March 30, 2019, file photo the Dome of the U.S. Capitol Building is visible as cherry blossom trees bloom on the West Lawn in Washington. On Wednesday, April 10, the Treasury Department releases federal budget data for March. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

The swirling sound you hear is Congress going ’round and ’round on some old ideas

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OMB sees 2022 as ‘most significant year’ for security clearance reform

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(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)FILE - This March 22, 2013 file photo, shows the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington. The Internal Revenue Service is recalling about 46,000 of its employees furloughed by the government shutdown, nearly 60 percent of its workforce, to handle tax returns and pay out refunds. The employees won't be paid. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

IRS takes steps to avoid tax return processing delays as filing season starts

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Nominee for DHS intel office pledges to take on longstanding morale issues

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Defense bill set to deal civilian cyber agency a big power boost

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Chuck Schumer

Congress’ summer break is like a vacation during which you’ve got to keep checking email

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AP Photo/Ted ShaffreyColonial Pipeline storage tanks are seen in Woodbridge, N.J., Monday, May 10, 2021. Gasoline futures are ticking higher following a cyberextortion attempt on the Colonial Pipeline, a vital U.S. pipeline that carries fuel from the Gulf Coast to the Northeast. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)

Biden administration eyes mandates under new effort to improve critical infrastructure cybersecurity

The administration will develop performance goals for critical infrastructure cybersecurity as part of an effort emphasizing voluntary collaboration, but…

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Mark Warner

Warner says ‘time is now’ for cyber incident reporting legislation

A new bill in the Senate would require federal contractors, agencies and critical infrastructure operators to report cyber intrusions within 24 hours.

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From left, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.,Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ron Wyden, D-O.R., announce a draft bill that would decriminalize marijuana on a federal level, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)

COVID safety protocols, infrastructure and insurrection on Congress’ agenda this week

A Senate measure would bolster safety for when feds returned to the office. This and more updates from WTOP Capitol Hill correspondent Mitchell Miller.

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