FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2019 file photo, construction crews install new border wall sections seen from Tijuana, Mexico. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., says the Pentagon is planning to tap $1 billion in leftover funds from military pay and pensions accounts to help President Donald Trump pay for his long-sought border wall. Durbin told The Associated Press, “it’s coming out of military pay and pensions, $1 billion, that’s the plan.”(AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

DoD authorizes up to $1 billion for wall at U.S. southern border

In today’s Federal Newscast, up to $1 billion from DoD is now available to help support the Homeland Security Department’s drug enforcement efforts at…

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Lawmakers challenge ‘floundering’ USPS privatization plan amid growing opposition

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‘You do more than deliver the mail.’ Letter carriers praised for everyday acts of heroism

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Unionized postal workers may continue to take unpaid leave to campaign

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Trump administration seeks to restructure, then privatize Postal Service

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Michael McDonald

USPS employees receive latest pay raise, COLA increase under union deal

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USPS

Postal employees’ pay raise in the works as union contact nears final approval

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Michael McDonald

Postal Service reports $200M loss, despite increase in package delivery

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postal reform

Postal reform legislation continues momentum with union support

A long-awaited bill to reform the U.S. Postal Service’s troubled finances could have the momentum it needs to make it to President Donald Trump’s desk…

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Jason Chaffetz

Chaffetz: Postal reform bill needed to reform ‘unsustainable’ trajectory

After years of pressuring from the Postal Service and a series of stalled bipartisan bills, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has made…

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In this Feb. 5, 2016, photo, a mail clerk at the Wynne Unit of the Texas prison system makes her way through a box of letters for inmates in Huntsville, Texas. Every piece of mail is checked for contraband, like drugs hidden under stamps, or messages or words in correspondence that suggest violence or escape plans, as well as attempts by convicts to profit from some enterprise or business while behind bars. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Postal Service reports $5.6 billion loss for fiscal 2016

The U.S. Postal Service, having faced years of financial hardship, posted a $5.6 billion net loss for fiscal 2016, despite an increase in revenue this year.

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