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House-passed oversight package would expand federal employee whistleblower protections

The 174-page bill, which the House passed earlier this week along party lines, expands federal employee whistleblower protections and updates the 80-year-old…

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Probe finds Trump officials repeatedly violated Hatch Act

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ATF misclassified jobs, improperly paid out law enforcement benefits, audit finds

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After years of complaints, House committee considering changes to VA accountability office

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Ivanka Trump, right, and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, left, speak with a farming family during a visit to the North Carolina State Farmers Market in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

USDA Secretary in hot water for talking politics on a work trip

In today’s Federal Newscast, a cabinet secretary gets a bill and a slap on the wrist for a recent alleged Hatch Act violation.

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Many feds do care about the Hatch Act. But the law allows others to shrug it off.

Violating the Hatch Act can cost federal employees their jobs, but the law leaves enough room for top officials in White House — regardless of the administration…

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President Donald Trump arrives to listen to first lady Melania Trump speak during the 2020 Republican National Convention from the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Official word: The Hatch Act does not apply to Trump and Pence

In today’s Federal Newscast: Special Counsel Henry Kerner said the Hatch Act does not apply to Trump and Pence, the Post Office lost $1 billion dollars last month and a missing Fort Hood soldier is found dead.

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