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Congress seems to get deeper and deeper into its own maze

Looking at Capitol Hill this week, you can almost see two Congresses: The one working through ordinary items like confirmation hearings, and the one deeply…

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)Shalanda Young testifies during a Senate Budget Committee hearing to examine her nomination to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

OMB nominees pledge to break down federal hiring barriers

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Senate appropriators propose federal pay freeze for civilian employees in 2021

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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2019, file photo a citizen candidate holds an American flag and the words to The Star-Spangled Banner before the start of a naturalization ceremony at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Miami field office in Miami. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officers can now create fictitious social media accounts to monitor information on foreigners seeking visas, green cards and citizenship.(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

With improved financial outlook, USCIS buys more time to avoid employee furloughs

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DoD plan to classify spending plans gets thumbs down from almost everyone

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More immigration judges, consolidation color DOJ 2020 budget request

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DoD asks Congress for bigger pay raise, FOIA exemptions

The Defense Department is giving Congress its suggestions for the 2018 defense authorization bill. The proposal gives service members a 2.1 percent pay raise.

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Senators seek information on FBI cell tracking

Leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Wednesday
they were seeking answers from the Obama administration about federal law
enforcement’s use…

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Senate Judiciary approves bill to codify ‘presumption of openness’

Senate committee lawmakers voted to send a manager’s amendment to the Freedom of Information Act Improvement Act to the full body for consideration. The bill would require agencies to release documents more proactively.

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