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The evolving federal market for small businesses

David Black and Ken Dodds joined host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss the latest policy, program and legal developments impacting…

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Congress seals agreement on $900 billion COVID relief bill

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Peter DeFazio

Legislators hope to secure higher COLA for federal retirees

In today’s Federal Newscast, two House Democrats are introducing their own legislation that would give retirees a higher cost-of-living adjustment next year.

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PRAC builds data transparency to create ‘citizen watchdogs’ for pandemic fraud

The Pandemic Response Accountability Committee oversees a bailout about three times as large as what Congress spent on the 2008 recession, but also benefits…

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A portion of President Donald Trump's first proposed budget, focusing on the Small Business Administration, and released by the Office of Management and Budget, is photographed in Washington, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

SBA’s 2020 pandemic transition, from big to huge, without flinching

If any federal agency was in the spotlight at the beginning of the pandemic, it was the Small Business Administration. While SBA employees, like so many, made the swift move to maximize telework, they were simultaneously tasked with administering a trillion-dollar loan program.

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