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Members of Congress want more transparency on troop movements

In today’s Federal Newscast, some members of Congress want a deeper look into how the Defense Department is allocating its troops.

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A big appetite for armed forces around the world might be hurting military readiness

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House, Senate lawmakers disagree over the need for White House involvement in JEDI

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The U.S. Capitol is seen as Congress and President Donald Trump move closer to a deadline to fund parts of the government, in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House passes its own CR with border funding, setting up Friday shutdown showdown

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President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron during the G-7 summit, Friday, June 8, 2018, in Charlevoix, Canada. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

21 House Republicans ask Trump to rescind workforce executive orders

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Bipartisan bill calls for giving ‘non-critical sensitive’ defense workers due process

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Will DoD employees get a full paycheck after the shutdown?

Military personnel will get their next paycheck in full, but things are a little more complicated for DoD civilian employees.

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This is what a shutdown will look like for DoD employees

Essential employees will still go to work, but everyone else will be sitting at home.

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Rep. Rob Wittman: Bill would help Navy reach magic number of 350 ships

Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.), chairman of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, wants to make sure the Navy reaches its magic number of 350 ships. Wittman spoke to Federal News Radio’s Scott Maucione on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about a bill he introduced that will help the Navy do that.

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