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Sunlight shines on the U.S. Capitol dome on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Feb. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Senate passes 2022 federal spending bill, sends to Biden’s desk

The $1.5 trillion spending bill, approved almost halfway through the fiscal year, is expected to be swiftly signed into law by the president.

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FILE - Sunlight shines on the U.S. House of Representatives and Capitol dome on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 21, 2022. In good times or bad, U.S. presidents come to Congress with a diagnosis that hardly differs over the decades. In their State of the Union speeches, they declare “the state of our union is strong,” or words very much like it. Whatever phrase President Joe Biden uses in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night, American unity and strength are being sharply tested on multiple fronts.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Senate passes $1.5T omnibus spending deal seeking state of the federal workforce updates

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(DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Kelly Simon, U.S. Army)U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone Lawrence, right, places a temporary teal ribbon tattoo on a Soldier's hand at the Koele dining facility at Bagram Airfield in Parwan province, Afghanistan, April 2, 2014. The teal ribbon was the symbol of sexual assault survivors and awareness. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Kelly Simon, U.S. Army/Released)

Senators concerned over DoD’s sexual assault overhaul timeline

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(AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)The new USS Little Rock arrives at Buffalo harbor with a police and fireboat escort, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. The littoral combat ship will be docked on the Lake Erie waterfront until its commissioning Dec. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thhompson)

Pentagon faces political battle to retire old weapons systems — and some newer ones

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(Tasos Katopodis/Pool via AP)FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2020, file photo Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Charles Rettig testifies before a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing in Washington. At a Senate hearing Rettig said Tuesday, April 13, 2021, that he expects to meet the July 1 deadline in the new pandemic rescue law for starting a groundbreaking tax program aimed at reducing child poverty. That means new advance monthly payments of as much as $300 per child could begin flowing to lower-income families this summer. (Tasos Katopodis/Pool via AP, File)

IRS plans ‘significant hiring’ to stay ahead of 52K employees expected to leave in coming years

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VA’s meteoric telehealth expansion poses new questions for the future

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Senate appropriators propose federal pay freeze for civilian employees in 2021

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Senate joins House in providing no funding for OPM-GSA merger

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Sen. Cardin ‘hopeful’ to reach 3.1% raise during approps conference

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) is hopeful to secure a 3.1% raise during the conference on appropriations, and that Congress will pass a full budget before the…

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Senator concerned USDA move is starting to affect research operations

In today’s Federal Newscast, Senate Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) says the USDA relocation is delaying implementation of…

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Trump signs continuing resolution, averting government shutdown until Nov. 21

President Donald Trump Friday evening signed the seven-week continuing resolution into law, delaying fears of another government shutdown until Nov. 21.

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