Senate Appropriations Committee

(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

The Navy and Air Force want to shed existing weapons systems to free up funds for great power competition. Many of those systems really are old, but not all.

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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

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

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)The rising sun divides the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday morning, Sept. 25, 2019, the day after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., declared she will launch a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senate sends shutdown-averting CR to Trump’s desk

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In this May 18, 2017, photo, Nathan Singletary, 67, a social worker for 40 years, fills out paperwork at the AARP Foundation in Harrisburg, Pa. Singletary is beyond the traditional retirement age, but he’s only just beginning a new career - helping other low-income, unemployed Americans over age 55 find jobs. Singletary got his job through the half-century-old Senior Community Service Employment Program, a training and placement program underwritten by taxpayers aimed at putting older Americans back into the workforce. (AP Photo/Laurie Kellman)

NTEU says bar set too high in proving age discrimination

In today’s Federal Newscast, the National Treasury Employees Union wants the Supreme Court to reverse a lower court’s decision on age discrimination in…

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HUD Secretary Carson cleared of misconduct in purchasing probe

The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s independent watchdog has cleared Secretary Ben Carson of any misconduct in connection with the order…

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Senate ups R&D spending in defense appropriations bill, battle still brewing on wall funding

The Senate defense appropriations bill give DoD more than $100 billion in research and development spending.

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