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$100,000 ID-theft scheme earns VA employee a 46-month federal prison sentence

National Security experts are calling on the U.S. to expand its list of banned Chinese companies. A small-town VA employee’s $100,000 scheme gets him 46…

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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2018 file photo, the U.S. Medicare Handbook is photographed in Washington.  The Senate has confirmed President Joe Biden’s pick to run U.S. health insurance programs, putting in place a key player who’ll carry out his strategy for expanding affordable coverage and reining in prescription drug costs. Obama-era policy adviser Chiquita Brooks-LaSure will be the first Black woman to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS, which also administers children’s health insurance and the Affordable Care Act.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Senate confirms Brooks-LaSure to run health care programs

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Anton Hajjar, Amber McReynolds, Ronald Stroman, Kiran Ahuja

Senate committee advances Ahuja’s nomination for OPM director

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Bicyclists ride past an inner perimeter of security fencing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sunday, March 21, 2021, after portions of an outer perimeter of fencing were removed overnight to allow public access. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Will it ever be time for federal employees to return to their regular offices?

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Will Congress ever return to the normal budget process? Whatever that is

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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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Congress is delving deep into some nitty-gritty governmental issues

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(Leigh Vogel/Pool via AP)Neera Tanden testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs committee on her nomination to become the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), during a hearing Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (Leigh Vogel/Pool via AP)

IT modernization is a priority for Biden’s OMB pick, but she acknowledges funding challenges

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Loren Duggan Bloomberg Government

Congress is busy, but not with bills necessarily

The riots and the inauguration behind it, Congress has barely settled into the next session. With only a few bills actually introduced, the Senate is mainly…

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Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett arrives for her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (Caroline Brehman/Pool via AP)

All eyes on the Senate, will any other work get done?

The Senate is almost totally occupied with Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, but this debate also crowds out other important…

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Different stimulus bills from the House and Senate to come

The Senate will craft a stimulus bill very different from that of the House, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services could get bailout help from Congress this week.

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