The Federal Vacancies Reform Act means Matthew Donovan, the acting undersecretary for personnel and readiness, must step aside from the role while the Senate considers his nomination for the same position.
In today’s Federal Newscast, after one of the world’s wealthiest individuals had his phone hacked, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) wants intelligence agencies to begin an investigation.
The Senate should have the chance to vote on Merit System Protection Board nominees.
Today’s confirmation hearing for the next inspector general of the Environmental Protection Agency could be a difficult one.
The Senate confirmed Dale Cabaniss to be the permanent director of the Office of Personnel Management, following nearly a year of acting leadership from the Office of Management and Budget.
With a Defense secretary confirmed and a deputy secretary in the wings, Pentagon officials said they’ll prioritize filling the rest of DoD’s vacant political positions.
The president’s pick to lead the Interior Department may have more direct experience than his predecessor, but the concerns about ethics and department leadership have not abated.
President Donald Trump announced the nomination of a permanent administrator of Federal Aviation Administration as the agency faces new scrutiny over its oversight after a pair of deadly crashes by Boeing’s new aircraft.
The vote now heads to the full Senate, where Barr is expected to be confirmed in a vote as soon as next week. Barr, who previously served as attorney general from 1991 to 1993, would succeed Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
The Senate has confirmed Emory Rounds as the new director of the Office of Government Ethics. The agency veteran was a surprise nominee considering the strained relationship President Donald Trump has had with the office.