In this image from video, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks on the House floor, Thursday, July 23, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington.   Ocasio-Cortez's objections to a Republican lawmaker's verbal assault on her expanded Thursday as she and other Democrats took to the House floor to demand an end to a sexist culture of “accepting violence and violent language against women.”  Rep. Nydia Velázquez, D-N.Y., is seated right. (House Television via AP)

House, Senate Dems want to allow Postal Service to do more banking activities

In today’s Federal Newscast, House and Senate Democrats press the rest of Congress to let the Postal Service get into the banking business.

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Senate zipping through confirmations on the way to impeachment trial

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Defense chief orders review of military sex assault programs

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Last day of FY 2020, Senate expected to send through CR to the President

In today’s Federal Newscast, today is the last day of fiscal 2020 and the Senate is expected to move the continuing resolution forward to the President’s desk.

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VA sees slight drop in facilities with staffing shortages

In today’s Federal Newscast, medical centers at the Department of Veterans Affairs see a slight improvement in staffing shortages over the last year.

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Last month of the fiscal year, what does Congress have planned?

Not much got done in Congress over the last two weeks, and tomorrow is the first day of the last month of the fiscal year.

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