(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2013 file photo, the Social Security Administration's main campus is seen in Woodlawn, Md. Medicare’s financial problems have gotten worse, and Social Security’s can’t be ignored forever. The government’s annual assessment is a sobering checkup on programs vital to the middle class. The report from program trustees says Medicare will become insolvent in 2026, three years earlier than previously forecast. The report says Social Security will become insolvent in 2034, no change from the projection last year.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Senators growing frustrated with SSA’s closed offices, pandemic workarounds

The Social Security Administration said it would begin to incrementally bring more staff back to work in person at its field offices, as senators say the…

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Emergency responders pivoting to virtual training as coronavirus collides with hurricane season

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)Charles Rettig

IRS commissioner expects ‘full staffing’ at tax processing, call centers by mid-July

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GPO tells passport production staff to return to work July 6 following State Dept reopening

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Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., left, speaks with Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. (Sarah Silbiger/Pool via AP)

Will the coronavirus be the push Congress needs to modernize long-standing inefficiencies?

Proxy voting with or without quorum, video hearings, limiting member travel and maintaining social distancing at the Capitol have required lawmakers to…

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A shuttered storefront is padlocked as the Stewart County courthouse is reflected in the town square, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, in Lumpkin, Ga. The town has few available resources, only three immigration lawyers work here full time. There are no hotels and many businesses in the downtown are shuttered. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

As agencies reopen, federal buildings security sheds light on coronavirus protections

The Interagency Security Committee is looking to ensure a safe return of employees and visitors to federal buildings as more agencies to reopen offices,

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In this May 27, 2020, photo, a worker at Brasserie Beck, a restaurant along K Street in downtown Washington, power washes the outdoor seating area. The nation's capital is starting to reopen, Starting May 29, a tiny slice of pre-pandemic normality starts returning to the city as the three-month old coronavirus stay-home order is replaced by the first phase of a reopening plan(AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

Remote inspections are critical to safely reopening US economy

With phased re-openings of our communities happening at different rates across the country a return to “normal” is months away.

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