House Democrats have again reintroduced legislation that would guarantee paid family leave for federal employees to care for a new child or sick family member. This time, the Federal Employee Paid Leave Act would guarantee up to 12 weeks of time.
In today’s Federal Newscast, several DC area members of Congress want to know if it’s realistic for federal employees to expect more money in their next paycheck on March 15.
At least five bills have been reintroduced in the 116th Congress by incumbent lawmakers. And as the fog of last month’s partial government shutdown clears, it’s possible more bills have or will resurface.
The House is set to clear a 2.6 percent federal pay raise for civilian employees this year. The Senate already has a companion of the Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Fairness Act.
In today’s Federal Newscast, President Donald Trump hints that another government shutdown is likely after funding runs out again in three weeks.
Both the House and Senate easily passed a three-week continuing resolution that would end the government shutdown and temporarily fund shuttered agencies through Feb. 15. The Office of Management and Budget has already urged agencies to begin preparing for an “orderly reopening” of government.
House Democrats in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia said they’re reminding their colleagues during the government shutdown: most federal employees live outside the Washington metropolitan area.
Federal News Network is tracking which members of the new Democratic House majority are vying for leadership positions that can have a direct impact on federal employees, including Speaker of the House and committee chairmanships.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a new campaign from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency looks to develop new artificial intelligence technologies.
A coalition of House Democrats from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia are calling on congressional leadership to change course on the president’s proposed federal pay freeze.