Susan Collins

Government Shutdown Explainer

There’s only one question before Congress, at least this week

With the machinery already cranking up for a federal government shutdown, can Congress pull itself together to pass a continuing resolution? The situation…

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Commerce, HUD detail office reentry plans as lawmakers urge faster return to in-person work

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(Colleen McGrath/The Herald-Mail via AP)A voter stands on a social distance marker outside the Washington County Election Center in Hagerstown, Md., Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, for the first day of in-person early voting. (Colleen McGrath/The Herald-Mail via AP)

2020 roundup: Most key lawmakers for feds keep congressional seats

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Donald Trump

Payroll tax deferral will kick in for military, civilian feds next week

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Jennifer Wexton, Brenda Lawrence, Steny Hoyer

Vacation on hold? House bill would allow feds to carry over unused annual leave

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collective bargaining

Uncertain fate lies ahead for DoD collective bargaining with Trump memo

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Despite last year’s victories, familiar challenges resurface for AFGE in 2020

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Commerce IG auditing Census Bureau’s cybersecurity ahead of 2020 count

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Commerce Department’s inspector general is running an audit of the bureau’s cybersecurity measures.

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Donald Trump, Rex Tillerson

GAO: Changes in leadership at the State Dept. have hampered reorganization efforts

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Government Accountability Office found leadership changes have stalled out some of the agency’s reorganization efforts.

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How a simple tweet opened frustration floodgates over security clearances

Lawmakers introduced legislation to publish standards for granting, denying or revoking security clearances.

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