Tammy Duckworth

Amelia Brust/Federal News Networkworkplace diversity

For federal accessibility managers, adding ‘A’ to new DEIA initiative is a welcome change

A recent executive order forces all of government to consider how the federal work environment — from the digital tools agencies use to the physical…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)Senior Master Sgt. Paul Kalle, 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, speaks with a family during a Deployed Spouses Dinner Feb. 18, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The monthly event is a free dinner at Georgia Pines Dining Facility designed as a ‘thank you’ for each families’ support and sacrifice while their spouse is deployed or on a remote assignment. The dinner, occurring on every third Tuesday of the month, provides an opportunity for spouses to interact with other families of deployed Airmen, key spouses and unit leadership, as well as provide a break for the spouse while military sponsor is deployed. The next Deployed Spouses Dinner will be March 17. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)

Some lawmakers want to rethink military benefits as service member families go hungry

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Lloyd Austin

Senators concerned by military leadership of DoD, but will their votes reflect it?

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AP/Andrew HarnikGen. John Hyten appears before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 30, 2019, for his confirmation hearing to be Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Gen. Hyten faces concerns about leadership, assault allegations during confirmation hearing

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Scott Pruitt

Bill to shield EPA during appropriations a ‘good step,’ but more congressional buy-in needed

The Recognizing the Environmental Gains in Overcoming Negligence (REGION) Act would prohibit using money set aside in appropriations bills to consolidate…

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Linda McMahon, Chris Murphy

WWE’s McMahon still standing after positive confirmation hearing for SBA role

Linda McMahon, President Donald Trump’s pick for Small Business Administration leader, received bipartisan support during her confirmation hearing. McMahon…

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Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.)/AP/Susan Walsh

Federal workforce issues chief among Beltway lawmakers, new and old

While Republicans clinched the White House and both congressional chambers, government pundits say it’s important that both political parties support the federal workforce and government, especially in the D.C. area.

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