Tammy Duckworth

Tammy Duckworth

Lawmakers seek OPM update on plans to expand infertility coverage for federal employees

Democratic lawmakers are urging the Office of Personnel Management to follow through on its plans to expand federal employees’ medical coverage to cover…

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Amelia Brust/Federal News Networkworkplace diversity

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

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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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Tammy Duckworth

4 NDAA amendments to watch as Senate takes up bill

Financial literacy, parental leave and contracting issues are all being addressed by amendments to the 2018 defense authorization bill.

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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 promised to be an advocate for small businesses struggling to work with government agencies.

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