Defense Secretary Mark Esper speaks during a briefing on counternarcotics operations at U.S. Southern Command, Friday, July 10, 2020, in Doral, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Defense Sec. bans photographs being used when considering promotions

In today’s Federal Newscast, Defense Secretary Mark Esper bans photographs from being used in the process to promote officers and enlisted service members.

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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

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Linda McMahon, Chris Murphy

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

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

Federal workforce issues chief among Beltway lawmakers, new and old

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Election Day 2016: What to watch for and remember as a federal employee

Election Day can be a whirlwind of campaign signs, crowded polling sites and an avalanche of social media posts. To help cut through the chaos, here’s…

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Reps. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah)/APHouse Oversight and Government Reform Committee

5 bills House lawmakers wanted to act on before summer break

The House Oversight and Government Reform committee passed a series of bills during a July 12 markup hearing aimed at improving and reforming digital record-keeping…

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The west front of the U.S. Capitol is seen under repair, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015 in Washington. Congressional proceedings are routinely convoluted, often inscrutable and sometimes bizarre. Even by those standards, the upcoming vote on the Iran nuclear deal stands out as particularly bewildering. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Breaking news, writing bills; 10 stories from Capitol Hill

Federal News Radio counts down the 10 biggest stories that came out of Congress in 2015.

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