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 Federal News Radio’s roundup of congressional races, presidential platforms and Hatch Act reminders.
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 practices and making federal agencies and oversight more efficient and accessible.
Federal News Radio counts down the 10 biggest stories that came out of Congress in 2015.
Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) on Dec. 1 introduced a bill that would give federal retirees and Americans receiving Social Security benefits a one-time cost-of-living adjustment in 2016 equal to a 3.9 percent increase for most recipients.
The Internal Revenue Service said Wednesday it is seeking to cut its business relationship with a firm that may have had inside access to the agency’s procurement decisions. Lawmakers also questioned agency decisions to award the company special status as veteran-owned and serving economically-disadvantaged areas.
Tammy Duckworth submitted her resignation from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development have partnered to conduct a more thorough analysis of the nation’s homeless veteran population. The agencies said the new data will allow them to get the right services to the vets who need them.
Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor ALL those who served honorably in the military – in wartime or peacetime. VA Assistant Secretary Tammy Duckworth joins us with details.
More than 500 wheelchair athletes who are all military Veterans begin competition at the 30th National Veterans Wheelchair Games. Tammy Duckworth, VA Assistant Secretary, has details.