Tim Kaine

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)FILE- In this March 30, 2019, file photo the Dome of the U.S. Capitol Building is visible as cherry blossom trees bloom on the West Lawn in Washington. On Wednesday, April 10, the Treasury Department releases federal budget data for March. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

The swirling sound you hear is Congress going ’round and ’round on some old ideas

The great flywheel of appropriations gets a big shove today with release of the administration’s 2023 budget request, six months before fiscal 2023 actually…

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Chuck Schumer

Congress looks to next year to take up where it’ll leave off this year

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In this photo made available by the U.S. Navy, the guided-missile submarine USS Georgia, front, with the guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal, transit the Strait of Hormuz in Persian Gulf, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. The vessels traversed the strategically vital waterway between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula on Monday, the U.S. Navy said, a rare announcement that comes amid rising tensions with Iran. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Indra Beaufort/U.S. Navy via AP)

First look at Senate NDAA adds $35B to DoD, takes all nonmilitary crimes out of chain of command

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(Michael Reynolds/Pool via AP)Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., questions United States Ambassador to the United Nations nominee Linda Thomas-Greenfield during for her confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Washington. (Michael Reynolds/Pool via AP)

Checking DoD’s homework on acquisition reforms top of mind for Sen. Kaine

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Mark Warner

Senators join industry groups asking for extension of contractor pay provision

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An American flag flies above the White House, Sunday, July 19, 2020, in Washington, a day after it flew at half-staff in remembrance of Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

White House aims to limit foreign labor federal contractors can use

In today’s Federal Newscast, a new executive order from the White House calls on agencies to examine contractors’ use of foreign workers.

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Administration’s reopening plans ‘unsafe’ for federal employees, senators say

Maryland and Virginia senators are calling on the Trump administration to issue new guidance allowing federal employees to continue maximum telework. Existing…

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telework, coronavirus

Citing ‘unnecessarily complex’ coronavirus guidance, senators seek more assurances from OPM

The largest federal employee union is also urging the Office of Personnel Management to allow all telework-eligible workers to begin immediately working remotely.

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