Tom Carper

Federal Employees Health Benefits program

Stricter FEHB requirements from OPM aim to root out ineligible members

Starting in this year’s Open Season, agencies will be required to validate participant eligibility for a random sample of at least 10% of FEHB enrollments.

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Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., speaks during a news conference

Senators press for barcodes on tax returns so IRS can process them faster

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(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, a sign on a door of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington. Long-running research projects credited with pivotal discoveries about the harm that pesticides, air pollution and other hazards pose to children are in jeopardy or shutting down because the Environmental Protection Agency will not commit to their continued funding, researchers say.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

With low staffing and high workloads, EPA’s large budget proposal is a ‘catch-up game,’ administrator says

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Toni Sandys/The Washington Post via APSenator Gary Peters, D-Mich., questions Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing to examine Department of Homeland Security personnel deployments to recent protests on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Washington. (Toni Sandys/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)

Lawmakers ask for GAO’s help to identify ‘burrowing’ over last 4 years

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Congress, employee groups ramp up pressure to block Schedule F executive order

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Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, listens during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing examining issues facing prisons and jails during the coronavirus pandemic on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. (Erin Scott/Pool via AP)

Sen. Ernst: Telework ‘bolsters’ claim federal agencies don’t need DC headquarters

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In sending checks marked ‘deceased,’ IRS prioritized payment speed

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In this Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 photo Rep. Greg Gianforte listens during a meeting with leaders from the Montana Department of Justice and Montana Highway Patrol in Helena, Mont.. Gianforte is running against Democratic challenger Kathleen Williams to keep the congressional seat he won last year in a special election. (AP Photo/Matt Volz)

Members of Congress worried about coronavirus stimulus checks going to dead people

In today’s Federal Newscast, dead people are getting coronavirus stimulus payments, and a bipartisan group of lawmakers asks the Treasury Department, IRS…

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Steve Mnuchin

Democratic lawmakers wary of Treasury’s conditions for USPS $10B emergency loan

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) said that before the COVID-19 pandemic, USPS and Treasury had negotiated lifting the Postal Service’s borrowing cap. But…

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Senate Dems concerned with EPA’s handling of contract negotiations with AFGE

In today’s Federal Newscast, over 40 Senate Democrats express opposition to how the Environmental Protection Agency is handling its collective bargaining with the American Federation of Government Employees.

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