Tom Carper

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

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

Members of the Senate Finance Committee are calling on the Internal Revenue Service to rely on barcodes to process millions of paper tax returns more quickly.

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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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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…

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What’s taking so long on those new administrative leave options?

It’s been more than two years since Congress agreed to overhaul federal administrative leave policies, but agencies are still missing the regulations needed to implement some of the more transformative changes.

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