President-elect Donald Trump’s nominations for Defense, Homeland Security and National Security Advisor touch off Washington star wars.
David Hawkings, senior editor at Roll Call, predicts that proposed changes by lawmakers will likely garner more support from the Trump administration than they did in the Obama administration. Hawkings walks Federal Drive with Tom Temin through the Capitol Hill near-term agenda.
President Donald Trump got to work quickly after his inauguration a week ago. Of greatest immediate impact on federal employees, by Monday the administration had imposed a hiring freeze.
When Donald Trump, as president-elect, went after the intelligence community on its reports of alleged Russian election hacking, one could say it surprised the establishment. Daniel Benjamin, a former State Department employee and scholar at Dartmouth College, argues on Federal Drive with Tom Temin that it may have sabotaged the Trump Administration’s ability to conduct foreign policy.
Everybody likes a smaller, more efficient government with better services from its agencies and the habit of hiring the best possible people. Throw in a hiring freeze and a reduction through attrition and you end up with a nearly unsolvable equation. Margo Conrad, director of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the effects the freeze may have on the ability to ensure quality service.
Lynne Bernabei, a partner with the D.C. law firm of Bernabei and Kabat, said Yates’ firing and Trump administration distaste of State Department dissent channel will give federal employees a lot to think about.
Elements of it might have been controversial, but the Trump administration in its second week launched a slew of new initiatives.
Congress is slow to confirm President Donald Trump’s nominees and the administration’s budget proposal will most likely be delayed. David Hawkings, senior editor at Roll Call, spoke on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about what to expect in the upcoming weeks.
Two Democrat senators are prodding the White House for more information on the private email accounts used by Trump administration senior officials.
Battling on both the judicial and immigration fronts, the Trump administration over the past week faced a legal setback to its action on immigration from seven countries. The issue was before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, likely en route to the Supreme Court.