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AFGE Hosts Congress Members at Legislative Conference

from the hill

At their legislative and grassroots mobilization conference, the American Federation for Government Employees (AFGE) announced they would push for a 5.3% pay raise for civilian and military personnel – much higher than the 1.6% in the President’s current budget proposal.

Budget Deal Close, but Hill Needs More Time

from the hill

Congressional negotiators looking to finish off the last two major legislative tasks facing the chamber – funding the government and extending a slate of popular individual and business tax breaks – are close to the finish line.

Clinton to Call Congress to Return and Address Zika Funding

from the hill

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will call on Congress to return from recess and approve emergency funding to fight Zika during her campaign stop in Miami, according to a campaign aide.

Congress Faces Daunting Agenda in September

from the hill

As Congress returns to session following its August district work period, members face a full docket, with a wide-range of proposals and deadlines looming in the coming month.

Congressional Races to Watch Tonight

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In addition to the presidential election, there are quite a few congressional races that could influence agencies' budgets, federal employee pay and benefits, reforms for both the postal service and government-wide, as well as a number of management issues such as employee accountability.

Employee Groups to Congress: Hands off TSP

from the hill

As Congress works to determine if and how to fund the government past the conclusion of the fiscal year on September 30, employee groups sent a letter to Capitol Hill leaders warning them to stop discussing changes to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).

EPA to Face Congressional Gauntlet over Toxic Mine Spill

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Despite Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy’s acceptance of “full responsibility” for the early-August spill of millions of gallons of toxic wastewater into Colorado’s Animas River, members on Capitol Hill are eager to instill accountability on the agency.

Facing Shutdown Threat, Senate Democrats Look to Shield Feds’ Paychecks

from the hill

The confluence of a lack of progress on annual appropriations and a political battle over federal funding for women’s health organization Planned Parenthood is threatening to shut the government down after September 30 for the second time in two years.

First Week Back: The Week Ahead in Congress

With Congress returning this week after the holiday break, lawmakers again return to a full docket of business, with another looming government shutdown just ten days away.

HOUSE APPROVES BILL TO SCALE BACK VA WORKFORCE DUE PROCESS PROTECTIONS

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Legislation approved in the House last week would put the entire workforce at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on the same footing as VA Senior Executives who saw their workforce protections and due process rights shrunk last year following the agency waitlist scandal.

House Budget Negotiations Off to Rocky Start

With President Trump’s 2019 budget proposal now released to the public, lawmakers in the House of Representatives have begun hashing out what Roll Call sees as nearly “insurmountable” differences.

House Passes Presidential Transitions Legislation

from the hill

As federal workers prepare for the upcoming Presidential transition, the House has passed a bipartisan bill intended remove the politics from this process.

 

Increased Scrutiny of IRS Continues

from the hill

While the additional $290 million the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) received in this year’s budget will provide for the hiring of 1,000 seasonal workers, Congress continues to focus on accountability within the agency and ways to restrict spending.

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