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Revenge of the Bureaucrats

on January 23, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
President Donald Trump is setting himself up for a messy clash with the country’s 2.1 million federal employees as his administration quietly preps plans to cut the size of the government workforce.

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White House Orders Federal Agencies to Halt Regulations

By on January 20, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The White House has instructed federal agencies to cease issuing regulations until they can be reviewed and approved by the Trump administration.

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Trump Leaves White House Petitions Website Online

By on January 20, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Trump Leaves White House Petitions Website Online

The White House’s “We the People” online petition website that began under the Obama administration is apparently here to stay under the Trump administration.

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Trump Eyes 10% Spending Cuts, 20% Slash of Federal Workers

on January 17, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
President-elect Trump has asked his incoming team to pursue spending and staffing cuts, and insiders say they could go as high as 20%.

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U.S. to Pay Billions To Marines Affected By Contaminated Drinking Water

on January 14, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Veterans who were exposed to contaminated drinking water while assigned to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina may now be able to receive a portion of government disability benefits totaling more than $2 billion.

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House Oversight Scraps Transportation Subcommittee

on January 11, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
A House panel is scrapping its subcommittee that maintained oversight of transportation agencies like the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Amtrak and Washington’s Metrorail.

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Congress Returns to Second Ethics Fracas In 2 Weeks

on January 9, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Republican leaders are moving forward with 10 confirmation picks to head federal agencies despite a federal official's warning that some of Trump's picks for the positions haven't been properly vetted.

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CBO Shows More Effective Means to Reduce the Deficit Than Targeting the Federal Workforce

By on January 8, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
CBO Shows More Effective Means to Reduce the Deficit Than Targeting the Federal Workforce

The Congressional Budget Office has published a list of 115 ways to reduce the federal deficit in the coming years. The author points out that the options which target the federal workforce generally offer smaller deficit reductions than other items on the list.

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Trump Team Seeks Agency Records On Border Barriers, Surveillance

on January 4, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
In a wide-ranging request for documents and analysis, President-elect Donald Trump's transition team asked the Department of Homeland Security last month to assess all assets available for border wall and barrier construction.

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How Inauguration Day Will Impact Washington

on January 3, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Federal employees in the Washington, DC area will soon have a holiday for Inauguration Day, but how will the large anticipated crowds impact those attending the event?

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