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Veteran’s Death at VA Facility Ruled a Homicide

on August 27, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments

A medical examiner ruled that the death of a veteran at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in West Virginia was a homicide. The agency has so far not been forthcoming with information about the situation or the person of interest in the case.

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Ex-GSA Official Had Sex With White House Staffer on Agency Rooftop

on August 22, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments

An Inspector General's report says that a former associate administrator at the General Services Administration had sex with a White House staffer in his government office and on the roof of the agency's northwest D.C. headquarters.

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Trump Signs Executive Order to Eliminate Student Loan Debt for Disabled Veterans

on August 21, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments

President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday directing the Education Department to more easily forgive the federal student loans of 100% disabled veterans.

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Federal Reserve Developing Real Time Payment System

on August 7, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The Federal Reserve Bank announced that it is developing a new service called FedNow that will allow all banks in the United States to offer 24/7 real-time payment services every day of the week.

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Mulvaney: Getting Federal Employees to Quit Will Help ‘Drain the Swamp’

on August 3, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments

OMB chief Mick Mulvaney said in a recent speech that one benefit of moving federal agencies out of Washington, DC is that it causes federal employees to quit their jobs.

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Shutdown Averted? Not So Fast…

By on August 1, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Shutdown Averted? Not So Fast…

You may think the recent budget agreement means a shutdown is off the table, but the author says federal employees should still be cautious.

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New Law Will Require Breastfeeding Rooms in Federal Buildings

By on July 29, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
New Law Will Require Breastfeeding Rooms in Federal Buildings

A new law will require lactation spaces in public federal buildings for use by federal employees.

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Senators Don’t Want Federal Agencies Collecting Citizenship Data

By on July 25, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Senators Don’t Want Federal Agencies Collecting Citizenship Data

A group of Senators are threatening to withhold funds in an effort to stop federal agencies from providing citizenship data to the Commerce Department.

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No Citizenship Question Will Be on the 2020 Census

By on July 11, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
No Citizenship Question Will Be on the 2020 Census

The Trump administration abandoned efforts to put a citizenship question on the 2020 census and is instead taking an alternate route to gather the information.

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Government to Print 2020 Census Without Citizenship Question

By on July 2, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Government to Print 2020 Census Without Citizenship Question

The Trump administration reportedly abandoned efforts to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census, but the president has said it’s still on the table.

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