Initial House ‘Minibus’ Spending Bill Would Trigger Sequester

Measure would exceed caps without a budget deal to override them.

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Analysis: The Cost of Banning Transgender Service Members arrowExclusion leaves the military weaker and the country more divided.

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Is Sessions’ Dangling of 'Sanctuary City' Funding an Overstep? arrowThe U.S. attorney general followed through on a threat he made in May, ...

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U.S. Digital Services Co-Founder Leaves White House arrowHaley Van Dyck re-joined government in March.

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How Agencies Can Deliver Better Results for Less Money arrowContractor compensation should be tied to how well vendors deliver on program ...

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House Panel Passes Bills to Reorganize DHS Cyber Team and Collect Zero-Day Info arrowThe bill still faces a gauntlet of jurisdictional ...

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Pay & Benefits Watch

Lawmakers Advance Bills Regarding Official Time, TSP, VA Bonuses arrowA weekly round-up of pay and benefits news.

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As Trump Pledges to Triple Private Care for Vets, Congress Struggles to Save VA Program arrowDemocrats, vets groups seek to boost private and ...

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Can Government Earn Citizens' Trust? arrowTransparency advocates believe openness is essential, but it's a lot more complicated than that.

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Mainstays of GSA's OASIS Contract Office Take New Jobs arrowFederal Acquisition Service continues reorganization.

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I Kicked My Smartphone Addiction By Retraining My Brain To Enjoy Being Bored arrowWhen we're bored, we're more likely to seek out inspired ...

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Trump Bans Transgender Americans From Serving in the Military arrowThe president’s move reverses the Obama-era plan to phase in their ...

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