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Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., is sponsoring the bill.

Lack of Paid Parental Leave for Feds Is 'Shameful' and a 'Disgrace,' House Dems Say

Providing paid time off is also "good for business," proponents argue.

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., is a co-sponsor of the bill.

Senators Reintroduce Sick Leave Bill for Disabled Vets

Legislation would give 104 hours of sick leave up front to first-year feds who are wounded warriors.

Border Bill That DHS Chief Has Called 'Unworkable' Faces a Fight on Capitol Hill

Both Democrats and conservative Republicans oppose the measure.

Play of the Day: The President and the New England Patriots

Boston's NFL players aren't the only ones concerned about deflated balls.

Bob Dylan and President Obama at the White House in 2012.

Bob Dylan is Thinking About the Government

It’s not a job creator, the legendary troubador says.

Play of the Day: Trading Cigars and Shortstops for Type II Diabetes

The Nightly Show devotes time to the new Cuba policy.

The bill "forces agencies to take a step back, consider which positions are crucial, and make decisions based on necessity rather than luxury," said Rep. Cynthia Lummis, one of the sponsors.

Republicans Aim to Stop Agencies from ‘Blindly Filling Empty Desks’

Bill would cut the federal workforce by 10 percent through attrition, and triggers an automatic hiring freeze if agencies aren’t meeting that goal.

Play of the Day: The State of Ernie Moniz's Hair

Jimmy Fallon and Jon Stewart have some things to say about the Energy Department chief's style.

The Senate Officially Believes Climate Change Is Real

But it's not ready to say that humanity is causing it.

Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

The CIA's Most Important Overseer Is Abetting Its Torture Coverup

Senator Richard Burr now leads the Senate committee charged with keeping tabs on the spy agency. But he's behaving more like a CIA asset.