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Kedar Pavgi

Kedar Pavgi is an M.A. candidate at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies. He was previously a Digital Editor at Defense One, and has worked at Government Executive, and Foreign Policy magazine. He has written for The Diplomat, The World Politics Review, and the Foreign Policy Association. He received his bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary, where he studied economics and international relations.
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Head of IRS Exempt Organizations Division Placed on Administrative Leave

May 23, 2013 An IRS executive on Thursday was put on administrative leave as part of the ongoing fallout from the agency’s recent scandal, multiple news outlets reported. Lois Lerner, the director of the IRS’ exempt organizations division, sent an email on Thursday notifying staff about the change in her employment situation at...

Bill to Keep Tax Cheats Out of Fed Workforce Introduced in Senate

May 23, 2013 A bipartisan group of Senators on Thursday introduced legislation that would ban the federal government from employing or hiring people with large, unpaid tax debts. The bill, introduced by Sens. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Mark Pryor, D-Ark., would require all federal employees to be “current” on their federal income taxes,...

Video: Jon Stewart Rips Senators for Letting Apple Off Easy on Corporate Taxes

May 23, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Jon Stewart last night derided a Senate panel’s kid-gloves treatment of Apple Inc.’s testimony on its complex corporate tax structure. Tuesday’s hearing in front of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations was meant to discuss the corporate tax laws that allow Apple to shelter over $102 billion through a web...

Video: Stephen Colbert on the Census Bureau

May 22, 2013 Comedian Stephen Colbert last night pilloried proposed legislation that would restrict the Census Bureau from conducting certain types of surveys. Colbert poked fun at the 2013 Census Reform Act, sponsored by Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C. The bill, proposed in early May, would repeal the agency’s ability to survey for many...

Defense Cuts Are Squeezing Programs

May 20, 2013 Budget cuts at the Defense Department are affecting many programs for service members and civilians, as managers mull hundreds of billions of dollars of additional reductions in the coming years. Furloughs resulting from sequestration budget cuts are forcing commissaries to close for 11 Mondays, beginning on July 8. Nancy Mitchell,...

Infographic: We the (Unconfirmed) People

May 17, 2013 Twenty-one percent. That’s how many of President Obama’s nominees for government posts have been confirmed during the first session of the 113th Congress, according to data recently published by the Congressional Record. The numbers come as the administration and members of Congress grumble about the growing number of vacancies in...

Lawmakers Fight Defense Furlough Plan

May 16, 2013 Lawmakers are pushing back against the Defense Department’s plan to furlough civilian employees for 11 days through the rest of the fiscal year. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., urged Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in a floor speech Thursday to reconsider civilian furloughs for Department of Defense Education Activity teachers. He said...

Bills Address Military Sexual Assault Crisis

May 16, 2013 Lawmakers are moving quickly to address the escalating problem of sexual assault within the military. On Thursday, a bipartisan group of senators and representatives introduced the 2013 Military Justice Improvement Act. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., who has been vocal about the issue and was a key driver of the legislation,...

IRS Announces Furlough Details

May 15, 2013 The Internal Revenue Service on Wednesday confirmed five furlough days and said employees could face another two. IRS offices will be closed on May 24, June 14, July 5, July 22, and Aug. 30, according to an announcement on the agency’s website. IRS said it may announce “one or two...

Next Year’s Defense Furlough Prospects Uncertain

May 15, 2013 Defense Department officials are bracing themselves for the possibility of additional furloughs or job losses in fiscal 2014 if budget sequestration continues. A civilian employee at a town hall meeting on Tuesday asked Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel if the future would provide a respite from adverse moves forced by budget...

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