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Republicans Are Split Over Ukraine, Threatening a Rare Bipartisan Consensus

Some GOPers think Biden is doing too little to counter Russia. The far right thinks he’s doing too much.

Expert: ARPA Could Better Fight Racial Wealth Inequality

The American Rescue Plan Act could do more to tackle racial wealth inequality, argues professor Goldburn P. Maynard Jr.

Report: U.S. Marines Returned Fire After Suicide Bombing, but No Enemies Were Shooting at Them

A declassified report concludes that U.S. Marines who began shooting after a Kabul airport suicide bombing were not under fire, contradicting previous accounts. And they did not hit any Afghan civilians.

GovExec Daily: Taking Steps to Create More Equity in Government

Deloitte's Shrupti Shah joins the podcast to discuss how OPM is implementing the administration's DEI order.

TSP Proposes Regulations Ahead of Mutual Fund Window Launch

The federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program will let enrollees participate in mutual fund investments as soon as this summer.

House Republicans Probe Allegations of Political Interference in Agencies' COVID-19 Work

The Biden administration has "cast aside" an advisory panel related to vaccines, lawmaker alleges.

Why a Health Savings Account is a Secret Weapon in Saving for Retirement

Many federal employees can save money by switching to a high deductible health insurance plan with an HSA when they have the chance.  

Democrats Ask Pentagon to End Birth Control Costs for Military Families

While active service members receive full contraceptive coverage, more than 700,000 military spouses and dependents of reproductive age still have copays for pills, implants, IUDs and other preventive measures.

Coronavirus Roundup: Watchdog Outlines More SBA Fraud Concerns; Tax Help for Military Service Members

There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.

Citizen Satisfaction With Federal Government Services Hits All-Time Low

The American Customer Satisfaction Index 2021 Federal Government Report showed citizen satisfaction in government services in a freefall over the last four years, with declines across all driving indicators of satisfaction.

A Very Simple Way to Get America Boosted

Nudging people toward third shots with financial incentives may be one of the lowest-hanging fruits in pandemic policy making.

GovExec Daily: A Pause of the Vaccine Mandate for Feds

Eric Katz joins the podcast to discuss the injunction that stops enforcement of the vaccine rules.

Labor Authority Continues Effort to Bust Immigration Judges Union, Without Management Support

It was unclear Monday how the controversial and “unprecedented” decision to decertify the National Association of Immigration Judges would play out, just six weeks after the Justice Department began voluntarily recognizing the labor group again.

State Department Authorizes Some Federal Employees to Leave Ukraine

“Decisions were made out of an abundance of caution,” said a department official. 

Why Medicare Doesn’t Pay for Rapid At-Home Covid Tests

The laws governing Medicare don’t provide coverage for self-administered diagnostic tests, which is precisely what the rapid antigen tests are and why they are an important tool for containing the pandemic.