What’s in the $1.9 Trillion Pandemic Relief Package

The legislation, being considered by the House this week, has a number of measures that aim to incorporate racial and gender disparities as they address the coronavirus pandemic and economic struggles.

GovExec Daily: One Year of COVID-19 Coverage

Eric Katz and Kate Queram join the show to mark the first anniversary of the podcast and the year of coronavirus news.

Why We Can’t Make Vaccine Doses Any Faster

President Biden has promised enough doses for all American adults by this summer. There’s not much even the Defense Production Act can do to deliver doses before then.

GovExec Daily: Ten Years of Federal Performance Management

Georgetown's Dr. Donald Moynihan joins the podcast to discuss the reasons for optimism after a decade of the Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act.

Why Democrats Are Fighting Over an Obscure D.C. Bureaucrat

Progressives and moderates are split over Michael Barr, the president’s likely nominee to become one of the banking industry’s top regulators.

GovExec Daily: The Avenues for COVID-19 Oversight

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss how Congress and GAO are tracking the pandemic response.

GSA Could Be Vulnerable to Security Threats From ‘Trusted Insiders’

Watchdog finds gaps in a program meant to protect personnel, facilities, operations and resources.

House Republicans Call for Accounting of Unused COVID Relief Funds 

Effort seeks to bolster transparency and accountability as Congress and the president are working to pass the next aid package. 

CDC Issues New Guidance on How to Reopen Schools

High COVID-19 case counts mean most schools likely aren't ready to be fully in person.

It’s not Just Trump – Presidents and Politicians Have Long Shredded Etiquette

'Mind your manners' isn't just something your mother told you. Manners – and civility – are an essential component of how things get done in government, and the Founding Fathers knew it.

The Pandemic’s Deadly Winter Surge Is Rapidly Easing

Cases are down 57 percent from the country’s all-time peak in early January, according to the COVID Tracking Project.

A Million-Dollar Pardon Offer at the Trump Hotel

Corey Lewandowski allegedly wanted a hefty fee in exchange for helping a government whistleblower win a pardon from the former president.

GovExec Daily: Tanden and the State of Biden's Nominations

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss how the administration is filling out.

Viewpoint: January 6 Was Just One Day in a Sustained Campaign

The impeachment trial offers a chance to show how Donald Trump tried to undermine the election’s legitimacy for months—not just on the day of the Capitol attack.

Reestablishing Integrity, Transparency and Accountability in Government

A credible framework already exists for sound management, transparency, responsibility, and accountability — it just needs to be implemented effectively.