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Advocates: Congress 'Very Close' to Passing Paid Family Leave for Feds

Union officials and members are hopeful a Defense policy bill provision providing 12 weeks of paid leave for the birth or adoption of a child and other medical issues will make it into law.

Report: Executive Branch Should Establish an Interagency Task Force to Combat Foreign Election Inference

Bipartisan Senate report recommends a media literacy initiative and a system for alerting people targeted with disinformation.

Federal Election Commission Faces Growing Backlog in Enforcement Docket

A long-standing problem is exacerbated by the FEC’s recent loss of a quorum.

Grassley Deviates From Other Senate Republicans and Supports Ukraine Whistleblower

Senator says he believes the whistleblower followed the law and should be protected.

Citing Need to Protect Career Employees, Pompeo Says State Won't Comply With Initial Impeachment Inquiry Requests

Congress is seeking to "intimidate, bully and treat improperly" career staff, says President Trump's top diplomat.

Trump’s Intelligence Chief Didn’t Make Anyone Happy

Joseph Maguire did not endorse the explosive allegations of an anonymous whistleblower, but neither did he rise to the president’s defense.

Senate’s Election Security Funding Bill Leaves a Key Agency Strapped for Cash

The Election Assistance Commission has struggled with insufficient staff and resources.

Senate Confirms Scalia to Be Labor Secretary

The Senate voted along party lines in support of the former Labor Department solicitor under President George W. Bush.

Democrats Blast GSA for Lax Oversight of Trump Hotel

The agency should be asking more questions about the lease and its financial terms, lawmakers say.

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House Democrats Announce Formal Impeachment Probe — Sort Of

It’s far from clear whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s go-slow strategy has changed.

Labor Groups and Lawmakers Vow to Fight 'All-out Assault' on Unions and Federal Employee Rights

Hundreds of federal workers rallied on Capitol Hill to protest the Trump administration’s efforts to roll back employee benefits and protections.

Senate Committee Advances Scalia’s Nomination To Be Labor Secretary

Panel votes along party lines to send the nomination to the full Senate.

Lawmakers Move to Protect Federal Employees' Credit Ratings During Shutdowns

Measures would block shutdown-related credit downgrades and encourage financial institutions to be lenient with federal employees during appropriations lapses.

Inspector General Vacancies Continue to Jeopardize Oversight and Investigations

Thirteen of 74 positions lack a permanent IG and some of the openings date back to Obama era, according to a watchdog.

Senate Panel Would Not Block USDA Science Agency Relocations in Spending Bill

Democrats vow to continue to fight to stop the Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture from moving to Kansas City later this year.

House Is Investigating Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao’s Possible Conflicts of Interest

The Oversight and Reform Committee is requesting documents related to her family’s company, financial investments and travel.

Justice Department Awards Kavanaugh Team One of Its Highest Honors

Previously, the award has been given to terrorism, human trafficking and other criminal prosecution teams.