Management

Counties want more money for elections. Washington is unlikely to provide it.

“I just don't want anybody to walk out of here thinking that all of a sudden a massive flow of funds is going to come forward,” a House committee chairman told county officials.

Pay & Benefits

Secret Service overtime pay locked in through 2028

The House passed legislation Monday to extend overtime pay authority for agents providing protective services through the next presidential election cycle after it was slated to lapse last month. 

Management

Agencies would see sped up transition timelines and more resources for career officials under bipartisan bill

The Senate measure would mark the latest in a series of updates to make presidential transitions more orderly and efficient.

Oversight

House Dem sounds alarm about AI in political messaging

Rep. Yvette Clarke says 2024 “will be the first election cycle where AI-generated ads will be an integral part of how we do campaign advertising.”

Oversight

Democrats call YouTube ‘extremely irresponsible’ for election misinformation rollback

YouTube’s decision to stop removing false content about previous U.S. elections “threatens to weaken our democracy,” several top Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee said in a letter to the platform’s leaders. 

Workforce

Federal Employee Unions Endorse Biden for Reelection

Labor leaders described President Biden as “the most labor-friendly president in history.”

Oversight

The Campaign Finance Agency’s Press Shop Can’t Confirm or Deny the Existence of Complaints Anymore

Critics say the change, approved by the FEC last week in a vote that was not entirely along party lines, raises concerns about transparency.

Management

What Might a Second Biden Term Mean for Feds? Here’s a Look at The First

Revoking Schedule F, boosting diversity and equity, and restoring scientific integrity has been some of the Biden administration's accomplishments and goals.

Oversight

Federal Agencies Lag in Registering Voters Despite Biden Executive Order, Advocates Say

15 Republican secretaries of state sent a letter to the White House, asking president to reverse order, which they said will produce duplicate registrations, confuse citizens

Management

Could Biden Choose A New Running Mate In 2024?

Some Democrats say he should. Black women say he'd better not.

Management

Feds Push Local Election Officials to Boost Security Ahead of 2024

Local election offices can be “target-rich, cyber-poor” entities."

Management

Guardrails Are Needed to Help Protect the Integrity of the Post-Election Presidency

A few restrictions would help prevent aggrieved lame duck presidents from hijacking the functions of the executive branch.

Management

Lawmaker Accuses USPS Employees of Stealing $20K in Campaign Contributions

Various postal entities are probing the matter, but have yet to find evidence of employee involvement.

Management

House Panel Advances Bill to Force Tracking on Ballots Mailed Through USPS

While Republicans have reservations about voting by mail, the bill won overwhelming bipartisan support.