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Charles S. Clark

Senior Correspondent Charles S. Clark joined Government Executive in the fall of 2009. He has been on staff at The Washington Post, Congressional Quarterly, National Journal, Time-Life Books, Tax Analysts, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, and the National Center on Education and the Economy. He has written or edited online news, daily news stories, long features, wire copy, magazines, books and organizational media strategies.
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Trump’s Nominee to Run GSA Is Respected Republican Hill Staffer

September 5, 2017 The Capitol Hill veteran President Trump nominated to run the General Services Administration would bring experience in procurement, technology and small-business policy to the job, though she has never managed a large staff. Friday’s announcement from the White House noted that Emily Murphy, who is currently senior adviser to acting...

Trump Deregulation Expands to Workplace Fatalities, Gender Pay

September 1, 2017 In evaluating agency programs, the Trump administration is continuing its predecessor's emphasis on “evidence-based” decision making. But when it comes to requiring data reporting from the private sector, its agenda assigns a higher priority to easing the regulatory burden on companies. The past week brought trims in Obama administration industry...

Chemical Safety Board Will Send Investigators to Houston to Probe Explosions

September 1, 2017 The tiny independent Chemical Safety Board—one of the 19 agencies President Trump has sought to abolish—on Thursday began probing a flood-related chemical fire and explosion just outside Houston. At the Arkema plant in Crosby, Texas, just after midnight early Thursday, a pressurized vat holding decomposing liquid organic peroxide caught fire...

Fewer Taxpayers Fall Prey to Identity Thieves, IRS Chief Says

August 31, 2017 Internal Revenue Commissioner John Koskinen on Tuesday highlighted a welcome drop in the number of identity theft cases victimizing tax filers. In the first five months of 2017, he told an IRS Nationwide Tax Forum in Las Vegas, 96,000 fewer victims were reported than in 2015, a drop of 47...

GSA’s Management of Trump Hotel Lease Under Review by Agency Watchdog

August 30, 2017 Controversy over the lease arrangement between the General Services Administration and the Trump International Hotel in Washington continues, with GSA’s inspector general office confirming Wednesday that it has opened an examination of the agency’s handling of the lease. “Our Office of Inspections has initiated an evaluation of GSA’s management and...

None of the 19 Agencies Trump Sought to Abolish Appears in Danger

August 30, 2017 The Trump White House surprised many back in March when its “skinny budget” proposed streamlining government by zeroing out funding for 19 small agencies that candidate Trump never mentioned during the 2016 presidential campaign. They included everything from perennial targets of the right, such as the National Endowment for the...

EPA Watchdog Launches Probe of Administrator’s Travel

August 29, 2017 In the six months he has been on the job, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has made frequent trips to his home state of Oklahoma. On Monday, EPA Inspector General Arthur Elkins confirmed that his office has launched an investigation of Pruitt’s travel spending, and also referred the case...

Harvey’s Devastation Brings New Attention to Troubled Flood Insurance Program

August 28, 2017 It’s been six months since President Trump’s "skinny budget" proposed cutting $190 million from the flood-hazard mapmaking line item in the National Flood Insurance Program. Now, with Hurricane Harvey inundating thousands of homes in Texas, lawmakers who had shared the White House view may be reconsidering whether, as the Trump...

Harvey’s Devastation Brings New Attention to Troubled Flood Insurance Program

August 28, 2017 It’s been six months since President Trump’s “skinny budget” proposed cutting $190 million from the flood-hazard mapmaking line item in the National Flood Insurance Program. Now, with Hurricane Harvey inundating thousands of homes in Texas, lawmakers who had shared the White House view may be reconsidering whether, as the Trump...

CBO Chief Defends Agency Methods Against Republican Attacks

August 28, 2017 The Congressional Budget Office, which has been threatened with staff cuts by Republican lawmakers upset with its forecasts on the impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, is pushing back against its critics. Keith Hall, the Republican-appointed director of the nonpartisan arm of Congress, wrote a letter...