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In search of a quorum, hearings for MSPB nominees are set to begin

The Senate has announced long-awaited hearings for three nominees to the Merit System Protection Board. The agency that handles appeals from the Civil Service Commission has lack a quorum to do business for more than 18 months.

00:05:28 7/11/2018

Past Episodes

The Department of Veterans Affairs has been urged to stem the rise in veteran suicides by streamlining the hiring of mental health professionals.
00:05:30 7/15/2018
The Senate has confirmed Emory Rounds as the new director of the Office of Government Ethics. Rounds has been at Ethics since 2009, and his nomination was a pleasant surprise for ethics experts because of the high profile clashes the office has had with President Trump.
00:05:15 7/12/2018
House Democrats are increasing their pressure on President Donald Trump to rescind his recent executive orders on official time and collective bargaining.
00:04:15 7/10/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, Todd Owen, the Customs and Border Protection executive assistant commissioner in its Field Operations Office, said CBP rarely separates immigrant families at ports of entry.
00:04:11 7/9/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, almost three dozen former military officers and officials say the ban undermines national security.
00:04:03 7/8/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, according to an assessment of its own workforce, nearly have of senior leaders at the Food and Drug Administration are eligible to retire in the next two years.
00:04:06 7/5/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, the Transportation Department is  letting a "limited number" of young veterans and military reservists who've obtained the military equivalent of a commercial drivers license operate commercial trucks on domestic highways.
00:03:33 7/5/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, a DMV Congresswoman introduces legislation to make sure federal employees get at least up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave.
00:01:00 7/3/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, the State Department plans to spend almost a billion dollars to modernize four key services under the Bureau of Consular Affairs.
00:04:13 7/2/2018
In today's Federal Newscast, Raphael Sanchez, former chief counsel for Immigration and Custom Enforcement's Office of Principal Legal Advisor used the identities of undocumented immigrants to open fraudulent lines of credit.
00:04:20 7/1/2018

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