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.
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.
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.
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.
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.