The Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories Federal News Radio Producer Eric White reads on Federal Drive with Tom Temin. Listen to the newscast or read the stories each weekday morning on FederalNewsNetwork.com.
In today's Federal Newscast, Mark Esper is poised to become the next Defense secretary. If he's confirmed, one of his first jobs will be to help fill the rest of the vacant politically-appointed positions in the Pentagon.
In today's Federal Newscast, yet another legislative attempt to block the Trump administration's proposed merger of the Office of Personnel Management with the General Services Administration, passed the House.
In today's Federal Newscast, House Homeland Security Committee chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) wants the Inspector General to find out if and when leadership at Customs and Border Protection knew about a secret Facebook group with current and former Border Patrol agents.