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Biden administrator looking for new chief statistician

To listen to the federal newsletter on your phone or mobile device, subscribe to PodcastOne Where Apple podcasts. The best desktop listening experience can be found using Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. The House Defense Policy Bill includes some new benefits for federal employees. Bill 2022 would add mourning as an option for which federal employees can take paid time off. ...

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California governor signs bill legalizing smokable hemp and the sale of CBD-infused foods and drinks

Pennsylvania is emerging as something of a hotbed for marijuana legalization legislation, with a Democratic state lawmaker on Tuesday announcing plans to table a reform bill he will work on with a senator. Republican who announced his support for the policy change a day earlier. There are also two other Pennsylvania legalization proposals that have been announced separately, one of ...

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Following Rosemont Snafu, County Updates Housing Regulations

On October 5, the Travis County Commissioners Court approved changes to the Constitution of the Strategic Housing Finance Corporation. The changes came in the wake of a huge mistake at the Rosemont apartment complex in South Austin – which is run by the SHFC – where dozens of tenants were given eviction notices and forced to immediately leave their homes ...

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Bill Calvert would honor the flight attendants of Reach 871 with the Congressional Gold Medal

U.S. Representative Ken Calvert (R-CA) recently sponsored a law to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the U.S. Air Force crew of Reach 871, commonly known as Reach 871, recognizing their bravery and service during Operation Allies Refuge, the US military operation to airlift certain at-risk Afghan civilians out of their country during the US withdrawal. “In the final days ...

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WATCH LIVE: Biden talks about infrastructure and funding bills

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden is shifting his strategy to sell his ambitious social spending plans by traveling out of Washington and wooing the moderate Democrats who are key to any deal’s hopes. Biden is expected to speak at 3 p.m. EST today. Watch the president’s remarks in the player above. With his agenda in jeopardy on Capitol Hill, Biden ...

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VA program reauthorization bill sponsored by Fischer, Bacon signed into law

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) and U.S. Representative Don Bacon (R-NE) applauded the reauthorization of a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) program that allows local communities across the country to help planning and construction of health facilities. President Joe Biden recently enacted the Communities Helping to Invest in Property and Improvements Needed Act (CHIP IN) for veterans, HR 3888 ...

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The SAFE Banking Act would facilitate the cannabis trade

Local If approved by the US Senate, the bill would make it easier for stores to borrow money and accept credit card payments. When Phil Smith and Jenny Roseman started their Freshly Baked cannabis delivery business, they struggled to raise enough money to start their business. Since their business is unrecognized by the federal government, only a handful of banks ...

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Senate sends bill to Biden ending 3,700 transport workers’ leave

WASHINGTON – The Senate met briefly on Saturday to send a bill to President Biden reinstating major transportation programs that had expired two days earlier and bringing back nearly 4,000 workers on leave. The rare weekend session was necessary because Congress failed to address expiring transportation programs when it passed legislation Thursday to avoid a government shutdown. These reauthorizations had ...

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