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Controversial OPM Nominee Confirmed Mostly Along Party Lines

The Senate voted 54-38 to confirm Dale Cabaniss as director of the Office of Personnel Management, mostly along party lines.

USDA asking employees who had previously declined relocation to work longer in Washington

The Agriculture Department is asking some employees who have previously declined relocation to Kansas City later this month to work longer in Washington, D.C.

Trump EPA announces repeal of Obama-era rule protecting rivers and wetlands

The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday announced the official repeal of the Obama-era Waters of the United States rule intended to protect bodies of water such as rivers and wetlands from pollution, returning the country to water standards from 1986.

U.S. House panel probes Commerce Secretary Ross over Trump Dorian tweet kerfuffle

A U.S. House panel opened an investigation into U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’ potential role in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s decision to rebuke an Alabama weather service office for dismissing a warning on Twitter from President Donald Trump about Hurricane Dorian.

Supreme Court says Trump administration can begin denying asylum to migrants while legal fight continues

Michael Knowles, a spokesman for the union that represents asylum officers and other Citizenship and Immigration Services workers, called the new policy “clearly incompatible with the law that says asylum seekers must have their cases heard, irrespective of their method or route of transit.”

 


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AFGE Stands with NOAA Employees

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A tweet from President Trump set in motion a chain of events that led to some employees at the NOAA being threatened because they wouldn’t alter their forecasts to fit the political winds.

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