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Senate Passes New Retirement Savings Fund Bill

December 11, 2014

The Senate this week voted to adopt a House-passed bill that will automatically enroll new hires in the Lifecycle Fund, a federal employees’ retirement savings fund that’s geared toward younger employees and yields higher returns but also higher risk. 

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Categories: Pay

Shutdown Avoided

December 11, 2014

AFGE is pleased that a catastrophic government shutdown will likely be avoided with the passage of this crucial funding measure. We urge the Senate to waste no time in passing its version so the cloud of a potential government shutdown is lifted for the remainder of the fiscal year.

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Categories: Congress, Pay, Sequester

How One Woman Helped Change the VA

November 25, 2014

In 2011, Dr. Michelle Washington went before Congress to sound the alarm about a shortage of VA doctors able to treat troops returning from war with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Categories: VA

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