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  • Democrats demand more details on proposed OPM, GSA merger
    Posted in Articles on April 5, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Federal News Network | Democrats on the House Oversight and Reform Committee are demanding more details from the Trump administration about its proposed reorganization of the Office of Personnel Management, after multiple requests for information have come up mostly empty-handed. “To date, the administration has failed to provide the committee with the plans or any detailed justification,” Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), chairman of the Oversight and Reform Government Operations Subcommittee, wrote... Read more

  • Members of Congress Seeking Millions To Maintain Pentagon Memorial, Other 9/11 Memorials
    Posted in Articles on April 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Federal Employees, Veterans

    ARL Now | Members of Congress are seeking $25 million to help defray costs at the county’s 9/11 memorials, including the Pentagon Memorial. Arlington’s Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.), along with Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), are leading a request for $25 million they say is needed to fund the “9/11 Memorial Competitive Grants Program.” “We made a promise in the days after 9/11 — to never forget,” Beyer told ARLnow through a spokesman. “These memorials represent that promise, to never forget the bravery, t... Read more

  • Beyer Leads House Effort To Protect Funding For Key NASA Mission
    Posted in Press Releases on April 3, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Federal Employees, Transportation, Oversight of the Administration

    This week Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), a member of the House Science Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, led an appropriations request to protect funding for NASA’s Wide Field InfraRed Survey Telescope (WFIRST) mission. The President’s recently-released budget recommended the elimination of the mission, even though it was identified as the top priority on the National Research Council’s most recent astrophysics Decadal Survey in 2010, and is expected to lead to key scientific discoveries related to... Read more

  • House Democrats revive efforts to give federal employees paid family leave
    Posted in Articles on March 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Federal Employees

    Federal News Network | Maybe the third, fourth or fifth time is the charm. House lawmakers on Tuesday again revived their attempts to pass a paid family leave bill for federal employees. This time, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), along with House Majority Speaker Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Reps. Jennifer Wexton and Don Beyer (D-Va.), have introduced the Federal Employee Paid Leave Act. The legislation would guarantee up to 12 weeks of paid leave for federal employees to witness the birth, adoption o... Read more

  • House Dems introduce bill providing paid family leave for federal employees
    Posted in Articles on March 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Federal Employees

    The Hill | A group of Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday introduced legislation that would guarantee federal employees 12 weeks of paid family leave. The Federal Employee Paid Leave Act — spearheaded by Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.), House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), Reps. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.) and Don Beyer (D-Va.) — allow men and women to take paid leave following the birth, adoption or fostering of a child or to take care of a spouse or parent suffering from a serious health condit... Read more

  • Democrats introduce paid family leave bill for federal workers
    Posted in Articles on March 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Federal Employees

    Washington Examiner | Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., introduced legislation Tuesday to require the federal government to offer paid family leave, noting that it is the nation's largest employer. Maloney's legislation, the Federal Employee Paid Leave Act, or FEPLA, would allow paid leave for all caregiving needs, not just parental leave. Federal employees would have 12 weeks of paid leave for birth, adoption, or caring for a spouse or a parent. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., stressed th... Read more

  • Hoyer, Maloney, Beyer, Wexton Introduce Bill to Provide Paid Family Leave for Federal Workers
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Federal Employees

    Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Congressman Don Beyer (VA-08), Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) joined with federal employees, workers’ rights advocates, and unions to introduce legislation that would provide 12 weeks of paid family leave for federal employees. The Federal Employee Paid Leave Act (FEPLA) would guarantee paid leave for all instances covered by the FMLA, which currently only guarantees unpaid leave. “I’m proud to stand with... Read more

  • With threat over for now, Congress to continue push for TSP withdrawal options during future shutdowns
    Posted in Articles on February 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Federal News Network | The threat of another government shutdown in fiscal 2019 has come and gone, but lawmakers on both sides of the aisle aren’t giving up their push to secure a few more financial flexibilities for participants in the Thrift Savings Plan during future lapses in appropriations. Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) is the latest member of Congress to introduce legislation that would waive the typical penalty that TSP participants would usually incur if they take a hardship withdrawal befor... Read more

  • Beyer and Raskin Introduce Legislation To End Government Shutdowns
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Today US Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) introduced the End Shutdowns Act, legislation to prevent a future government shutdown. Beyer and Raskin represent districts with two of the highest concentrations of federal workers and contractors in the country, which were hit hard by the recent shutdown. “Government shutdowns are destructive for the federal workforce and the country, and no good ever comes from them,” said Rep. Beyer. “The President and Congress need to be able... Read more

  • Dems, Republicans at odds over border wall, detaining migrants as 2nd shutdown deadline looms
    Posted in Articles on February 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Federal Employees

    FOX 5 | Politically freighted border security negotiations are teetering just days before a potential new government shutdown. The turmoil is testing the changed balance of power in Washington, with lawmakers engaged in a sparring match over immigration policy that is challenging their ability to reach any accord. Republicans say Democratic demands to limit immigrant detentions by federal authorities are a deal breaker — eclipsing the border wall issue for now — and represent overreach by top De... Read more