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Report: 800K Civilian Workers Could be Furloughed if Gov’t Shuts Down

Data analysis indicates an estimated 800,000 federal civilian workers will experience furloughs if a government shutdown occurs, GovExec reported Tuesday. Kellie Lunney writes USA Today analyzed previous shutdown contingency plans and found that large agencies exempted a sizeable number of employees performing “essential” duties from the unpaid leave. Social Security benefits, …

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Obama Civilian Pay Raise Proposal Due by Month’s End

President Obama has until the end of the month to decide on a salary increase for government employees, GovExec reported Tuesday. Kellie Lunney writes that if the president does not submit a proposal to Congress by Aug. 31, pay hike will be determined under a provision of the Federal Employees …

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Boeing-Bell Osprey Takes First Presidential Support Flight

The Marine Corps deployed several Osprey aircraft Saturday to escort a presidential flight to the island of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, CNN reported Saturday. Greg Clary writes the MV-22 tilt rotor planes transported White House staff, media representatives and Secret Service agents during the weekend. Boeing and Bell Helicopter jointly …

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White House, Lawmakers Discuss Possible Sequester Relief

Senate Republicans and White House officials are discussing potential legislation aimed at voiding sequestration or lessening the impact of the across-the-board spending cuts, Defense News reported Sunday. John Bennett writes the government would have to come up with $450 billion in deficit-reduction measures to offset the $500 billion sequestration cut to defense …

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Penny Pritzker Confirmed as Commerce Secretary

Penny Pritzker, President Barack Obama’s nominee for commerce secretary, was confirmed by the Senate in a 97-1 vote Tuesday, The Hill newspaper reported Thursday. Vicki Needham and Ramsey Cox write Pritzker, the daughter of Hyatt hotel chain co-founder, will seek to help the White House and Congress find ways to spur …

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WH Seeks to Increase Public-Private Shared Spectrum

President Barack Obama has signed a memorandum directing federal agencies to figure out how they can share wireless spectrum with commercial providers, CNET reported Friday. Marguerite Reardon writes that Obama also asked White House Chief Technology Officer Todd Park and National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling to help form a …

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Howard Shelanski Nominated as White House Regulatory Head

Howard Shelanski, the Federal Trade Commission‘s Bureau of Economics director, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs administrator, according to The Hill. Ben Goad writes that if confirmed, Shelanski will replace Cass Sunstein in the “influential post that serves as gatekeeper …

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