Legislation and Policy News


Trump supports privatizing air traffic control

President Donald Trump supports the idea of moving air traffic control operations to a private non-profit organization.

Lawmakers want hiring freeze exemption for IHS

Two lawmakers have introduced legislation that would exempt the Indian Health Services from the federal hiring freeze.

Federal employee group rejects reform bill

The president of one of the largest federal employee organizations has issued a statement opposing recent bipartisan supported postal reform legislation.

Postal Service, others exempt from hiring freeze

President Donald Trump has announced more exclusions to his government-wide hiring freeze issued last week.

Group wants new administration to focus on management

The new administration should make strengthening its management teams and completing the appointment and confirmation process priorities for the first 100 days, a group that aims to help presidential candidates navigate the transition process, said.

OMB issues guidance on hiring freeze

The Office of Management and Budget has released additional details on how to execute the executive order issuing a government-wide hiring freeze.

CBP gets personnel boost in executive order

Following through on his campaign promise to tackle immigration, Donald Trump has issued an executive order outlining his immigration plan, which includes a boost in personnel for one federal agency.

Group makes recommendations for first 100 days

The new administration should make strengthening its management teams and completing the appointment and confirmation process priorities for the first 100 days, a group that aims to help presidential candidates navigate the transition process, said.

Plan to move oversight of ethics office reversed

Public outcry and objections directly from president-elect Donald Trump has uprooted a Republican plan to rename and move the independent watchdog committee that oversees allegations of wrongdoing by House members back under the leadership of its own members.

Republican plan to move oversight of ethics office reversed

Public outcry and objections directly from president-elect Donald Trump has uprooted a Republican plan to rename and move the independent watchdog committee that oversees allegations of wrongdoing by House members back under the leadership of its own members.