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Updates on provisions for the Air Force in the NDAA

Deborah Lee James, Former Secretary of the U.S. Air Force, talks about areas of agreement and disagreement between Congress and the Air Force and the rejection of certain Air Force proposals in the NDAA

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New GAO report on inspector general reform

Susan Sawtelle, Managing Associate General Counsel at the Government Accountability Office, goes over options that GAO presented to Congress for addressing concerns about IG independence

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Classifying the Future Years Defense Plan

Frederico Bartels, Policy Analyst of Defense Budgeting at the Heritage Foundation, explains the problem of the Defense Department wanting to classify its Future Years Defense Plan while Congress needs access to it

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The push for increased telework for federal employees

Rep. Don Beyer (D), congressman from Virginia’s eighth district, discusses his letter to OPM regarding telework for federal employees, successes and challenges he has heard from constituents, and lessons from this experience

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The biggest sticking points in the budget request

Reporters Roxana Tiron and Travis Tritten from Bloomberg Government break down what Congress thinks about the FY21 military budget request, and what that means for future Pentagon plans.

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Paid parental leave for federal employees

Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) discusses why he hopes the government’s new parental leave policy will set an example for the private sector and what he’s doing to support federal employees in his district.

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Keeping the benefits from the Post-9/11 GI Bill

Patrick Murphy, Former Congressman (D-PA), discusses the need to keep GI Bill benefits going for future generations of soldiers, and why it’s important that veterans run for office.

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