These are the stories Federal News Radio reporters are working on today.
Darrell Issa admits Republicans sound evil when it comes to whether federal workers are overpaid. The California Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee says the debate shouldn’t be about employees’ pay. Rather, Issa says, it should be about the overall pay and benefits processes. Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller joins us with details about where Chairman Issa wants to take this conversation.
Members of the administrations of both political parties have complained for a long time about how much time it takes to get executive branch appointees confirmed by the Senate. And many people believe the nomination process is scaring people away from working for administrations of both parties. Today, a Congressional committee took a step to cut down on the number of people that have to run the Senate gauntlet. Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu has highlights from the hearing.
Francis Rose is the host of In Depth, which airs weekdays from 4-7 p.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, DC metro area and online everywhere. Francis has covered all three branches of the federal government as a broadcast journalist since 1998. He joined Federal News Radio in 2006, and launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.