President Donald Trump announced a slew of nominees for key administration positions Friday, after the Senate confirmed a new deputy-level Cabinet official this week.
The Trump administration’s first 100 days concludes with several policy initiatives and agreeing to a budget plan to avoid a government shutdown.
President Trump issued an executive order for federal agencies to review their policies and procedures for buying American. He suspect loopholes in buy-American laws are too often used when the government buys. Agencies are to forward their legal and procedural reviews to Commerce Secretary Wilber Ross, who will in turn deliver a draft set of recommendations by the end of the year.
The nation’s number-two military officer added himself to the list of Defense officials who’ve expressed unease about taking funds away from the State Department as one way to pay for a $54 billion plus-up in military spending.
The Trump administration, as it promised, ended the 90-day hiring freeze. Simultaneously it launched an ambitious plan to re-do the executive branch bureaucracy top to bottom.
Foreign affairs imposed on the Trump administration. Treasury moved to sanction North Koreans believed to have military ties. Trump said the U.S. would take unilateral action in response to Pyonyang threats.
Heading toward April, the Trump administration was operating on several fronts, following the withdrawal of Republican-led legislation revising health care law.
Although President Donald Trump’s skinny budget failed to mention a pay raise for federal employees, a 1.9 percent pay hike may be in the works.
In one of the busiest weeks yet, the Trump administration gave Congress two budget proposals to debate.
President Donald Trump has called for sweeping cuts to civilian agency spending in his fiscal 2017-18 federal budget proposal, which the White House released Thursday.
The Department of Veterans Affairs will offer urgent mental health care beginning this summer to thousands of veterans with less-than-honorable discharges, part of its expanded initiative to stem stubbornly high rates of suicide
We hear that the hiring freeze has slowed things down and that workers are terrified for their jobs, but Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders if we’re talking to the wrong people.
President Donald Trump quietly signed a scaled-back version of his controversial ban on many foreign travelers Monday, hoping to avoid a new round of lawsuits and outrage while fulfilling a central campaign promise
The high paced level of activity this past week centered on the still-sketchy 2018 budget under preparation by the Trump administration. Balancing the big increase the president wants for the Defense Department are cuts averaging 10 percent for civilian agencies.
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says he anticipates a “special renaissance for the Department of Commerce” that includes making it the best place to work in the federal government.