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Kraninger closer to confirmation as consumer bureau chief

by Renata Sago Aug 24, 2018
A career civil servant with little banking industry experience, Kathy Kraninger, tapped by the Trump administration to lead the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection won the approval of the Senate Banking Committee in a party line split vote. Next, the…
Kathleen Kraninger briefing at the Washington Foreign Press Center on the "Launch of Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA)."
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Fed Chair Jay Powell: We’re “independent of political considerations”

by Kai Ryssdal Jul 12, 2018
In a 30 minute conversation, Chairman Powell discusses tariffs, political pressure on the Fed and wage stagnation.
Jerome Powell listens as President Trump announces Powell as nominee for Chairman of the Federal Reserve in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, November 2, 2017.
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Which states spend more on high-poverty schools? The Urban Institute takes a look

by Amy Scott May 31, 2017
Education policy experts generally agree that it costs more to teach kids living in poverty. They come into school at a disadvantage, often need support services and it’s harder to attract good teachers to high-poverty schools. The Urban Institute is…

Is it fair to ask people to work for government benefits?

by , and May 22, 2017
The Trump administration will reveal a major budget proposal tomorrow. It is widely expected to include massive cuts to Medicaid – $800 billion worth over 10 years. States would also get more flexibility to impose work requirements, meaning people who receive…

Education Department learns how to downsize as threat of budget cuts looms

by Reema Khrais Apr 27, 2017
'There just is no easy or cheap way to reduce the size of government workforce,' public policy expert says.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks as President Donald Trump and educator Kenneth Smith listen during a parent-teacher conference listening session at the Roosevelt Room of the White House.
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As FDA pick nears confirmation, the agency grapples with nearly 1,000 vacancies

by Dan Gorenstein Apr 27, 2017
A key Senate committee is expected to vote Thursday on the confirmation of Dr. Scott Gottlieb to head up the Food and Drug Administration. If confirmed, which is expected, one of the headaches Gottlieb will inherit on Day 1: filling…
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Majority of Americans feel 'forgotten' by government

by Annie Baxter Apr 26, 2017
Poll respondents are cynical about Washington politicians and distrust them.
A person in Detroit walks past the remains of the Packard Motor Car Co., which ceased production in the late 1950s.
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Congressional Budget Office weighs in on the next 30 years

by Reema Khrais Mar 30, 2017
If you want to be loved, you don’t go to work for the Congressional Budget Office. The non-partisan agency’s job is to make economic projections and provide Congress with all sorts of budget data. Data that fails to account for…

Trump’s son-in law to head new American Innovation office with an old concept

by Adam Allington Mar 27, 2017
Kushner will try to marry private-sector efficiency with government bureaucracy.

Why the government can't compete with Silicon Valley

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Mar 24, 2017
The federal tech workforce is graying, but the clunky hiring process and lower salaries are a turn off to younger workers.
 
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