More federal workers expected to telework in the future, feds say

CNN —   The Biden administration’s human resources agency expects some federal workers will continue teleworking regularly in the future, as government agencies finalize their offices’ reentry and post reentry plans. The Office of Personnel Management is encouraging agencies to re-design telework policies based on lessons learned during the pandemic, and believes certain remote working…

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EPA to impose new limits on wastewater pollution from coal power plants

(CNN)The Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday it intends to set more stringent standards on water pollution from coal power plants, reinstating regulations that the Trump administration had rolled back.It’s a stark reversal from the position of the former President’s administration, which rolled back dozens of Obama-era environmental regulations. The new rule would affect around 100…

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VA will require health workers to be vaccinated

CNN —   The Department of Veterans Affairs will require many of its front-line health care workers to be vaccinated against Covid-19, the agency announced Monday, becoming the first area of the federal government to require shots among its workers. The announcement amounts to a significant endorsement from the Biden administration of vaccine requirements, which…

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Pelosi appoints Kinzinger to 1/6 House select committee

(CNN)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Sunday she has appointed GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger to the House select committee to investigate the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, bolstering the Republican presence on the panel after GOP leadership pulled its appointees last week. “Today, I am announcing the appointment of Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger, an…

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Ohio House primary reveals Democratic divides that could play out across the 2022 midterm map

Cleveland Heights, Ohio (CNN)A congressional primary in Ohio is revealing the generational and ideological fissures in the Democratic Party that have been largely hidden in the early months of Joe Biden’s presidency — but could burst into full view as the midterm elections approach. Nina Turner, the former state senator and prominent surrogate for Vermont…

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