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House Passes Amendment Defunding Sessions' Criminal Asset Forfeiture Proposal

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On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment, sponsored by Representatives Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), Jamie Raskin(D-MD), and John Conyers (D-MI), blocking funding for U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ proposed reinstatement of civil asset forfeiture, a controversial procedure used by law enforcement agencies to seize the belongings of those accused of a crime.

House Subpoenas Flynn, Others in Russia Probe

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The House Intelligence Committee issued subpoenas Wednesday to former national security adviser Michael Flynn and President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, as part of its investigation into the Trump Administration’s Russian ties and possible activity during the 2016 election.

House Unanimously Passes Evidence-Based Policymaking Bill

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act (H.R. 4174), which is based on the findings of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking (the Commission), and seeks to improve the use of data in making decisions pertaining to agency operations, ostensibly shifting policymaking increasingly toward a data-driven approach to evaluating program success.

This Week on FEDtalk

Tomorrow on FEDtalk: Rep. Gerry Connolly Talks Federal Workforce Issues

Tune in to FEDtalk on Federal News Radio tomorrow morning at 11:00 AM as host Debra Roth speaks to Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), five-term representative from Virginia’s 11th District and Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations. Connolly will chime in on the federal workforce matters currently before Congress, including ongoing uncertainty about whether federal employees will receive a pay raise for 2019. Roth will also be joined in-studio by Federal Times Senior Reporter Jessie Bur and Jenny Mattingley, a federal sector management consultant who was formerly Director of the White House Leadership Development Program and Executive Director of the Performance Improvement Council.

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An Update on the OPM Cyber Breach

In the wake of the most recent data breach of Equifax, FLEOA has provided an update on the June 2015 Office of Personnel Management (OPM) data breach to include claims, lawsuits and legislation.

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