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Federal workers hired after Jan. 1 will pay more for benefit; unions opposed hike, but pleased change is limited.
(Jahi Chikwendiu / Washington Post)
If approved by Congress, the agreement would avoid another government shutdown.
The total deal is $85 billion. Here’s how that breaks down.
When a deadline isn’t really a deadline.
Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas
It’s crunch time.
Longtime GOP congressman will face a well-known No. Va. Democrat for the first time in several years.
The question doesn’t seem to be whether they will pay more — it seems to be how much.
(Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg)
Ed O’Keefe and Lori Montgomery
Meanwhile, Congress passes its first gun legislation since the shootings a year ago in Newtown, Conn.
Requiring federal employees to pay more toward their retirement benefits likely would hurt retention, but effect on recruitment less certain, study says.
Remember the “Grand Bargain“? What Patty Murray and Paul Ryan are crafting is the antithesis of that.
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