Higher required contributions toward retirement, lower benefits again proposed.

Labor leaders say pay-for-performance allows discrimination and makes it easier to diminish federal pay.

The administration is roundly rejecting the idea of price setting for pharmaceutical products.

As GOP lawmakers prepare to pass tax plans that expand the deficit, the trio blasts “a broken budget process” that could upend military planning.

Democrats said they planned to focus on four key tax-reform topics: tax cuts for the wealthy, tax increases for the middle class, reductions to Medicare and Medicaid spending and increases to the budget deficit.

The meeting will come as the president tries to gain support for a tax cut plan.

A growing number of senators want a health-care measure attached to the 2018 budget bill, threatening not only its passage, but also the chances for a tax overhaul.

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After 30 years at the Environmental Protection Agency, Elizabeth "Betsy" Southerland resigned, saying that "the administration is seriously weakening EPA’s mission."

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A letter from 18 Senate Democrats to Senate leaders says the president's budget proposal to cut federal employee retirement benefits would “significantly harm” staffers and hurt government recruitment.

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The House Budget Committee approved a spending plan that would save the government $163.5 billion over 10 years by taking that amount from federal employees.

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