The Senate Appropriations Committee passed a 1.9 percent pay raise last month. If the full Senate agrees, the two chambers would have to reconcile their differences.
Social Security advocates cite the negative affect of Trump’s actions on employee morale and the resulting impact on service.
There were 1,673 vacant physician positions as of March, according to VA data.
The judges, known as ALJs, conduct court-like proceedings on disputes between federal agencies and clients, such as Social Security recipients who think they are entitled to greater benefits.
The Department of Veterans Affairs' acting secretary was hit with bipartisan criticism for trying to intimidate VA's inspector general, as the 40th anniversary of the Inspector General Act is observed.
Guidance sent to agency heads last week gives his offensive against unions and employee grievance procedures high priority on the president’s to-do list for deconstruction of the administrative state.
From April 2017 through March 15, the privatized effort collected $35.4 million, almost 29 percent less than the $45.6 million the program cost.
The president's tweet Sunday about deporting people who “invade our Country … with no Judges or Court Cases” was an ominous message that displayed a dangerous ignorance about the nation he leads.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) says he’ll use Congressional oversight powers to void legislation.