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Eric Katz

Senior Correspondent

Eric Katz
Eric Katz writes about federal agency operations and management. His deep coverage of Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security, the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Postal Service has earned him frequent guest spots on national radio and television news programs. Eric joined Government Executive in the summer of 2012 and previously worked for The Financial Times. He is a graduate of The George Washington University.
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House Republicans Are Looking to Cut Agencies or Specific Feds' Pay by Reviving the 'Holman Rule'

The new Congress already has its eyes set on slashing funding at some agencies, and eliminating others altogether.

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House Approves Omnibus Spending Bill, Funding Agencies Through September

After significant delay and compromise, Congress has finally set spending levels across government for fiscal 2023.

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USPS Plans to Electrify 75% of its Fleet

After improving its financial outlook and receiving a funding jolt from Congress, the Postal Service will only buy EVs starting in 2026.

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Here Are the Major Takeaways From the $1.7 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill

See which agencies are getting the biggest funding increases, hiring orders and new policy initiatives in fiscal 2023.

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Lawmakers Announce Bipartisan Breakthrough on Full-Year Omnibus Spending Bill

Several hurdles still remain before the deal is done, including actually writing the funding measures.

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Democrats Threaten Year-Long Stopgap Measure as Spending Talks Remain at a Standstill

Lawmakers concede a long-term CR would devastate agencies, though a bipartisan breakthrough to avoid a shutdown has proven elusive.

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THE RESULTS: 10 Competitive Midterm Races for Federal Employees to Watch

Control of Congress still hangs in the balance, and several races of key importance to feds are among the tightest in the country.

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10 Competitive Midterm Races for Federal Employees to Watch

Control of Congress hangs in the balance as several races of key importance to feds are among the tightest in the country.

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Two Democrats Have Spelled Out Exactly How They Want Agencies to Improve Services

A pair of House lawmakers wants agencies to allow Americans to spend less time on the phone and filling out paperwork when dealing with government.

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House Delays Shutdown Threat by 10 Weeks After Approving Stopgap Spending Bill

The measure now heads to Biden's desk, who is expected to sign it before midnight deadline.

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Senate Reaches a Deal to Avoid a Shutdown, Punts Threat for 10 Weeks

Lawmakers agree to drop controversial provisions, set up new deadline for lame duck Congress.

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The Path to Averting a Shutdown Is Still Unclear, With Just Days Until the Deadline

The Senate is set to vote on a continuing resolution Tuesday that would fund agencies for 10 more weeks, but includes provisions many lawmakers oppose.

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Lawmakers Are Setting a Tight Schedule to Avoid a Government Shutdown

Senate Democrats plan to unveil a bill Wednesday, but will hold off on a vote in an effort to rally support for it.