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*** The House Committee on Oversight and Reform advanced a bill sponsored by Chairwoman Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) that would extend 12 weeks of paid family leave to federal employees for circumstances specified in the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. The committee approved a slate of bills at the same meeting, including one which sets up new occupational series for federal jobs in software development and data science.

*** Bipartisan legislation introduced in the Senate on Tuesday would authorize the newly created Office of National Cyber Director to tap qualified experts from around the federal government. "Having a fully staffed and operational office for the National Cyber Director is vital to address current and emerging threats. I am glad to cosponsor this bill to help make certain the National Cyber Director has the personnel needed to fulfill this critical mission," Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) said in a statement.

Posted on Jul 21, 2021 at 2:18 AM


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