Federal Executive Branch & Agency Find up-to-date releases regarding the administrative activities of the federal executive branch of government. This category includes information about federal government agencies such as the Small Business Administration, the Import-Export bank, the IRS, the United States Census, various safety agencies and many more. Also included is news about education, environmental, budget, tax, economic and other policy developments and responses to policy decisions from community and industry activists.

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11:56 ET Union tells Senators: Inside federal prisons, government shutdown is 'recipe for disaster'

The head of the union council representing more than 33,000 federal correctional workers nationwide is warning U.S. senators that the government...


Jan 11, 2019, 11:51 ET Shutdown Means No Paychecks for 800,000 Federal Employees Starting Today

About 800,000 federal employees will miss their first paycheck of the year starting today, Jan. 11, as the partial government shutdown enters Day 21. ...


Jan 08, 2019, 16:06 ET FMCS Commends National Grid and USW on Ratification of Recent Agreement

On Jan. 7, 2019, National Grid and United Steelworkers Locals 12003 and 12012-04 ratified a tentative 5 1/2 -year agreement that was reached Jan. 2....


Jan 08, 2019, 12:09 ET Wolters Kluwer White Paper Examines Transformative Educational Legislation

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. has issued a new white paper, "Analysis of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st...


Jan 07, 2019, 19:26 ET San Diego Blood Chip Maker BioFluidica Awarded Two NIH/NCI Grants for Isolation of Cell-Free DNA and Exosomes on Its Single Liquid Biopsy Platform

BioFluidica, a privately held cancer diagnostics company, has been awarded two separate SBIR Phase I NIH grants, the first in support of "Parallel...


Jan 07, 2019, 12:34 ET Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the agency's new actions under the Pre-Cert Pilot Program to promote a more efficient framework for the review of safe and effective digital health innovations

Digital technologies create new opportunities to transform health care and empower patients to make better informed decisions about their health....


Jan 04, 2019, 13:24 ET Appeals Court Ruling on Transgender Policy a Victory for the Troops, Constitution says Family Research Council

Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William Boykin, Family Research Council's Executive Vice President, released the following statement in response to a U.S. Court of...


Jan 04, 2019, 13:03 ET Largest Federal Employee Union and Congressional Leaders Call on SSA to Abandon Anti-Union Policies

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is echoing calls from members of the U.S. House urging the Social Security Administration...


Dec 21, 2018, 18:15 ET National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Applauds Updated Law to Modernize and Improve Federal Juvenile Justice System

Today, President Donald Trump signed the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2018, which reauthorizes the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act...


Dec 21, 2018, 11:43 ET Farm Bill Ensures Access To Vital Nutrition Programs, But Proposed USDA Rule Threatens Food Security, Says Academy Of Nutrition And Dietetics

The new farm bill, signed into law December 20 by President Trump, will serve the public by investing in a strong food safety net, nutrition...


Dec 21, 2018, 09:41 ET Green Growth Brands Recognizes Monumental Policy Shift With Passage of 2018 Farm Bill

Supervision of hemp by the Agriculture Department and removal of CBD from Controlled Substances Act opens the door to dramatic expansion of the...


Dec 20, 2018, 16:13 ET Hemp Legalization Changes Everything for CBD Oil Users

Five decades of hemp prohibition ended today when the 2018 Farm Bill was signed into law by President Trump. The new law officially removes hemp and...


Dec 20, 2018, 16:13 ET 1933 Industries Recognizes Legalization of Industrial Hemp in the U.S.

The 2018 US Farm Bill Ends Hemp Prohibition and Opens New Markets for CBD VANCOUVER, Dec. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - 1933 Industries Inc. (the "Company" ...


Dec 20, 2018, 10:57 ET Statement by John Gomperts of America's Promise Alliance on U.S. Department of Education Decision to Rescind 2014 Discipline Guidance

America's Promise Alliance is disappointed in the recommendation from the Federal Commission on School Safety that the U.S. Department of Education...


Dec 19, 2018, 10:48 ET Charitable Donations 2018: Implications of the New Tax Law

The combination of the rising stock market, strong economy and change in the tax code resulted in charitable donations by American individuals,...


Dec 12, 2018, 18:20 ET La Minority Business Development Agency otorga más de $3 millones para apoyar a las comunidades empresariales indígenas

La Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) del Departamento de Comercio de Estados Unidos anunció hoy la concesión de subvenciones valoradas en...


Dec 12, 2018, 18:02 ET La Agencia para el Desarrollo de Negocios de Minorías otorga casi $2 millones a colegios universitarios y universidades históricamente para negros

Hoy, la Agencia para el Desarrollo de Negocios de Minorías (Minority Business Development Agency, MBDA) del Departamento de Comercio de los Estados...


Dec 12, 2018, 17:03 ET McMahon: Opportunity Zones Will Lead to Much Needed Jobs and Stronger Communities

Today, President Trump signed an Executive Order establishing the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council. The Council, chaired by...


Dec 12, 2018, 15:39 ET FMCS Again Selected As "Best Place to Work" Among Small Federal Agencies in Back-to-Back Years

The U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) again received the top ranking among small Federal agencies as a Best Place to Work in the ...


Dec 12, 2018, 12:08 ET New Law Seeks to Improve Access to Oral Health Care for Underserved Patients

The American Dental Association (ADA) commends Congress for passing the Action for Dental Health Act. For years, dentists have worked to improve...


Dec 12, 2018, 11:00 ET Minority Business Development Agency Awards Nearly $2 Million to Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), is announcing grant awards of nearly $2 million to four...


Dec 12, 2018, 10:16 ET Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the agency's efforts to improve drug quality through vigilant oversight of data integrity and good manufacturing practice

Ensuring the safety of our nation's drug supply is a cornerstone of our consumer protection mission. Overseeing the quality and safety of...


Dec 12, 2018, 10:06 ET Minority Business Development Agency Awards More Than $3 Million to Support Tribal Business Communities

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is announcing grant awards of more than $3 million to support...


Dec 11, 2018, 13:34 ET The Cornucopia Institute's New Guide Separates Hydroponic (Soil-less) 'Organic' Produce From the Real McCoy

A prominent organic industry watchdog, The Cornucopia Institute, has released a report on "organic" hydroponics, exposing a rapidly accelerating...


Dec 10, 2018, 12:50 ET The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Issues Statements and Letters Regarding Important Civil Rights Issues

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, by majority vote, adopted several key civil rights positions: Urging the 116th Congress to prioritize civil...