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Monday - Friday, 6-9 a.m.
Host Tom Temin brings you the latest news affecting the federal community each weekday morning, featuring interviews with top government executives and contractors. Listen live from 6 to 9 a.m. or download archived interviews below.
Wednesday federal headlines - July 9, 2014
Wednesday - 7/9/2014, 8:04am EDT
The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.
- A top VA official apologizes to
employees who have suffered retaliation after complaining about poor patient care,
long waits and other problems. James Tuchschmidt is second in command at the
Veterans Health Administration. He says at a hearing he's disillusioned and
sickened. The apology came following a report from the Office of Special Counsel.
It says it's reviewing 67 claims of whistleblower retaliation at VA. Thirty of
them have passed initial review. OSC chief Carolyn Lerner says she's been able to
block disciplinary action against several VA employees who reported wrongdoing.
OSC reversed the suspension of a Hawaii VA employee. She'd reported an elderly
patient tied down in a wheelchair. Her boss was suspended instead. (Associated
- The government reports about $100 billion in improper payments in fiscal 2013.
Medicare is responsible for more than a third, at $36 billion. Medicaid and
Medicare Advantage together account for another $26 billion. The IRS pays out
about $15 billion in earned income tax credits that weren't deserved. Improper
payments are down from their peak in 2010. A House Oversight subcommittee examines
improper payments today at a hearing. (Associated Press)
- President Barack Obama asks for more than expected to deal with the crisis on
the Mexican border. Members of Congress react differently to the $3.7 billion request, but say they'll take it
up quickly. Obama's request includes money for more immigration judges and border
patrol agents and facilities to house migrant children. The request also includes
money for more border surveillance. Obama heads to Texas today for fundraising,
but will also meet on immigration with Gov. Rick Perry. Obama proposes changing a
2008 child immigration law so that minors can be sent home more quickly.
- While Congress and President Obama decide what to do, the departments of
Defense and Health and Human Services are negotiating more
military space for immigrant children. The unaccompanied minors are already
occupying spare space at three bases: Fort Still in Oklahoma, Lackland Air Force
Base in Texas and Naval Base Ventura in California. DoD is housing nearly 2,400
kids now. A spokesman says HHS is reimbursing the Pentagon for use of the space.
He says the presence of the children does not impinge on service members, and that
DoD personnel don't deal with them. The original agreement with HHS had a 120-day
limit. But that could be extended. (Defense Department)
- The Interior Department will distribute $43 million for local recreation and
conservation projects nationwide.
Secretary Sally Jewell heads to Birmingham, Alabama, today on a publicity tour.
She's urging Congress to pass permanent renewal of the Land and Water Conservation
Fund. It was established in 1964. It provides grants to cities and states for
parks, playgrounds, trails and other outdoor facilities.The money comes from
offshore oil and gas royalties. Unless Congress acts, the fund will expire next
year. (Associated Press)