Daily Brief


American flags are placed at each headstone in the United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery ahead of Memorial Day weekend, May 22, 2020, in Washington.
Is Veterans Day a federal holiday?
Veterans Day began as Armistice Day in 1919, when President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed it to celebrate the cessation of hostilities during World War I.
Majority of federal departments fail to achieve disability hiring goal
The report showed that of the 15 departments, 53.3% failed to meet the PWD hiring target and 60% failed to achieve the PWTD goal. When broken down by department subcomponents, the trend worsens with two-thirds of those surveyed failing to achieve either hiring goal in the same year.
Closing the federal remote work gap
John Greenstein of Bluescape outlines the steps federal leaders can take to create a more equitable environment in the age of hybrid workplaces.
Is Easter a federal holiday?
Traditionally, the president observes the date with an annual Easter egg roll for children on the White House lawn.
Is Good Friday a federal holiday?
Every year, federal workers ask if Good Friday — which in 2022 falls on Friday, April 15 — will be a holiday. Here's the answer.
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifies before a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on the Postal Service on Capitol Hill, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Washington.
Postmaster General says he’s been cleared in federal probe
The Justice Department declined to comment. But it is standard practice for department officials to reveal to defense lawyers that their investigations have concluded without charges rather than make that announcement themselves.
Biden requests $773 billion for Pentagon, a 4% boost
Defense Department spending would see a 4% increase in fiscal 2023 under a plan released by the White House, significantly above what administration officials wanted last year but likely not enough to satisfy congressional Republicans.
Jackson heading for likely confirmation despite GOP darts
In her final day of Senate questioning, she declared she would rule “without any agendas” as the high court’s first Black female justice and rejected Republican efforts to paint her as soft on crime in her decade on the federal bench.
Jackson pushes back on GOP critics, defends record
Jackson responded to Republicans who have questioned whether she is too liberal in her judicial philosophy, saying she tries to “understand what the people who created this law intended.” She said she relies on the words of a statute but also looks to history and practice when the meaning may not be clear.
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