“U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services says its financial situation is better but it still needs $1.2 billion in emergency funding. Both the agency and the union representing USCIS employees urged Congress to prevent furloughs at the end of August. Michael Knowles is the president of an American Federation of Government Employees local. He says: ‘Keep us at work. Don’t send us home. I’m a little concerned in that some of the dialogue today seems to not recognize the urgency of the situation.’ USCIS recently pushed back the potential furlough date to August 30 for over 13,000 employees. (House Judiciary Committee)” Listen to the newscast here.
Source: Agencies may not have gotten the best deals on coronavirus contracts – By Eric White, July 30, 2020. Federal News Network.