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House panel to probe fraud in federal employee disability payments

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The House Education and the Workforce Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday morning  ”Examining the Labor Department’s proposed reforms to FECA program.” The acronym stands for Federal Employee Compensation Act, a program that makes payments to injured workers.

A Washington Examiner series last month found that the program, which is administered by the Labor Department, is rife with fraud. The three part series can be read here, here and here.

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