The Agriculture Department said the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, can last until the end of February if Congress fails to agree on a way to end the government shutdown.
In today’s Federal Newscast, agency leaders are being asked to provide a list of what programs will be effected if the current partial government shutdown goes into March and April.
By the end of January, the government shutdown may impact a group that’s usually untouched from the severe impacts of a lapse in appropriations: Coast Guard military retirees.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a new study in the Journal of American Medicine Association finds veterans waited fewer days in 2017 than 2014.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Representative TJ Cox’s (D-CA) first introduced legislation in Congress is meant to ease the financial hardship furloughed federal employees are currently enduring.
In its new Maritime Accelerated Acquisition process, the Navy says coordination, senior-level involvement are keys to speed for high-priority acquisitions. But not every program will qualify.
In today’s Federal Newscast, bills to improve agency oversight of sexual harassment and give federal interns the same protection as employees pass the House.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) is asking the Office of Personnel Management how it’s making sure federal employees furloughed due to the government shutdown are still receiving healthcare coverage.
In a few weeks Congress will have to agree whether to raise the debt ceiling threatening the next showdown. Yet at least the House has shown some bipartisanship.
As the record-breaking shutdown continues, here’s a comprehensive list of legislation introduced by lawmakers to build resilience in the workforce and combat looming financial hardship.
Mike Hettinger, the president and managing principal of the Hettinger Strategy Group, makes the case for why Congress should consider a 20-year-old bill from former Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.).
Government shutdowns are the norm today, but it wasn’t always that way. A 1980 interpretation of the Antideficiency Act changed the way both the executive and legislative branches handled lapses in appropriations, and they haven’t looked back since.
The IRS’s decision to begin this year’s tax filing season on time, and to start issuing tax refunds despite a partial government shutdown, appears legally sound, according to former government officials, but raises logistical questions from lawmakers and current agency employees.
Federal government lapses in funding have become a regular occurrence. But only rarely have they lasted more than a weekend.