(AP Photo/J. Scott ApplewhiteFILE - In this Aug. 3, 2020, file photo dark clouds and heavy rain sweep over the U.S. Capitol in Washington. At least a government shutdown is off the table. But as lawmakers straggle back to Washington for an abbreviated pre-election session, hopes are fading for a pandemic relief bill, or much else. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Trump signs continuing resolution, averting government shutdown

The president has signed a temporary stopgap funding measure into law, which keeps agencies running through Dec. 11 and avoids a government shutdown.

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Federal employee health programs are ‘essential services’ during future shutdowns, OPM says

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Shutdowns, relocations and mergers defined a whirlwind 2019 for the federal workforce

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Trump signs shutdown-averting spending bills, makes federal pay raise law

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Visitors look over holiday decorations in front of the White House Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019 in Washington. President Donald Trump is on the cusp of being impeached by the House, with a historic debate set Wednesday on charges that he abused his power and obstructed Congress ahead of votes that will leave a defining mark on his tenure at the White House.(AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Senate sends shutdown-averting spending bills, federal pay raise to Trump’s desk

The Senate has sent two minibus spending bills to the president’s desk for his signature. President Donald Trump must sign both by Friday to avoid a second…

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The Capitol is seen in Washington, Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, as lawmakers return from the Thanksgiving recess. The House impeachment report on President Donald Trump will be unveiled Monday behind closed doors as Democrats push ahead with the inquiry despite the White House's declaration it will not participate in the first Judiciary Committee hearing. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House passes shutdown-averting spending bills, federal pay raise

The House has sent “minibus” spending bills, which include a 3.1% federal pay raise, to the Senate for its consideration. Congress must pass and the president…

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The U.S. Capitol in Washington is shrouded in mist, Friday night, Dec. 13, 2019.  This coming week’s virtually certain House impeachment of President Donald Trump will underscore how Democrats and Republicans have morphed into fiercely divided camps since lawmakers impeached President Bill Clinton.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

$1.4T spending package crammed with unrelated provisions

House leaders have unveiled a $1.4 trillion government-wide spending package that’s carrying an unusually large load of unrelated provisions

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