Government Shutdown

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Federal health insurance programs are now ‘essential’ during future shutdowns, OPM says

Federal employees and annuitants will no longer see major disruptions to their health, dental, vision and life insurance during future government shutdowns…

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NDAA veto could jeopardize pay and benefits for nurses, Gold Star Families and other military occupations

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(Tom Brenner/Pool via AP)Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., removes his face mask as he arrives for a news conference with other Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. (Tom Brenner/Pool via AP)

Congress approves $900B COVID relief bill, sending to Trump

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)The Capitol is seen in Washington, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, as the House and Senate return to work. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

2021 spending bill: Cyber, federal buildings are winners, IT modernization is a loser

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(Getty Images/iStockphoto/fotostok_pdv)Close up of female hands counting US dollar banknotes at the table in front a laptop computer. Woman accountant with money and notebook.

Omnibus endorses 1% federal pay raise, gives feds more time to repay deferred payroll taxes

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Congress seals agreement on $900 billion COVID relief bill

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Congress averts shutdown; fight continues over pandemic aid

Congress has passed a two-day stopgap spending bill to avert a partial government shutdown this weekend

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, speaks during a news conference following a weekly meeting with the Senate Republican caucus, Tuesday, Dec. 8. 2020  at the Capitol in Washington.  (Sarah Silbiger/Pool via AP)

Trump, Congress avert shutdown, buy time for COVID-19 talks

President Donald Trump has signed a temporary government-wide funding bill into law, averting a federal shutdown at midnight and buying Congress time for…

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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2020, file photo sunlight shines on the U.S. Capitol building on Capitol Hill in Washington. President-elect Joe Biden wants to “restore the soul of America.” First, he'll need to fix a broken and divided Congress. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Congress will take up 1-week stopgap to keep government running through Dec. 18

Congress will begin voting Wednesday on a temporary funding stop-gap that will keep the government through Dec. 18. Congressional leaders have repeatedly said they’re not expecting a government shutdown, but some agencies have updated their contingency plans for the pandemic just in case.

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