Government Shutdown

Night falls at the the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, with the deadline to fund the government approaching. Republicans in the Senate are poised to stall a must-pass funding bill as they force a debate on rolling back the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandates for some workers. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Federal Court of Appeals looks to handle question of monetary damages for feds who worked for free during shutdown

In today’s Federal Newscast, a federal appeals court is hearing arguments today over whether federal employees who worked without pay during government…

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What full-year appropriations halfway through the year means to contracting

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Why services contractors have a difficult landscape to cross

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That competitiveness bill the House passed would deliver a lot of money to the government itself

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Justice Breyer might have just caused the continuing resolution to stretch out

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)The Capitol is seen in Washington, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, as Congress returns to a busy schedule and Democratic lawmakers are laboring to shoulder President Joe Biden's massive $3.5 trillion

What’s next for Congress now that they’ve kicked the budget stone down the road again

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Your federal pay raise prospects, under (yet another) CR

A continuing resolution through February doesn’t necessarily change the White House’s plans for a federal pay raise for civilian employees next year. But…

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(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)The 2021 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree is lit after a ceremony on the West Front Lawn of Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. This year's tree is a white fir from the Six Rivers National Forest in California. The tradition of decorating U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree dates back to 1964. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Senate passes stopgap funding bill, avoiding shutdown

The Senate has passed a stopgap spending bill that avoids a short-term shutdown and funds the federal government through Feb. 18 after leaders defused…

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GOP risks government shutdown to fight Biden vaccine mandate

The federal government could be heading for a temporary shutdown

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