Government shutdowns accomplish little, lose a lot and can have a political backlash.
The White House is signaling it’s not interested in a government shutdown when a temporary government-wide spending bill expires Nov. 21
To head off a government shutdown, Congress and the White House need to reach agreement on either a set of full appropriations bills, or another CR.
For more on what normally goes on in Congress during recesses, The Fulcrum Editor-in-Chief David Hawkings joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
For how contractors can navigate the next couple of months, federal sales consultant Larry Allen joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) is hopeful to secure a 3.1% raise during the conference on appropriations, and that Congress will pass a full budget before the CR expires.
The reason for the new shutdown decision deadline is that lawmakers have not approved appropriations to keep all federal agencies operating after Oct. 1.
President Donald Trump Friday evening signed the seven-week continuing resolution into law, delaying fears of another government shutdown until Nov. 21.
The Senate on Thursday cleared a seven-week continuing resolution through Nov. 21. The CR includes nearly $50 million more for the Office of Personnel Management, which faces a funding gap with the transfer.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) and other congressmen are pleading with Veterans Affairs Department to let them keep their offices in agency facilities.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs’ Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations has counted up the costs of the last three shutdowns.
The seven-week continuing resolution gives lawmakers through Nov. 21 to complete spending bills for the rest of 2020. Notably, the CR includes additional funding for the Office of Personnel Management, which faces a budget shortfall at the start of the new fiscal year.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Congressman Bennie Thompson (D-MS), the chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, says as cyber threats become more sophisticated, bringing back the cyber coordinator role is even more important.
Given that 2020 is a critical election year, and the number of federal workers in many congressional districts, any federal pay raise is a big deal.