Congress is further along in the annual appropriations process than it usually is at this point in August, but that doesn’t mean contractors should drop planning for the possibility of a government shutdown.
Federal News Radio reporters Nicole Ogrysko and Jory Heckman join host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn to discuss what’s happening and not happening with pay, shutdowns and appropriations on Capitol Hill.
If the surprise pay raise approved by the Senate makes it through the White House, what would it put in your wallet? We’re looking at what’s happening and not happening with pay, shutdowns and appropriations on Capitol Hill.
It’s a long way from clear whether the bills the Senate comes up with will be acceptable to the House – or to President Trump, who’s been flirting with the idea of another government shutdown.
Instead of “essential” and nonessential,” the labels “emergency” and “nonemergency”are being used more to describe which feds have to work in the event of a government shutdown, whether from bad storms or blustering in the White House
Today the House is in recess until after Labor Day. Proposed changes in FERS, which would require you to pay 6 percent more for the benefit while cost of living adjustments would be eliminated for retirees, seem less urgent.
With a possible governmentwide shutdown just 58 days away, survivors of previous time-outs are remembering how they coped, if they were ordered not to work, or to go to work without the guarantee of getting paid.
Yesterday Mike Causey asked people to revisit the ghosts of shutdowns past and remember how they handled the financial and emotional strain. Shutdowns can be traumatic financially, but some feds said they turned them into a vacation.
Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-Va.) said the security clearance backlog has reached an untenable point. He and his committee members are keeping an eye on the backlog.
Unusually, the Senate is moving faster than the House this year on appropriations bills for 2019.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Postal Service says millenials received significantly less mail in 2017 than the year before. Meanwhile Mitch McConnell said he has no plans to shut down the government over President Trump’s push for border wall funds.
How many shutdowns have you been through? How did you get by? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know.
President Donald Trump says he would have “no problem” shutting down the federal government if Congress won’t provide more money for border security
What are the chances of a government shutdown in fiscal year 2019? Find out when Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners joins host Mark Amtower on this week’s Amtower Off Center. July 9, 2018