Government Shutdown

Government Shutdown

  • Furloughs, buyouts, & retirement surge

    Federal News Radio’s Julia Ziegler, and Sean Reilly and Stephen Losey from the Federal Times, join host Mike Causey to discuss a wide range of issues affecting federal workers. March 13, 2013

  • Government shutdown, furloughs, and more

    Janet Kopenhaver from Federally Employed Woman and Federal Times Senior Writer Sean Reilly, join host Mike Causey to talk about what would happen if the federal government were to shut down. January 16, 2013

  • Obama administration two-sided on openness, expert says

    Angela Canterbury, director of Public Policy at the Project on Government Oversight, said the Obama administration’s efforts at transparency and openness have garnered mixed results.

  • Analysis: Feds have plenty to focus on with omnibus, defense bill unresolved

    Jim McAleese, defense analyst and principal of McAleese and Associates, anticipates some last minute maneuvering from Congress to secure funding for 2012.

  • Shutdown FAQ

    Frequently asked questions about a potential government shutdown as Congress nears its Dec. 16 deadline to reach a budget deal.

  • As Congress nears deal, feds prep for shutdown — just in case

    As the clock ticks closer toward Dec. 16 — when the seventh continuing resolution funding government operations this year is set to expire — speculation about a partial government shutdown has begun swirling.

  • Short-term bill more likely before Friday budget deadline

    With less than three days to reach a budget deal, lawmakers are more likely now to pass a short-term spending measure rather than a $1 trillion omnibus bill for the rest of the fiscal year, which started Oct. 1. The Hill’s Erik Wasson has an update on the budget talks.

  • Deadline nears to reach omnibus deal, avoid shutdown

    The fight has started to push an omnibus spending bill through Congress to fund the federal government through the rest of the year. The current continuing resolution expires Dec. 16.

  • Congress hops aboard the minibus

    Congress crafted a partial measure to fund some agencies through fiscal year 2012 and extend a continuing resolution for others. Erik Wasson of The Hill acknowledges that the current budget process has been the most complicated he’s seen.

  • Behind feds’ health premium changes

    Host Mike Causey is joined by Steve Bauer, executive director of the Federal Employees Education and Assistance Fund, and Federal Times editor Steve Losey. September 28, 2011

  • Congress to extend deadline for Postal Service debt

    The Postal Service would get seven more weeks to pay a $5.5 billion debt to the Treasury under the continuing resolution passed Monday by the Senate. A House version includes the same provision. The bill is due on Friday.

  • Optimism from a near-shutdown?

    There will not be a government shutdown over the 2011 budget any time soon, but the near shutdown was a fight almost every inch of the way. But some feds are taking a more optimistic view.

  • In shutdown, what contractors should do

    Congress narrowly avoided a government shutdown for now. But chances are we will be back to this same place next month, as the continuing resolution passed by Senate on Monday night lasts through Nov. 18. If a shutdown does occur, what should a government contractor do?

  • After averting shutdown, a bigger budget fight brews

    The Senate passed a continuing resolution to extend spending six weeks beyond the current fiscal year, ending on Friday. The House plans to vote Monday on the bill which funds government until Nov. 18. But on Nov. 23 is another important budget date — the joint select committee on deficit reduction must submit its recommendations to Congress on ways to reduce $1.2 trillion to $1.5 trillion in cuts over the next decade.