David Hawkings, the Editor of CQ Roll Call’s Daily Briefing, is talks about how much more funding agencies could get and the challenges of getting it into the bill.
Russell Berman, a staff writer with The Hill newspaper, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the latest from the halls of Congress.
A six-week continuing resolution did not pass the House in a vote today. The government runs out of funds on Sept. 30 if Congress does not pass a bill. What’s more, lawmakers face a shortened deadline to sort out 2012 funding — Congress will be in recess all next week.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said it’s possible there will be a government shutdown at the end of this month.
Virginia Democratic Re. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) joined the Federal Drive to discuss the latest on the debate over the continuing resolution and the future of the Postal Service.
Lawmakers are working on a continuing resolution to fund the government through late fall. Congress has not approved any of the 12 appropriations bills necessary to keep agencies running after the fiscal year ends in three weeks.
ClearanceJobs.com editor Lindy Kyzer joins host Derrick Dortch for a discussion of the current job market and what you can do to find out which jobs are available. April 8, 2011 (Encore presentation April 29, 2011)
A shutdown of the federal government could cause a chain reaction and lead to the loss of many D.C. city services, the District’s mayor says.
Two employee unions, NTEU and NFFE, want their members to make their voices heard about what they say is the real impact of a government shutdown. The organizations are asking federal employees to call their member of Congress April 5. The unions also are trying to improve how they communicate with members about the shutdown.
AFGE plans to protest on Wednesday the possible spending cuts to the Social Security Administration in more than 20 states. SSA Commission Astrue tried to alleviate spending concerns with an e-mail to employees. Meanwhile, SSA and AFGE are negotiating a new contract.
Republican leaders in the House are calling for even deeper budgets cuts by putting forward a plan that cuts about $60 billion to hundreds of federal programs for the seven months remaining in the current fiscal year.
This week’s show is all about you – the federal employee. What other changes may be in store for feds in 2011 in the wake of the federal pay freeze and the change in Congress? January 12, 2011
The House and Senate have passed a short-term continuing resolution that will keep the government operating until Dec. 21, 2010.