Larry Allen joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to provide advice on ways contractors can be prepared for when the CR runs out again on March 23.
In today's Federal Newscast, a new policy from the National Science Foundation will require grant recipients to report the findings of any sexual harassment investigation against a researcher.
Congress is back after a 10 day recess. Roll Call's David Hawkings tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin what's up ahead in budget talks.
President Donald Trump's signature on a two-year spending agreement and six-week continuing resolution ended an hours-long government shutdown Friday morning.
The House passed a six-week extension for civilian agencies and full-year appropriations for the Defense Department. The Senate is nearing a two-year spending cap deal.
Congress probably won't have enough time to pass a budget before this Thursday's deadline. But what will happen?
A fifth continuing resolution this fiscal year doesn't bode well for members of the local federal contracting community, which told House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) the previous four CRs have already cost them time, money and talent.
Senators seem as far apart as ever on fiscal budget talks. But will Tuesday's State of the Union address help avert a shutdown, or hurt even more?
The president signed a three-week continuing resolution until law, that reopens the government and keeps it open until at least Feb. 8.
Though the Office of Management and Budget Friday morning said the president is "actively working to prevent a shutdown," OMB Director Mick Mulvaney said that if it happens, a government shutdown will look much different than the 16-day lapse in 2013 during the Obama administration.
A government "shutdown" isn't really a shutdown. Many services will continue, but hundreds of thousands of federal workers will be forced off the job, and some services will go dark.
The Trump administration's request for an additional $18 billion over 10 years to build a border wall is riling up some Democrats, as Congress continues negotiations over a spending deal by Jan. 19.
President Donald Trump's March executive order, a "Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch," launched a year of speculation about workforce reductions, budget cuts and possible changes to retirement benefits. The 2018 budget, released in May, only exacerbated the situation, as it seemed to confirm everyone's worst fears.
House Republicans are discussing a new plan that would extend the continuing resolution through Jan. 19. This version would not fund the Defense Department through the rest of fiscal 2018, as originally discussed.