The bill will now proceed to the Senate. The President will need to sign a bill before midnight on Nov. 21 to avoid a shutdown.
Government shutdowns accomplish little, lose a lot and can have a political backlash.
The 2019 Bipartisan Budget Act sets defense and non-defense spending limits for the next two years, but much of the real work remains when Congress returns from August recess.
The Trump administration’s proposal for creating a Space Force as a new military service encountered bipartisan skepticism in the Senate
Evidence is mounting that civilian agencies are spending less than what they received in appropriations for fiscal 2019.
As Congress starts the appropriations process for fiscal 2020, one of the questions it’s faces is how much to spend on the legislative branch itself.
David Hawkings is editor in chief at The Firewall, and he joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk about this early step in the 2020 budgeting process.
With government in turmoil thanks to a lapse in appropriations, one might think cybersecurity would be among the first things to break. It turns out that wasn’t the case.
Shutdown will almost certainly spill over to next year, when Democrats will control the House
The parties settle in for siege rather than work ’round the clock.