The Senate included a 1.9 percent federal pay raise in a series of four appropriations bills, which it passed Wednesday. The Senate proposal differs from both the House version and the White House's recommendation.
The last week before the July Fourth recess looks to be a busy one on Capitol Hill, from the farm bill to potentially making another run at immigration legislation.
Lawmakers are still trying to find a permanent funding source for the VA MISSION Act, as the president publicly expressed his disagreement with some of the new law's finer points.
Roslyn Layton is a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and argued against the pattern of inconsistency.
We should expect to see continued give and take between the executive and legislative branches, because no one can write perfect language every time and because the executive branch wants the freedom to act.
The "Holman Rule" lets members of Congress make changes to a federal employee’s salary or position without input from the appropriations committee -- or the employee or its agency.
David Berteau says contractors need to be more active in helping their federal counterparts fight for program funding in budget talks.
Federal News Radio's Tom Temin says the new, two-year, topline spending ceiling raised eyebrows even as it raised the coming deficits.
In today's Federal Newscast, a bill to make sure Congressional members use their own money to settle with harassment victims passed the House unanimously.
Congress probably won't have enough time to pass a budget before this Thursday's deadline. But what will happen?
Margot Conrad from the Partnership for Public Service shares ideas with excepted employees and managers on how to survive, without pay, during a shutdown.
American University's Bob Tobias says the government is all about the people it employs and the appropriations it has to work with.
The government is still closed and some federal employees are furloughed. Nicole Ogrysko explains what federal employees could expect today.
The answer to the question in the headline is that we should all care, because it is certainly no way to run a business, or a government.