If one of the next furloughs happens while a team of American astronauts are heading for the Moon, will they be forced to abort their mission and return to Earth?
The reason for the new shutdown decision deadline is that lawmakers have not approved appropriations to keep all federal agencies operating after Oct. 1.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs’ Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations has counted up the costs of the last three shutdowns.
A House-passed minibus of five appropriations bills includes back pay for low wage contractors impacted by this year’s government shutdown.
The Trump administration said back pay for contractors affected by the shutdown will be too costly and increase the risk of fraud, waste, and improper payments.
Did the recent shutdown do at least one constructive thing: Spotlight the lack of federal workers?
The Senate Budget Committee passed a 2020 budget resolution last week, but left out several proposals designed to protect the federal workforce.
Bipartisan support is growing for a proposed bill to remove barriers to federal employment for people with a criminal record.
Of the eligible Federal Employees Retirement System participants who have Thrift Savings Plan accounts, January participation rates rose by less than 1 percent because of missed contributions due to the partial government shutdown.
Many current government officials were baffled by the strange, sometimes rowdy and downright undignified behavior of testy civil servants during the recent government shutdown.