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.
The House has included an additional $2.1 billion for the Veterans Choice Program in a continuing resolution, which would extend funding for civilian agencies through Jan. 19, 2018.
Whether a government shutdown is on the horizon for the holiday season, a majority of federal employees who took a Federal News Radio survey said their federal agencies are ready if a shutdown does happen.
A key House Republican has unveiled a measure to deliver a huge budget increase to the Pentagon and prevent a government shutdown at the end of next week.
No sooner had the president signed a two-week continuing resolution than the countdown started — the countdown to the next deadline for a government shutdown,
Congress has until midnight on Friday, Dec. 22 to avoid a government shutdown. As a federal employee or contractor, let us know what you think about a possible shutdown.
Pentagon officials said Thursday that they have tweaked their government shutdown contingency plans since the last time one occurred in 2013, but emphasized that there is little they can do to stave off a shutdown’s most damaging effects.
More than two dozen agencies updated their contingency plans, should Congress not pass a bill to keep the government open past Friday.
Congress is looking likely to pass a short-term extension to the current continuing resolution. Still, many more fights lie ahead over a long-term budget.
Just days before the expiration of the latest continuing resolution, Navy officials say the last several years of budgeting-by-CR have already wasted $4 billion.