The Secretary of the Air Force and its Chief of Staff say a full year continuing resolution would have a significant impact on the service, particularly by slowing down or halting as many as 50 acquisition programs.
The Air Force says the continuing resolution that’s becoming increasingly likely for the 2016 budget cycle would halt progress on dozens of weapons programs, and probably force it to cancel plans to build its military workforce in key areas. More from Federal News Radio’s DoD reporter Jared Serbu.
Congress gets back from recess Sept. 8. Rumors are already flying over what kind of budget resolution Congress will consider. Bloomberg Government reports House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) is working with the Office of Management and Budget on a list of non-spending items that would get attached to a short-term continuing resolution. It would keep the government open after the end of the fiscal year. Tamar Hallerman is an appropriations reporter at Roll Call. She tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the likelihood of a short term CR, and news of a possible year long CR.
Congress has long promised no government shutdown this year. But some observers think it's now starting to look more likely. Some Republicans want to tie any appropriations measure — or continuing resolution — to language that would defund Planned Parenthood. Eighteen House Republicans signed a letter before leaving for summer recess. And some senators are joining the movement. David Hawkings, senior editor of Roll Call, writes the Hawkings Here blog. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose that Republicans have fought similar battles before.
Congress has just this work week left until it adjourns for a month-long recess. The to-do list is long. And the Senate has barely finished work on 12 appropriations bills. House Speaker John Boehner says the Congress will have to settle for a continuing resolution this year to avoid a government shutdown in the fall. David Hawkings, senior editor of Roll Call, writes the Hawkings Here blog. He's keeping an eye on the congressional calendar and tells In Depth with Francis Rose that there just aren't enough days left before the fiscal year ends.
By DAVID ESPO and ERICA WERNER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A partial agency shutdown looming, Senate Republicans offered Tuesday to permit a vote on Homeland Security funding legislation stripped of immigration provisions backed by…
Former DHS leaders say you don't need a shutdown to harm the department. The threat of a partial shutdown is enough to lower employees' morale and slow down progress.
A House subcommittee hosted a hearing Thursday to discuss emerging threats and technologies, but the topic that dominated conversation was whether the Homeland Security Department would be funded after Feb. 27.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said he will have to furlough at least 30,000 employees if Congress doesn't pass a spending bill to cover DHS funding beyond Feb. 27.
By DAVID ESPO and ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Time running short, Republicans and Democrats agreed Tuesday on a $1.1 trillion spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and delay a politically-charged struggle…
By ERICA WERNER and ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to avoid a showdown over immigration, House Republican leaders are moving to make a deal with Democrats to pass a spending bill that…
How does an agency make any kind of execution plans when it has no idea how much money will be appropriated when Congress finally passes a budget or a full-year continuing resolution, asks former DHS senior executive Jeff Neal?
We are now in a situation where a bonus holiday after Christmas and a government shutdown are both theoretically possible, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.
When Congress returns on Dec. 1, it will be pressed for time on deciding its next course on funding before the current continuing resolution expires at midnight on Dec. 12.