continuing resolution

  • Trump confirmation hearings likely to extend continuing resolution

    As the deadline for a spending bill to fund the federal government draws near, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said the Senate’s role in the transition efforts of President-elect Donald Trump could extend the end date of the next continuing resolution past the end of March 2017.

  • Larry Allen: Half-fiscal-year strategy may be way to go

    All the signs are pointing to a continuing resolution lasting until March 31. That’s half of fiscal 2017. So maybe contractors should consider reworking their plans so they have a half-fiscal-year strategy to start April 1. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with one view of what that might look like.

  • Contracting under a Trump administration

    Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, Lohfeld Consulting’s Lisa Pafe and Washington Technology’s Nick Wakeman join host Mark Amtower for a wide ranging discussion of what contractors are facing during the transition to a new administration. November 21, 2016

  • DoD says March continuing resolution likely, as it prepares 2018 budget review

    Defense Department Comptroller Mike McCord said the prospect of a continuing resolution into the new year is one of the biggest challenges DoD will face. House Republicans seem poised to act on a continuing resolution that would keep the government funded through current spending levels until March.

  • Category management, the latest CR, & more

    Professional Services Council Executive Vice President and Counsel Alan Chvotkin joins host Mark Amtower to discuss category management, the latest continuing resolution, and other issues affecting professional services contractors. October 24, 2016

  • A return of the ‘minibus’ for 2017?

    An idea from House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to fund the government through a series of small “minibuses” based on some still-unfinished appropriations bills and the remaining agencies through a continuing resolution appears to be percolating again in Congress. See a breakdown of potential appropriations for fiscal 2017.

  • David Hawkings: Congress averts shutdown … minimally

    Congress did what it had to do minimally to keep the government open. But its work is far from finished, even if it is scattering to the four corners for the remainder of the campaign season. David Hawkings, senior editor of Roll Call, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin for an update on the averted shutdown.

  • Obama signs continuing resolution to keep agencies running through Dec. 9

    President Barack Obama signed the continuing resolution Thursday, which Congress passed yesterday. The measure keeps the government functioning through Dec. 9.

  • Senate fails to stop debate on continuing resolution bill

    The Senate twice failed to approve a cloture vote on Sept. 27 to stop debate on the short-term continuing resolution attached to a House bill which lawmakers are using as the legislative vehicle to fund the government and avert a government shutdown. The vote would have officially ended debate on the continuing resolution, allowing a final passage vote on the bill.

  • House aides: Deal reached to help Flint, keep US gov’t open

    Congressional leaders have broken a stalemate over money to address the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, top House aides said Wednesday, clearing the way for a spending bill needed to keep the government running until December.