Congress will begin voting Wednesday on a temporary funding stop-gap that will keep the government through Dec. 18. Congressional leaders have repeatedly said they're not expecting a government shutdown, but some agencies have updated their contingency plans for the pandemic just in case.
WTOP Capitol Hill correspondent Mitchell Miller joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for the outlook.
Transition funding for the incoming Biden administration, like all other federal appropriations, is coming from a continuing resolution, which expires in less than two weeks.
Tim Cook, executive director of the Center for Procurement Advocacy and Tom Sisti, general counsel for the Coalition for Government Procurement, join host Roger Waldron on this week's Off the Shelf for a wide ranging discussion that includes the congressional outlook of the National Defense Authorization Act, and whether Congress will pass an additional Covid-19 relief package.
Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, joins host Roger Waldron on this week's Off the Shelf to discuss the key policy provisions of the NDAA, and the current implementation of Section 889 and CMMC.
Congress has not finished debating what to do about another stimulus bill for pandemic response.
The Senate is almost totally occupied with Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, but this debate also crowds out other important business in a compressed time period.
Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, joins host Mark Amtower on this week's Amtower Off Center to discuss a wide variety of contracting stories, including, the drama surrounding CMMC, the launch of Polaris, and SEWP's record breaking year.
For how all the latest Congressional activity might sort out, Bloomberg Government Editorial Director Loren Duggan spoke to Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The president has signed a temporary stopgap funding measure into law, which keeps agencies running through Dec. 11 and avoids a government shutdown.
In today's Federal Newscast, today is the last day of fiscal 2020 and the Senate is expected to move the continuing resolution forward to the President's desk.
In today's Federal Newscast, medical centers at the Department of Veterans Affairs see a slight improvement in staffing shortages over the last year.
Democrats and Republicans in a bitterly divided U.S. House have voted to take a government shutdown off the table this fall, giving a big, bipartisan vote to a temporary government-wide funding bill Tuesday night
A draft continuing resolution from House Democrats would also restrict agencies from implementing employee furloughs, set a new fee structure for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and fund several large agency projects. But Republicans have expressed opposition to the measure.