Guest commentator Jeff Neal explains why his long-time optimism about working for the federal government may be fading if another shutdown happens this month or in October.
Cold as it may be in Washington, inside the Capitol the atmosphere is heated. Members are hard at work to get past the three-week continuing resolution now approaching its second week.
In the wake of the longest government shutdown in history, pushes to ensure one never happens again, primarily through an automatic continuing resolution, are picking up momentum. But just what is an automatic CR, and does one have a chance in Congress?
Both the House and Senate easily passed a three-week continuing resolution that would end the government shutdown and temporarily fund shuttered agencies through Feb. 15. The Office of Management and Budget has already urged agencies to begin preparing for an “orderly reopening” of government.
Nearly everyone concerned with good government is thinking like the fictional Howard Beale, wanting to scream “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore.”
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Homeland Security Department says a series of incidents have tampered with agencies domain name systems (DNS) on their websites.
Mike Hettinger, the president and managing principal of the Hettinger Strategy Group, makes the case for why Congress should consider a 20-year-old bill from former Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.).
Faced with a partial government shutdown with no certain end in sight, the Agriculture Department has come up with a budgetary workaround to ensure Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits continue to be paid out through February.
Many people who spent their career with Uncle Sam are glad they did. But when it’s over, many people are glad, too. Take today’s holiday guest columnist, Tony Korlik, for example.
The House has passed its own continuing resolution that would fund all of government through Feb. 8 and provide $5 billion toward the southern border. The CR is reportedly a tough sell in the Senate, setting up further anxiety and uncertainty ahead of Friday’s partial shutdown deadline.