Want a sure fire way to tell a friend, neighbor or coworkers politics? Just ask him, or her, who caused the government shutdown.
The Senate could only muster 50 votes, not 60, to invoke cloture to end debate on the continuing resolution to keep the government open.
Continuing resolutions temporarily evade shutdowns, but they may also hurt the Department of Defense’s readiness long-term.
Congress is trying to avert a shutdown, but some are concerned a continuing resolution could trigger sequestration.
As Congress looks to avert a government shutdown, the Air Force is planning a top-to-bottom review of its programs to free up room in its operating budget.
A government “shutdown” isn’t really a shutdown. Many services will continue, but hundreds of thousands of federal workers will be forced off the job, and some services will go dark.
A new and exclusive Federal News Radio online survey found almost 70 percent of the more than 1,900 respondents say a partial government shutdown is “very likely” or “somewhat likely” to happen on Jan. 20 at midnight.
In most of the recent political death matches on Capitol Hill, defense spending was at the center of the fight. This time it’s immigration. Still, the threat of a shutdown and a lack of resolution over defense priorities has a lot of Washington nervous. Todd Harrison, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin there’s more talk about holding out on passing another short-term continuing resolution until some of the key issues are resolved.
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Time is running out for Congress. A third continuing resolution expires on Friday, Roll Call Senior Editor David Hawkings reviews the chances for another temporary budget on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.