The resignation of Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) is either the solution to avoiding a government shutdown or a disaster in the making that will cause another shutdown or maybe both. David Hawkings, senior editor of CQ Roll Call, is watching the fallout from Boehner's announcement and tells In Depth with Francis Rose what he's seeing.
Tomorrow at midnight the month of September will be half over. That means only 15 calendar days until government funding runs out. David Hawkings, the senior editor of CQ Roll Call, is watching how Congress is getting closer to doing a deal and getting farther away at the same time. He shared his insight on In Depth with Francis Rose.
With only 10 days left to pass sweeping budget deals and little agreement over proposals, Congress' likely options are pass a continuing resolution, or force a shutdown.
After a month of recess, Congress gets back to work today. The budget clock is ticking for fiscal year 2016. The most likely outcome is a continuing resolution of some kind. Beyond that there's not a lot of clarity. David Hawkings, senior editor of CQ Roll Call, offers some insight on In Depth with Francis Rose.
The back-and-forth is on hold now in the Senate over the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act. The bill encourages private companies and government agencies to share information with each other about potential cyber threats. Both amendments to the CISA are holding it back.One would give the Office of Personnel Management an extra 37 million dollars to fix its IT networks a year ahead of schedule. The other would give victims of OPM's data breaches a few more years of free credit monitoring. Ryan Lucas is an intelligence reporter for CQ Roll Call. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose what's in the bill and whether the disagreements can be resolved.
Congress is at a standstill on the appropriations bills agencies need to fund their budgets. But the holdup is not just because both chambers are in recess this week. And it's not just because of a disagreement over the numbers. David Hawkings, senior editor of Roll Call, writes the Hawkings Here blog. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose what's going on in the budget debate and the debate over the National Defense Authorization Act.
With the failure of the supercommittee — tasked with cutting $1.2 trillion from the federal deficit — to strike a deal, Congress is back to square one, said David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing in an interview on In Depth with Francis Rose.
CQ Roll Call reporter Meredith Shiner has an update on the supercommittee talks on its deadline day.
Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham want Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to take a look at what a supercommittee failure would mean for the military.
The Senate failed to pass a continuing resolution Friday over an issue that amounts to \"tiddlywinks,\" said Steven Dennis, Senate reporter for CQ Roll Call.