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  • Gen. Paul Selva all but told Americans to vote out their member of Congress because of the failure to pass a budget.

    April 14, 2017
  • The Office of Management and Budget is doing its due diligence in preparing for a government shutdown.

    December 09, 2016
  • The Congressional Budget Office estimates how the $1.1 trillion continuing resolution Congress is voting on will be divvied up among federal agencies.

    December 08, 2016
  • With only a few days left before the current continuing resolution expires, it's back. The threat of a government shutdown. It's likely Congress will avoid that with another CR, but no one knows for how long. David Hawkings, senior editor of Roll Call, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to offer insight on whether they'll inch it along week by week or extend it until May.

    December 06, 2016
  • Government by continuing resolution is no fun for anyone. Plans get put on hold, strategies stall. And it's hard for contractors when the government holds back, afraid to overspend what might be appropriated. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin that early on a CR can have some benefits.

    September 26, 2016
  • Congress has 10 work days when it gets back from recess to come up with a plan to fund the government for fiscal 2016. A continuing resolution looks like the most likely scenario. Linda Springer is former controller at the Office of Management and Budget and former director of the Office of Personnel Management. She tells In Depth with Francis Rose that your agency will be in better shape if you start planning for a CR now.

    September 01, 2015
  • Republican leaders plan to pass a short-term funding bill this week to extend by three days the deadline for wrapping up a massive, $1 trillion-plus catch-all spending bill covering funding for the rest of the year. The short-term measure would give lawmakers until midnight next Saturday to pass the larger funding bill. The current stopgap funding bill expires at midnight on Wednesday.

    January 13, 2014
  • House Democrats have crafted their own plan to temporarily fund federal agencies when the new fiscal year starts Oct. 1. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), the ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee announced Thursday he plans to introduce a Democratic alternative to the GOP continuing resolution that would replace automatic budget constraints set to continue into fiscal 2014.

    September 12, 2013
  • The House Appropriations Committee unveiled a stopgap spending measure late Tuesday that would fund agencies slightly below current budget levels through Dec. 15. The bill gives agencies some additional spending flexibilities and includes a measure that could help agencies stave off furloughs in the first few months of fiscal 2014.

    September 11, 2013
  • Despite the prospect of an extended pay freeze, many nonpostal workers have their "wigs" to keep them warm, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So, how do you get a 3 percent raise while salaries are frozen at 2010 levels?

    September 13, 2012
  • The six-month stopgap spending bill unveiled by the House Appropriations Committee this week officially continues the federal pay freeze until at least March. The continuing resolution, which runs through March 27, gives lawmakers more time to make appropriations for the coming year and staves off the threat of a government shutdown. When a broad CR was first announced last month, the full Congress had not yet approved any fiscal 2013 spending bills. President Barack Obama proposed last month a 0.5 percent pay raise that would only take effect once Congress passed a 2013 budget — a de facto extension of the current two-year freeze. The CR makes the extension official.

    September 11, 2012
  • Lawmakers returned to Washington, D.C., this week with a packed agenda. Topping the list of priorities is hammering out final details of a stopgap spending measure to keep the government running beyond the end of the fiscal year -- Sept. 30. Amid the election-year politicking, the list of unfinished business also includes legislation to restructure the financially ailing U.S. Postal Service and a cybersecurity bill that aims to safeguard the nation's critical infrastructure. Perhaps looming largest of all is what Congress plans to do about automatic, across-the-board cuts, known as sequestration, set to take effect Jan. 2. Failure to avert the cuts could send the country over a "fiscal cliff," budget experts warn.

    September 10, 2012
  • The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

    October 05, 2011
  • The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

    October 04, 2011