debt ceiling

  • Debt ceiling and border wall: gridlock as usual on Capitol Hill this week

    Bloomberg Government Editorial Director Loren Duggan outlined this week on Capitol Hill onĀ Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Congress pushes government towards a cliff

    A creeping incompetence in handling the government seems to be overtaking Congress. Case in point? What’s going on with the MSPB.

  • Fed up feds may have good news on shutdown

    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.

  • VA lays out standards for veterans to see private doctors

    In today’s Federal Newscast, the Veterans Affairs Department releases its much anticipated community care standards, which lay out what veterans are allowed to get medical treatment from non-VA doctors.

  • Congress faces raising debt ceiling before next potential shutdown

    In a few weeks Congress will have to agree whether to raise the debt ceiling threatening the next showdown. Yet at least the House has shown some bipartisanship.

  • CBO: Debt ceiling will be reached by late March

    In today’s Federal Newscast, the Congressional Budget Office says the Treasury Department will run out of funds by late March unless it’s raised.

  • Is the G fund in trouble?

    Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the G fund becomes a political football each time Congress debates raising the debt ceiling, and that makes many investors nervous.

  • Treasury eyes TSP’s G fund as stopgap way to avoid debt ceiling

    The Treasury Department will have to take extraordinary measures, which may include borrowing from the Thrift Savings Plan’s G fund, for the next few months in order to keep the federal government from defaulting on its debts.

  • Congress sends aid bill, debt hike to Trump

    Trump signs a $15.3 billion disaster aid package despite conservative objections to linking the emergency legislation to a temporary increase in America’s borrowing authority

  • Senate passes $15B disaster aid measure, debt limit increase

    Senate Republicans have almost doubled the size of President Donald Trump’s emergency Harvey aid package, adding a first installment to help communities in Texas rebuild from the storm _ and stock reserves for looming damage from Hurricane Irma