debt ceiling

  • Reid, McConnell fail to agree on shutdown deal

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke by phone Sunday but failed to agree on a deal to raise the nation’s borrowing authority above the $16.7 trillion debt limit or reopen a government still shuttered on its 14th day.

  • Furloughs, debt ceiling and lobbying

    On this week’s Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts discuss how the debt limit and furloughs are affecting the economy, and how a case being reviewed by the Supreme Court, could impact future elections. October 10, 2013

  • House offers short-term debt extension without reopening government

    House Speaker John Boehner says Republicans would vote to extend the government’s ability to borrow money for six weeks, but the partial government shutdown would continue.

  • Syria, congressional agenda, and jobs

    On this week’s Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss the summer’s employment numbers, and what Congress will be working on this month. September 12, 2013

  • Dodd-Frank turns 3, housing and congress

    On this week’s Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss what’s ahead for Congress, the implementation of Dodd-Frank, and possible changes to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. July 25, 2013

  • Federal Drive Interviews — Jan. 23, 2013

    Michael Nelson talks about a Bloomberg Government study on the issues surrounding big data. Anthony Robbins of Brocade Communication discusses IT reform. Fedlink Executive Director Blane Dessy discusses how expanding his program will help cut government costs. Alex Bolton of The Hill newspaper fills us in on Congress’ plans to solve the debt ceiling crisis.

  • Federal Drive Interviews — Jan. 16, 2013

    Cindy Auten of the Telework Exchange talks about a new report on BYOD. Robert Khuzami explains why he is stepping down as the SEC’s enforcement director. Peter Schroeder of The Hill newspapers discusses the looming debt-ceiling showdown.

  • Sequestration 2.0 would mean furloughs for DoD’s entire civilian workforce

    New version of sequestration would reduce overall tab to DoD but compress across-the-board cuts into just seven months. A leading-think tank’s “back of the envelope” calculations show the military would have to furlough almost every civilian.

  • Analysis: Sequestration postponed? What does that mean?

    Brian Friel of Bloomberg Government told The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp Congress’ latest piece of legislation both delays sequestration and reduces its potential effect.

  • Cobol: Can it help your agency?

    Micro Focus’ Tod Thompkins, joins host John Gilroy to talk about launching and maintaining complex IT systems, in the age of austerity. October 25, 2011