debt ceiling

  • Unions rally against debt-limit retirement cuts

    The two largest federal unions are urging feds to stand up against proposed cuts to federal pay and retirement by calling Congressional leaders and rallying in New York. Last week, 21 federal unions sent a letter to Treasury and OMB demanding to know what would happen to federal employees should Congress and the White House fail to raise the debt ceiling but got no response.

  • Managing through the debt ceiling debate

    How can you keep your employees from pulling out their hair during the debt debate? Advice from John Palguta, vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service.

  • Analysis: Debt ceiling ‘grand bargain’ needed

    Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and the director of the Fiscal Policy Program at the New America Foundation, told Federal News Radio why a ”grand bargain” on the debt ceiling debate should happen sooner rather than later.

  • Unions demand to know debt ceiling impact on feds

    A coalition of 21 groups representing five-million federal employees and retirees wrote a letter to OMB and Treasury asking for information about what happens to federal workers if the debt ceiling isn’t raised. NTEU is planning a rally in New York to oppose proposed cuts to federal employees pay and benefits.

  • SSA tells employees to keep mum on debt ceiling questions

    Will you still receive a social security check if the government doesn’t raise the debt ceiling? You won’t be getting an answer from the Social Security Administration.

  • Pay, Pensions, Puppies & The Debt Limit

    Which of the following items are NOT at stake in the current White House-Congressional debt limit dance: pay raises, your insurance premiums, the health of your brand-new puppy or future raises for federal and Social Security retirees? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it’s both serious and confusing and, maybe down the road, amusing too.

  • Wrangling continues over debt ceiling, budget

    Get the latest update on the contentious debt ceiling debate between lawmakers and the White House from The Hill staff writer Alexander Bolton.

  • Obama challenges GOP to compromise on debt

    Obama challenged Republicans to make the necessary compromises.

  • Debt ceiling deadline: What Congress must do now

    Stan Collender, a federal budget guru, gives his analysis of what must be done in the coming weeks.

  • Debt ceiling debate likely to continue for weeks

    Ian Swanson, a staff writer for The Hill, spoke to Federal News Radio about the intensifying debate between Capitol Hill and the president.