In today’s Federal Newscast, Senate Democrats have brought forth a companion to a new bill from House Democratic leaders, which calls for giving civilian federal employees a 2.6 percent pay raise.
Both the House and Senate easily passed a three-week continuing resolution that would end the government shutdown and temporarily fund shuttered agencies through Feb. 15. The Office of Management and Budget has already urged agencies to begin preparing for an “orderly reopening” of government.
Regardless of views on the wall or immigration or border security, commentator Jeff Neal believes most Americans can agree on one thing: This shutdown is a shameful display of politics and utter disregard for people.
Congress was supposed to be on recess this week but that’s not happening as the government shutdown passes the one month mark.
For going on 20 years, Congress and the public have read with a mixture of horror and fascination the reports coming out of the inspectors general, first for Iraq and then for Afghanistan reconstruction.
President Donald Trump signed legislation Wednesday afternoon that guarantees back pay for federal employees impacted by the partial government shutdown.
The longer the shutdown goes, the more nerves fray. It’s downright crabby out there.
Despite the shutdown’s duration, Congress was able to get a promise from President Donald Trump to sign a bill guaranteeing federal employees would get paid once appropriations are restored.
Republican lawmakers optimistic Trump administration would not use disaster money to fund border wall
For some feds it’s another day under political house arrest. Their job is figuring out how to accomplish certain necessary chores such as paying the rent, mortgage or putting food on the table.