Updated: Biden signs stopgap highway spending bill bringing 3,700 Transportation Dept. employees back to work

Congress averted a partial government shutdown, but lawmakers didn’t meet the same deadline to extend funding for the Highway Trust Fund, which finances…

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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2019, file photo a citizen candidate holds an American flag and the words to The Star-Spangled Banner before the start of a naturalization ceremony at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Miami field office in Miami. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officers can now create fictitious social media accounts to monitor information on foreigners seeking visas, green cards and citizenship.(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

With improved financial outlook, USCIS buys more time to avoid employee furloughs

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Different stimulus bills from the House and Senate to come

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(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)In this June 26, 2020, photo cars line up during a drive-thru naturalization service in a parking structure at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services headquarters on Detroit's east side. The ceremony is a way to continue working as the federal courthouse is shut down due to Coronavirus. The U.S. has resumed swearing in new citizens but the oath ceremonies aren't the same because of COVID-19 and a budget crisis at the citizenship agency threatens to stall them again.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

With deadline looming, USCIS employees brace for furloughs

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Furlough notices arrive for some 13,400 USCIS employees

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USCIS pushes potential furlough date for 13,400 employees back to August

A “dramatic decrease in revenue” during the coronavirus pandemic had initially forced U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to consider furloughs for…

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USCIS threatens furloughs amid budget shortfall, TSA to offer more early retirements

Workforce changes may be coming soon to two subcomponents at the Department of Homeland Security, including U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services,…

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The air traffic control tower at LaGuardia Airport is seen, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in New York. The Federal Aviation Administration reported delays in air travel Friday because of a

Shutdowns: 2020 style

If there’s a government shutdown next year, in late 2020, will air traffic controllers on paid parental leave actually get paid?

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