In today’s Federal Newscast, with the threat of a government shutdown looming, the National Treasury Employees Union is pleading with Congress to pass the seven remaining appropriations bills.
The possibility of a Dec. 7 partial government shutdown is another good reason feds and especially retired government workers should pick their 2019 health plan ASAP.
Narrowly avoiding a shutdown, the House and Senate will go into recess with the proposed pay raise still potentially on the chopping block.
Congress has approved a bill keeping the government open through Dec. 7, as lawmakers move to avert a government shutdown looming in less than five days
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said he’s confident President Trump will sign a “minibus” package of 2019 spending bills, despite threats to veto in the last round of budget talks.
Storm watchers’ biggest fear is that, like Hurricane Harvey last year, the giant Florence will slow almost to walking speed and dump feet of water on the East Coast, where the ground is already saturated.
It’s a long way from clear whether the bills the Senate comes up with will be acceptable to the House – or to President Trump, who’s been flirting with the idea of another government shutdown.
With a possible governmentwide shutdown just 58 days away, survivors of previous time-outs are remembering how they coped, if they were ordered not to work, or to go to work without the guarantee of getting paid.
How many shutdowns have you been through? How did you get by? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know.
Causey says President Donald Trump is keeping his promises to “drain the swamp” with a crackdown on federal unions, and aims to make the federal retirement plan more costly for workers and less valuable for retirees.