The bill will now proceed to the Senate. The President will need to sign a bill before midnight on Nov. 21 to avoid a shutdown.
Most of the House Republicans who repeatedly tried to cut costs in the massive FERS program are either gone from Congress or relegated by the 2016 midterm elections to minority status.
Congress’ first order of business, at least in the House, is a resolution against the president’s emergency declaration to proceed with the border wall. The Firewall’s Editor in Chief David Hawkings joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss more.
But if you don’t appreciate politicians trying to eliminate long-promised features of your Federal Employees Retirement System or Civil Service Retirement System packages fasten your seat belts.
We’ll know soon enough about the latest shutdown, but the pay raise is a little more complicated. H.R. 790 passed the House easily but has remained stagnant in the Senate since Jan. 31.
Even without the up-and-down appropriations negotiations it would be a busy week on Capitol Hill. Firewall Editor in Chief David Hawkings shared more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Congress was supposed to be on recess this week but that’s not happening as the government shutdown passes the one month mark.
The longer the shutdown goes, the more nerves fray. It’s downright crabby out there.
House Democrats are increasing their pressure on President Donald Trump to rescind his recent executive orders on official time and collective bargaining.