The Senate cleared the first hurdle in preventing a partial government shutdown on Dec. 21.
Congressional leaders introduced a two-week funding bill Monday to avert a partial government shutdown over President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico
The Senate included a 1.9 percent federal pay raise in a series of four appropriations bills, which it passed Wednesday. The Senate proposal differs from both the House version and the White House's recommendation.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Postal Service says millenials received significantly less mail in 2017 than the year before. Meanwhile Mitch McConnell said he has no plans to shut down the government over President Trump’s push for border wall funds.
In today's Federal Newscast, three lawmakers want legislation to overturn a 2013 court decision which prevents some defense department employees from appealing to the Merit Systems Protection Board.
Unlike previous two-year, bipartisan budget agreements, the Senate's latest deal does not use higher federal employee retirement contributions as an offset to a $300 billion spending boost over 2018 and 2019.
The president signed a three-week continuing resolution until law, that reopens the government and keeps it open until at least Feb. 8.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calls for cloture vote on a bill to reopen the government through Feb. 8.
The Senate could only muster 50 votes, not 60, to invoke cloture to end debate on the continuing resolution to keep the government open.
The Senate is in a large debate over its health care insurance bill unveiled Friday, June 23. It's an important debate, according to David Hawkings, senior editor at Roll Call. He joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the upcoming week on the Hill and the likelihood the bill will pass as quickly as majority leader Mitch McConnell wants.
According to budget documents that Federal News Radio obtained, the Food and Drug Administration would see $40 million in cuts to employee salaries and administrative expenses during the last five months of fiscal 2017. The Homeland Security Department would lose $41 million for the Financial Systems Modernization program, a shared services effort affiliated with the Interior Department's Interior Business Center.
President Barack Obama signed the continuing resolution Thursday, which Congress passed yesterday. The measure keeps the government functioning through Dec. 9.
The Senate twice failed to approve a cloture vote on Sept. 27 to stop debate on the short-term continuing resolution attached to a House bill which lawmakers are using as the legislative vehicle to fund the government and avert a government shutdown. The vote would have officially ended debate on the continuing resolution, allowing a final passage vote on the bill.
The Senate is scheduled to vote on a House bill that will be used as the legislative vehicle for a short-term continuing resolution to fund the government through Dec. 9 on Tuesday, Sept. 27.