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In today's Top Federal Headlines, two senior Republican lawmakers have called for reassurances from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that is not interfering with its employees’ communications with members of Congress.
President Donald Trump voices his displeasure over the $1 trillion budget deal for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2017 and suggests a shutdown might be in order if the 2018 elections don't favor Republicans.
Republicans say they will push a short-term spending bill keeping the government open through the House on Friday with only GOP votes, if necessary
The White House issued a redone version of its temporary travel and immigration ban from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
As the deadline for a spending bill to fund the federal government draws near, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said the Senate's role in the transition efforts of President-elect Donald Trump could extend the end date of the next continuing resolution past the end of March 2017.
An idea from House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to fund the government through a series of small "minibuses" based on some still-unfinished appropriations bills and the remaining agencies through a continuing resolution appears to be percolating again in Congress. See a breakdown of potential appropriations for fiscal 2017.
Congressional leaders have broken a stalemate over money to address the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, top House aides said Wednesday, clearing the way for a spending bill needed to keep the government running until December.
Pundits say every action that comes out of Capitol Hill this year — bills, nominations or hearings — has ties to the 2016 elections.
Federal News Radio counts down the 10 biggest stories that came out of Congress in 2015.
By the end of this week, Republicans should elect their next choice for House Speaker: Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). That will set off a ripple-effect, as Ryan vacates his job as chair of the powerful Ways and Means committee. David Hawkings, senior editor of CQ Roll Call, tells In Depth with Francis Rose how the chips will fall.
In a letter to the Congressional Budget Office director, Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) expressed their interest to revamp the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). NTEU president Colleen Kelley said the reforms would simply raise costs for federal workers.
The budget blueprint unveiled by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) Tuesday includes a handful of proposals affecting the federal workforce that Ryan and House Republicans have championed in the past. Among them, the recommendation that federal employees contribute more of their salary toward their pensions and a proposal to shrink the federal workforce by 10 percent through attrition.
On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts participate in a roundtable discussion of the budget deal, the Volker Rule, and Bitcoin. December 26, 2013
On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts participate in a roundtable discussion of the budget deal, the Volker Rule, and Bitcoin. December 12, 2013