Shutdown fever: Does Congress have a cure?

Tuesday - 3/1/2011, 4:29pm EST

Stan Collender, managing editor, Qorvis Communications

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah)

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Tom Shoop, Editor-in-Chief, Government Executive

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Mike Causey, senior correspondent, Federal News Radio

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The House passed a two-week spending measure Tuesday that - if passed by the Senate and signed by the president - would stop your agency from shutting down after Friday. That would set the next funding deadline at March 18.

The Republican-led plan is aimed at buying more time for Congress to hash out a final spending plan for this budget year.

  • Stan Collender of Qorvis Communications sets the scene for what we can expect over the next several days and weeks.

  • Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) talks about the budget battle. Will Congress find common ground, before it's too late for your agency?

  • Tom Shoop, the editor-in-chief of Government Executive Magazine discusses morale at agencies and how feds should prepare for a potential shutdown.

  • WFED's senior correspondent Mike Causey says these times are unlike any others he's witnessed.