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Government Shutdown

Congress is responsible for passing annual appropriations to fund government agencies. If Congress neglects to pass funding bills, government agencies are forced to shut down. Follow all of Federal News Radio's government shutdown coverage from the past several years.

Obama signs short-term spending bill

President Barack Obama signed the continuing resolution, which funds the government through Nov. 18, into law early Wednesday morning. The House passed the Senate-approved bill Tuesday.

Tuesday - 10/04/2011, 04:36pm EDT

Behind feds' health premium changes

Host Mike Causey is joined by Steve Bauer, executive director of the Federal Employees Education and Assistance Fund, and Federal Times editor Steve Losey.
September 28, 2011

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 07:49pm EDT
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Congress to extend deadline for Postal Service debt

The Postal Service would get seven more weeks to pay a $5.5 billion debt to the Treasury under the continuing resolution passed Monday by the Senate. A House version includes the same provision. The bill is due on Friday.

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 07:25pm EDT

Optimism from a near-shutdown?

There will not be a government shutdown over the 2011 budget any time soon, but the near shutdown was a fight almost every inch of the way. But some feds are taking a more optimistic view.

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 06:27pm EDT
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In shutdown, what contractors should do

Congress narrowly avoided a government shutdown for now. But chances are we will be back to this same place next month, as the continuing resolution passed by Senate on Monday night lasts through Nov. 18. If a shutdown does occur, what should a government contractor do?

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 05:57pm EDT
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After averting shutdown, a bigger budget fight brews

The Senate passed a continuing resolution to extend spending six weeks beyond the current fiscal year, ending on Friday. The House plans to vote Monday on the bill which funds government until Nov. 18. But on Nov. 23 is another important budget date the joint select committee on deficit reduction must submit its recommendations to Congress on ways to reduce $1.2 trillion to $1.5 trillion in cuts over the next decade.

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 08:26am EDT
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Senate passes 'clean' CR to avert shutdown

The Senate's six-week funding measures includes $2.65 billion for FEMA at the start of the fiscal year, dropping a provision for $1 billion worth of disaster aid that was the root of legislative gridlock. The House must pass a CR before Friday, when funding for the government runs out.

Monday - 09/26/2011, 08:05pm EDT

Analysis: Budget stalemate is centered on 'tiddlywinks' amount

The Senate failed to pass a continuing resolution Friday over an issue that amounts to "tiddlywinks," said Steven Dennis, Senate reporter for CQ Roll Call.

Monday - 09/26/2011, 06:31pm EDT
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Analysis: Congressional negotiations 'frustrating as hell'

Stan Collender, a federal budget expert and a partner at Qorvis Communications, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the twists and turns of the budget negotiations.

Monday - 09/26/2011, 10:02am EDT
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Senate leaders to attempt a compromise as shutdown looms

Time for lawmakers to pass a continuing resolution is running short as the fiscal year ends Friday. The Senate rejected the House version of CR Friday, and will take up debate on its version Monday afternoon. In the meantime, cuts to GAO and the E-Government Fund are drawing ire from supporters.

Monday - 09/26/2011, 05:38am EDT
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Senate kills short-term continuing resolution

The threat of a Oct. 1 government shutdown is closer after the Senate rejected a short-term funding bill passed in the House that would keep government funded beyond the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year.

Friday - 09/23/2011, 01:32pm EDT

Analysis: House, Senate will 'thrash it out,' before agreement

Bill Frenzel a global scholar of economics at Brookings Institution, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss perspective on what's happening on the Hill, and whether the government is facing a shutdown.

Friday - 09/23/2011, 10:08am EDT
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Congress clashes anew over CR, disaster aid

The House approved a short-term spending measure Thursday after lawmakers rejected a similar bill earlier this week.

Friday - 09/23/2011, 09:05am EDT

Will Congress hit budget snarl over disaster funding?

David Hawkings, the Editor of CQ Roll Call's Daily Briefing, is talks about how much more funding agencies could get and the challenges of getting it into the bill.

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 05:54pm EDT
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Analysis: 'Somebody's going to have to blink' in budget debates

Russell Berman, a staff writer with The Hill newspaper, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the latest from the halls of Congress.

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 09:11am EDT
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Weekend session possible after failed House CR vote

A six-week continuing resolution did not pass the House in a vote today. The government runs out of funds on Sept. 30 if Congress does not pass a bill. What's more, lawmakers face a shortened deadline to sort out 2012 funding Congress will be in recess all next week.

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 06:51am EDT

Reid not sure Congress can avert shutdown

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said it's possible there will be a government shutdown at the end of this month.

Tuesday - 09/20/2011, 05:43pm EDT

Rep. Connolly shares outlook on Congressional stalemate

Virginia Democratic Re. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) joined the Federal Drive to discuss the latest on the debate over the continuing resolution and the future of the Postal Service.

Friday - 09/16/2011, 09:48am EDT
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House crafting CR to prevent government shutdown

Lawmakers are working on a continuing resolution to fund the government through late fall. Congress has not approved any of the 12 appropriations bills necessary to keep agencies running after the fiscal year ends in three weeks.

Friday - 09/09/2011, 07:54pm EDT

Clearance jobs and the government shutdown

ClearanceJobs.com editor Lindy Kyzer joins host Derrick Dortch for a discussion of the current job market and what you can do to find out which jobs are available.
April 8, 2011 (Encore presentation April 29, 2011)

Friday - 04/08/2011, 07:36pm EDT
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