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Shutdown looming: Weekend showdown at the Capitol

Shutdown drama: Senate votes to avert it, but duel with House extending into the weekend

Saturday - 09/28/2013, 03:58am EDT

Preparing for shutdown, government plans furloughs

A government shutdown could furlough 800,000 federal employees. The shutdown could hit as early as Tuesday if a bitterly divided Congress fails to approve a temporary spending bill to keep the government running.

Friday - 09/27/2013, 11:12am EDT

No compromise: Government on brink of a shutdown?

Government shutdown in sight? House GOP nixes stopgap bill if it fails to defund Obamacare

Friday - 09/27/2013, 03:34am EDT

Increase in fed pension contributions part of GOP debt ceiling deal

A leading set of proposals comes from a House GOP leadership office and was circulating on Washington's K Street lobbying corridor on Monday. It includes a plan to increase pension contributions of federal civilian workers by up to 5 percentage points and lowering the federal match accordingly, which could help defray the deficit by up to $84 billion over a decade.

Tuesday - 09/24/2013, 01:20am EDT

GOP House: Keep government open, hit 'Obamacare'

Collision course: Republican House votes to keep the government open _ if 'Obamacare' crippled

Saturday - 09/21/2013, 11:02pm EDT

Here's the truth: The government doesn't shut down

The truth: Government won't shut down _ but default could delay benefit checks, troops' wages

Friday - 09/20/2013, 05:30pm EDT

Hagel, Dempsey discuss Washington Navy Yard shooting

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Gen. Martin Dempsey discuss the Navy Yard shooting. Hagel says he's employing a broad communication strategy and conducting multiple security reviews.

Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 08:30pm EDT
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House to vote on budget bill defunding health law

Boehner: House to vote this week on government funding bill that defunds health care law

Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 03:20pm EDT

Military chiefs called to task on spending issues

House Armed Services chairman tells military chiefs their credibility on line in budget debate

Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 03:00pm EDT

House GOP revises strategy on government funding bill

House GOP leaders are looking to reverse course and agree to tea party demands to try to use a vote this week on a must-pass temporary government funding bill to block implementation of President Barack Obama's health care law.

Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 04:20am EDT

In budget faceoff, Obama warns of 'economic chaos'

A potential federal shutdown looming, President Barack Obama on Monday warned congressional Republicans they could trigger national "economic chaos" if they demand a delay of his health care law as the price for supporting continued spending for federal operations.

House Republican leaders were to meet Tuesday in hopes of finding a formula that would avoid a shutdown on Oct. 1.

Tuesday - 09/17/2013, 11:52am EDT

House Dems plan CR that replaces sequestration

House Democrats have crafted their own plan to temporarily fund federal agencies when the new fiscal year starts Oct. 1. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), the ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee announced Thursday he plans to introduce a Democratic alternative to the GOP continuing resolution that would replace automatic budget constraints set to continue into fiscal 2014.

Thursday - 09/12/2013, 06:40pm EDT

GOP stopgap spending plan to be delayed

GOP stopgap spending plan to be delayed amid conservatives revolt

Thursday - 09/12/2013, 10:58am EDT

House CR funds gov't through Dec. 15, gives agencies flexibility to avoid furloughs

The House Appropriations Committee unveiled a stopgap spending measure late Tuesday that would fund agencies slightly below current budget levels through Dec. 15. The bill gives agencies some additional spending flexibilities and includes a measure that could help agencies stave off furloughs in the first few months of fiscal 2014.

Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 01:05pm EDT

Push for more federal data transparency gaining momentum on Capitol Hill

House leaders say the DATA Act has a good chance at becoming law this session. Support for the bill from the Senate and the White House seems to be increasing.

Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 11:50am EDT
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Lawmakers question officials' use of personal, secret email accounts

Current and former Obama administration officials' use of personal email addresses and secret, secondary email accounts to conduct official business came under scrutiny Tuesday at a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said her use of a secret account was to do her job more efficiently.

Tuesday - 09/10/2013, 05:14pm EDT

Syria adds to Congress' already heavy fall agenda

Still unsure how to meet budget and debt-limit deadlines, Congress now confronts Syria choice

Monday - 09/09/2013, 05:14pm EDT

Bill Tracker 2013: Proposals affecting fed pay, benefits and more

There's been no shortage of legislation introduced this year affecting the federal workforce. Federal News Radio's Bill Tracker follows the bills that would affect federal pay and benefits, the size of the workforce and more.

Monday - 09/09/2013, 03:57pm EDT

Congress' to-do list crowded with budget headaches

Congress returns to work today with a crowded agenda and little time. Lawmakers must come to agreement on 2014 funding before the fiscal year ends Sept. 30 or risk a government shutdown. Also on the agenda: coming up with an alternative to the automatic spending constraints known as sequestration and negotiating a raise in the government's borrowing limit. There are also other measures affecting federal employees that remain to be worked out, including legislation to overhaul the cash-strapped Postal Service and a potential 1 percent pay raise for civilian federal workers.

Friday - 09/06/2013, 06:50pm EDT

Connolly: Budget uncertainty has 'insidious impact' on feds, contractors

A bevy of issues has piled up on lawmakers' to-do list, including fiscal 2014 funding and a pay raise for federal employees. But they don't have much time to act. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), whose district includes many federal employees and contractors, tells Federal News Radio the climate of uncertainty is having a negative impact on both groups.

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 02:34pm EDT
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