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Congressional Spotlight

The contractor perspective on federal government issues

Stan Soloway and Robin Lineberger from the Professional Services Council, join host Debra Roth to discuss how sequestration and other issues are affecting contractors.
October 4, 2013

Friday - 10/04/2013, 08:42pm EDT
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House approves backpay for furloughed feds

The House approved a bill to ensure furloughed federal workers receive backpay once the government shutdown ends. The vote on the Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act was 407-0. Twenty-five members didn't vote. The measure now moves to the Senate, where it is expected to pass. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) had introduced a Senate version of the bill earlier this week.

Friday - 10/04/2013, 01:04pm EDT

Affordable care is here

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss signficance and impact of the Affordable Care Act.
October 3, 2013

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 10:27pm EDT
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Shots heard outside Capitol, building in lockdown

Capitol police say shots heard outside US Capitol, building under lockdown; officer injured

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 04:20pm EDT

Obama to Congress: No negotiations to reopen govt

In White House meeting, Obama tells lawmakers he still won't negotiate on funding government

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 10:30am EDT

White House meeting yields no progress on shutdown

President Barack Obama met with congressional leaders for the first time since the shutdown began, but they made no progress in developing an agreement that would reopen the government.

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 07:03am EDT

OPM final rule: Lawmakers, staff eligible for gov't contribution in exchanges

The Office of Personnel Management has made it official: Lawmakers and their staff members are required to purchase health insurance from one of the Affordable Care Act's health-insurance exchanges --but the government will still contribute toward their premiums. OPM issued the final rule, which goes into effect immediately, Wednesday.

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 04:47pm EDT

House fails to pass bills to reopen parts of government

Lower chamber legislators could not get two-thirds approval for one bill to fund the National Park Service, and another bill to get the Veterans Affairs Department fiscal 2014 money. AFGE, NTEU and Democrat lawmakers rallied on Capitol Hill Tuesday to turn up the heat on Congress to reopen the government.

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 05:32am EDT
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House to vote on reopening national parks

House to vote on reopening national parks, restarting veterans' claims processing

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 05:04am EDT

Lawmakers still get a check, even in shutdown mode

Lawmakers still get a check during government shutdown, even as work on Capitol Hill slows

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 05:02am EDT

Your fault! No shutdown end; Dems, GOP trade blame

No shutdown end in sight: Democrats, Republicans trade blame as parks, museums, offices close

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 03:12am EDT

Shutdown poll: How long will it last?

With Congress failing to agree on a funding deal by midnight Monday, the federal government is now closing its doors for the first time in 17 years, and a government shutdown is no longer a matter of if but how long. Take our poll, and let us know how long you think the shutdown will last.

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 03:49pm EDT

House bill ensures backpay for furloughed feds

Reps. Jim Moran (D-Va.) and Frank Wolf (R-Va.) introduced the "Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act" late Monday. The bill would guarantee both employees required to work through the shutdown and those placed on unpaid leave receive backpay.

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 12:51pm EDT

Senate clears bill to pay military in shutdown

Senate clears bill to pay military in case of shutdown

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 10:20am EDT

Obama focuses on military as government shuts down

As government shuts down, Obama focuses on military, says he'll push Congress to act soon

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 10:02am EDT

Shutdown orders issued as Congress misses deadline

First shutdown in 17 years: Senate and House rejected each other's plans as deadline neared

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 03:33am EDT

Government shutdown: 4 things feds should know

For thousands of federal employees who head to work today, it won't be to execute their agencies' missions, but to shut down their computers, fill out a timesheet and, in some cases, hand over their BlackBerry smartphones. Here are four things feds should know as they prepare for the first government shutdown in more than 17 years.

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 02:00am EDT

Congress: The Wizards of Oooze

If they ever make a movie or TV sitcom about Congress, they might consider calling it something like "The Wizards of Oooze". And nobody knows why better than feds on the brink of the cliff, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 02:00am EDT

How budget showdowns could squeeze the US economy

Here we go again: What impact will Washington's budget fights have on the US economy?

Monday - 09/30/2013, 05:28pm EDT

Closed for business? Government shutdown history

From Founding Fathers to Newt Gingrich, many characters in history of US federal shutdowns

Monday - 09/30/2013, 08:46am EDT
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