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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.

Pentagon says foundation to pay death benefits

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says he was "offended, outraged and embarrassed" the government shutdown prevented DoD from providing death benefits for its service members.

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 04:20pm EDT

Obama plans to talk to GOP again on shutdown, debt

Obama to invite GOP lawmakers to White House amid hints of possible short-term budget truce

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 01:10pm EDT

VA chief: Shutdown could hit millions of vets

VA secretary says millions of veterans would be hit by shutdown extending into late October

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 12:40pm EDT

Pentagon freeze on death benefits sparks outrage

Pentagon's inability to pay death benefits under gov't shutdown sparks outrage in Congress

Tuesday - 10/08/2013, 06:00pm EDT

House passes bill to pay 'essential' feds on time if shutdown continues

The House voted unanimously late Tuesday to pass the Federal Worker Pay Fairness Act. The bill, introduced by Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) Tuesday afternoon, ensures "essential" federal employees, who are working through the shutdown, are paid on time even if the government remains closed.

Tuesday - 10/08/2013, 03:25pm EDT

5 tips for paying your bills on time during furlough

For furloughed employees, paychecks might be delayed, but bills are still due. Ed Zurndorfer offers advice for how to not fall behind on your payments.

Tuesday - 10/08/2013, 12:49pm EDT

Back pay for furloughed workers slows in Senate

House-passed bill to deliver back pay for furloughed workers slows in Senate

Tuesday - 10/08/2013, 04:30am EDT

Love you, hate you, go away, come back: Your marriage or your job?

Does the following set of statements best describe your marriage or your job: I love you. I hate you. Go away. Come back. If you work for Uncle Sam, the answer may be both, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tuesday - 10/08/2013, 02:00am EDT

All things Events

Monica Mayk Parham, marketing director for Market Communications and Joyce Bosc, president and owner of Boscobel Marketing Communications, will discuss how budget constraints and travel restrictions are affecting attendence at government events.
October 7, 2013

Monday - 10/07/2013, 11:42pm EDT
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Shutdown effects continue to ripple through agencies

Congress' failure to agree on a short-term funding measure last week immediately threw agencies into shutdown mode, shutting offices and sending hundreds of thousands of federal employees home without pay. But as the shutdown stretches into its second week with no end in sight, a round of second-order effects is beginning to ripple throughout government.

Monday - 10/07/2013, 06:16pm EDT

Contractors' fate uncertain even as DoD civilians return from furloughs

With the announcement from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recalling most Defense Department civilians from furloughs, some large defense companies, which had been planning to furlough their employees, have canceled or scaled back their initial plans. However, DoD's move could wind up having only a limited impact on contractors more broadly.

Monday - 10/07/2013, 04:30pm EDT
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Most furloughed Fort Lee civilian workers recalled

Most of Fort Lee's furloughed Department of Defense civilian workers recalled

Monday - 10/07/2013, 07:20am EDT

Shutdown logic: Off with your head!

We don't know when the next government shutdown will begin. Or when this one will end. It could be two weeks, or not until another five or 10 years, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. In the meantime, here are some survival tips from vets of the shutdown wars...

Monday - 10/07/2013, 02:00am EDT

DoD to bring back most employees from shutdown furlough

The Defense Department says it's decided it has the legal authority to bring most of its civilian workforce back from furlough even as a government shutdown persists. But the Pentagon warned that unless the shutdown ends soon, many of those employees will have nothing to do.

Saturday - 10/05/2013, 09:01pm EDT

DoD orders most furloughed civilian employees back to work

The Defense Department is ordering most of its approximately 400,000 furloughed civilian employees back to work.

Saturday - 10/05/2013, 04:19pm EDT

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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Shutdown: It will get worse before it gets better

Think you've seen the worst effects of the government shutdown? Think again, says former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal. As time goes by, more people will be impacted.

Friday - 10/04/2013, 05:54pm EDT

Federal Voices: Speaking out on first week of furloughs

Through its interviews, Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp recounts how feds endured their first week of furloughs caused by the government shutdown.

Friday - 10/04/2013, 05:12pm EDT

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: OMB adds clarity to new cyber policy; Cyber risks during shutdown overstated; OASIS delayed inde

The White House is finalizing its first major cybersecurity policy in more than three years.

Friday - 10/04/2013, 04:36pm EDT

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
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