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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.

Shutdown whack-a-mole and the interagency

Opening some agencies while keeping others shut down is an unsustainable exercise, says Jeff Neal, former chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security.

Friday - 10/11/2013, 11:51am EDT

Obama signs bill to pay military death benefits

Amid controversy, Obama signs bill to pay military death benefits during government shutdown

Friday - 10/11/2013, 06:00am EDT

GOP Lawmakers lambaste DoD over shutdown furloughs

Nearly all of the Defense Department's civilians are now working, despite the government shutdown. Many members of Congress believe none of those civilians should have been furloughed to begin with. DoD remains unsure how to address contractors under the Pay Our Military Act.

Friday - 10/11/2013, 04:07am EDT
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Shutdown holiday pay: Simple as herding cats

For furloughed feds who have lost track of time, today is Friday. That's official. And Monday is Columbus Day, one of the the first government holidays to hit during a shutdown, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. So what happens to people who don't work, and what about those who must work? Do people get paid? And if so, how much and when?

Friday - 10/11/2013, 02:00am EDT

Financial planning tips for furloughed feds

Tammy Flanagan, Karen Schaeffer, and Bob Leins discuss what furloughed federal workers should be doing to protect their financial assets.
October 14, 2013

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 07:09pm EDT
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House GOP offers shutdown-debt plan, but no agreement yet

House Republicans are offering to pass legislation to avert a default and end the 11-day partial government shutdown as part of a framework that would include cuts in benefit programs, officials said Friday. Republicans also seek changes in the three-year-old health care law known as Obamacare as part of an end to an impasse that has roiled financial markets and idled 350,000 federal workers. President Barack Obama has insisted he will not negotiate with Republicans over federal spending - or anything else - until the government is reopened and the $16.7 debt limit raised to avert the possibility of default.

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 06:40pm EDT

Morin paints challenging way ahead for Air Force's audit readiness

Jamie Morin, the outgoing comptroller and President Barack Obama's nominee to be DoD's second director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation office, told lawmakers Thursday that the Air Force would struggle to meet the 2014 financial management deadline. Jo Ann Rooney, the nominee to be undersecretary of the Navy, said furloughs from sequestration and the government shutdown have delayed progress on several programs.

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 06:27pm EDT
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Furloughs, debt ceiling and lobbying

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts discuss how the debt limit and furloughs are affecting the economy, and how a case being reviewed by the Supreme Court, could impact future elections.
October 10, 2013

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 06:01pm EDT
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House offers short-term debt extension without reopening government

House Speaker John Boehner says Republicans would vote to extend the government's ability to borrow money for six weeks, but the partial government shutdown would continue.

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 02:32pm EDT

As shutdown stretches on, 3 things for contractors to consider

Government contractors have not been immune from the effects of the shutdown. From a flurry of stop-work orders to a heightened some say "cutthroat" sense of competition in contracts that have, so far, been unaffected by the shutdown. Top experts from the procurement realm address some of the effects and challenges of the shutdown.

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 02:24pm EDT
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NRC exhausts carryover funds, shuts down

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission closed Thursday on day 10 of the government shutdown. The agency stayed open until exhausting its carryover funds.

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 11:03am EDT
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VA prepares for still more furloughs as money runs out

Most workers in the Veterans Benefits Administration will be sidelined in the next few weeks if a shutdown continues. Funding for employees at the National Cemetery Administration will run out in the next few days.

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 06:15am EDT
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Shutdown promises a very different Columbus Day

Monday is supposed to be a federal holiday, but how do you shut down the government when it's already shutdown? Do you open it briefly, then bar the doors? Suppose Columbus' trip to America had been run by modern day politicians. Things might be very different, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 01:59am EDT

Shutdown impact: Veterans regional offices close

A government shutdown is having far-reaching consequences for some, but minimal impact on others. Mail is being delivered. Social Security and Medicare benefits continue to flow. But vacationers are being turned away from national parks and Smithsonian museums, and that's having a ripple effect on those businesses and communities that rely on tourism.

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 08:13pm EDT

Protecting your TSP account during the shutdown

Certified financial planner Arthur Stein will provide tips on how to protect your retirement nest egg, and Federal Times Senior Writer Sean Reilly will give us the latest on the government shutdown.
October 9, 2013

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 08:06pm EDT
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White House expects to fix military death benefit

White House expects fix for military death benefits denied because of government shutdown

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 08:00pm EDT

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
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