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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 soundoff: Tell us how you really feel

Some 800,000 employees are being furloughed for however long the shutdown lasts, while skeleton staffs of "essential" federal workers stay on the clock also without pay. Many feds are clearly frustrated and discouraged by the uncertainty and have taken to social media to vent their frustrations. Let us know how you feel about the shutdown.

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 03:39pm EDT
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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

Union: FAA furloughs airline safety inspectors

FAA furloughing thousands of airline safety inspectors, union officials complain

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 12:08pm EDT

Agencies hit the 'off' switch on websites

Some government agency websites were essentially turned off Tuesday morning, as the shutdown officially got underway. Agencies also began sending out messages via social media alerting followers that accounts would not be updated during the shutdown.

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 10:55am 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

Under shutdown, a complicated picture emerges for contractor employees

Service contractors will continue to work as long as they don't need supervision by government employees, if their contracts are unaffected by the absence of a 2014 budget, and as long as they can actually get into their worksites.

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 12:00am EDT

Feds expected to report Tuesday even if shutdown occurs

Federal workers will still have to report to work for about four hours Tuesday even if the government shuts down.

Monday - 09/30/2013, 06:15pm 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

The Fiscal Year End - A look back at 2013 and a look forward to 2014

Mike Causey joins hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan for an animated discussion on the fiscal year, what 2013 brought us and what we might expect in 2014.
September 30, 2013

Monday - 09/30/2013, 05:23pm EDT
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Agency websites, other technology to go dark during shutdown

OMB and GSA put out separate memos detailing steps agencies should take if the government shuts down. OMB reminded agencies to secure systems and how to deal with third-party social media sites. GSA gave agencies ideas to minimize the impact of having to shutdown websites.

Monday - 09/30/2013, 04:08pm EDT

Agency-by-agency shutdown guidance

What's your agency's shutdown plan? Federal News Radio provides links to each agency's guidance in the event of a government shutdown.

Monday - 09/30/2013, 01:13pm 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

Who'll blink? Dems, GOP in shutdown stare down

With less than 48 hours to avert a government shutdown, Democrats, Republicans trade blame

Monday - 09/30/2013, 03:38am EDT

Shutdown again or not?

If you've been in government for at least two years, this is not your first shutdown rodeo. If you have been around a long time, you've been to the brink a lot, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But even if one (or even both) sides blink, this is going to happen again. Soon.

Monday - 09/30/2013, 02:00am EDT

In government shutdown, Obamacare just rolls on

Health care law protected in government shutdown; uninsured would still get covered

Sunday - 09/29/2013, 06:20pm EDT

Top Senate Dem: House GOP Obamacare plan won't fly

Top Senate Democrat says his chamber will reject House GOP plans to delay, change Obamacare

Sunday - 09/29/2013, 12:28pm EDT
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