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Senate kills short-term continuing resolution

The threat of a Oct. 1 government shutdown is closer after the Senate rejected a short-term funding bill passed in the House that would keep government funded beyond the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year.

Tags: budget , continuing resolution , House , Senate , shutdown

Friday - 09/23/2011, 01:32pm EDT

Senate leaders to attempt a compromise as shutdown looms

Time for lawmakers to pass a continuing resolution is running short as the fiscal year ends Friday. The Senate rejected the House version of CR Friday, and will take up debate on its version Monday afternoon. In the meantime, cuts to GAO and the E-Government Fund are drawing ire from supporters.

Tags: technology , budget , House , Senate , Harry Reid , continuing resolution , shutdown , Tom Coburn , Joseph Lieberman , Dave McClure , GSA , GAO , OMB , E-Government Fund , Jason Miller , appropriations

Monday - 09/26/2011, 05:38am EDT
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Analysis: Congressional negotiations 'frustrating as hell'

Stan Collender, a federal budget expert and a partner at Qorvis Communications, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the twists and turns of the budget negotiations.

Tags: Stan Collender , Qorvis Communications , budget , House , Senate , continuing resolution , shutdown

Monday - 09/26/2011, 10:02am EDT
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Analysis: Budget stalemate is centered on 'tiddlywinks' amount

The Senate failed to pass a continuing resolution Friday over an issue that amounts to "tiddlywinks," said Steven Dennis, Senate reporter for CQ Roll Call.

Tags: steve dennis , CQ Roll Call , Senate , In Depth , budget , FEMA , continuing resolution , shutdown , Jolie Lee

Monday - 09/26/2011, 06:31pm EDT
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Senate passes 'clean' CR to avert shutdown

The Senate's six-week funding measures includes $2.65 billion for FEMA at the start of the fiscal year, dropping a provision for $1 billion worth of disaster aid that was the root of legislative gridlock. The House must pass a CR before Friday, when funding for the government runs out.

Tags: Senate , budget , continuing resolution , FEMA , Harry Reid , shutdown

Monday - 09/26/2011, 08:05pm EDT

Agencies can look to 1990s for budget-cutting lessons

The Partnership for Public Service's new report warns the United States "must not repeat the mistakes of the past" with automatic across-the-board cuts.

Tags: Partnership for Public Service , budget , Bill Clinton , Barack Obama , buyout , early retirement , workforce reduction

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 07:00am EDT

Tuesday morning federal headlines - Sept. 27

On today's Federal Drive: The Senate has appeared to avert a government shutdown with the passage of a stopgap funding measure and a proposed bill would allow federal employees to donate unused sick leave to other feds.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , Federal Drive newscast , shutdown , Senate , Jim Moran , OPM , FEHB

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 08:03am EDT

Monday morning federal headlines - Sept. 26

On today's Federal Drive: A shutdown looms larger as the Senate prepares to debate a continuing resolution and DHS officials said they are committed to the headquarters consolidation effort underway at St. Elizabeth's even as funding appears uncertain.

Tags: budget , USPS , NASA , continuing resolution , health IT

Monday - 09/26/2011, 08:25am EDT

Three cyber bills clear Senate Judiciary Committee

The bills cover national standards for security breaches involving personal data. Companies would have to take reasonable steps to secure customers' personal information, and to tell customers if there's been a breach.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , Senate Judiciary Committee , In Depth , Next Gov

Friday - 09/23/2011, 06:38pm EDT
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