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In shutdown, what contractors should do

Congress narrowly avoided a government shutdown for now. But chances are we will be back to this same place next month, as the continuing resolution passed by Senate on Monday night lasts through Nov. 18. If a shutdown does occur, what should a government contractor do?

Tags: Rich Wilkinson , Watkins Meegan , contracting , shutdown , budget , In Depth

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 05:57pm EDT
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After averting shutdown, a bigger budget fight brews

The Senate passed a continuing resolution to extend spending six weeks beyond the current fiscal year, ending on Friday. The House plans to vote Monday on the bill which funds government until Nov. 18. But on Nov. 23 is another important budget date the joint select committee on deficit reduction must submit its recommendations to Congress on ways to reduce $1.2 trillion to $1.5 trillion in cuts over the next decade.

Tags: Federal Drive , Amy Morris , Tom Temin , Steve Bell , Bipartisan Policy Center , continuing resolution , shutdown

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 08:26am EDT
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Reid not sure Congress can avert shutdown

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said it's possible there will be a government shutdown at the end of this month.

Tags: Harry Reid , Mitch McConnell , Jim Moran , Gerry Connolly , House , Senate , budget , shutdown , The Hill

Tuesday - 09/20/2011, 05:43pm EDT

Weekend session possible after failed House CR vote

A six-week continuing resolution did not pass the House in a vote today. The government runs out of funds on Sept. 30 if Congress does not pass a bill. What's more, lawmakers face a shortened deadline to sort out 2012 funding Congress will be in recess all next week.

Tags: budget , appropriations , House , Senate , Harry Reid , Mitch McConnell , Jim Moran , shutdown

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 06:51am EDT

Analysis: 'Somebody's going to have to blink' in budget debates

Russell Berman, a staff writer with The Hill newspaper, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the latest from the halls of Congress.

Tags: Federal Drive , The Hill , Russell Berman , House , Senate , budget , continuing resolution , shutdown

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 09:11am EDT
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Will Congress hit budget snarl over disaster funding?

David Hawkings, the Editor of CQ Roll Call's Daily Briefing, is talks about how much more funding agencies could get and the challenges of getting it into the bill.

Tags: David Hawkings , CQ , budget , In Depth

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 05:54pm EDT
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Congress clashes anew over CR, disaster aid

The House approved a short-term spending measure Thursday after lawmakers rejected a similar bill earlier this week.

Tags: budget , House , Senate , shutdown , CR , FEMA , disaster aid , Energy Department

Friday - 09/23/2011, 09:05am EDT

Analysis: House, Senate will 'thrash it out,' before agreement

Bill Frenzel a global scholar of economics at Brookings Institution, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss perspective on what's happening on the Hill, and whether the government is facing a shutdown.

Tags: House , Senate , budget , CR , shutdown , Bill Frenzel , Brookings Institution , Federal Drive , Congressional Spotlight

Friday - 09/23/2011, 10:08am EDT
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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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