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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 , Congress , 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 , Congress , 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 , Congress , Senate , In Depth , 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: Congress , Senate , continuing resolution , FEMA , Harry Reid , shutdown

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

What will deficit-reduction TRICARE provisions mean for military?

Todd Harrison, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss how deficit-reduction proposals would affect military recruiting.

Tags: Todd Harrison , CSBA , TRICARE , pay and benefits , DoD , Federal Drive , DoD Report

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 08:58am EDT
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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 , Congress , Bill Clinton , Barack Obama , buyout , early retirement , workforce reduction

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 07:00am 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: Congress , USPS , NASA , continuing resolution , Health IT

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

DHS holds fast to St. Elizabeths HQ plan

The Homeland Security Department remains committed to consolidating its headquarters on the campus of a former mental hospital in Washington despite receiving less construction money than anticipated. Officials from DHS, the Coast Guard and the General Services Administration reaffirmed their plans to a House subcommittee. The Coast Guard plans to move first, in 2013.

Tags: Coast Guard , house subcommittee on the coast guard and maritime , DHS , GSA , don bathurst , frank lobiondo , Robert Peck , john currier , Emily Kopp , house subcommittee on the coast guard and maritime , St. Elizabeth , House Subcommittee on the Coast Guard and Maritime

Friday - 09/23/2011, 05:38pm EDT
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Concern over budget cut effect on elite forces

Deep budget cuts would hurt special operations forces and make it difficult to meet demands for those units on missions beyond the current war zones, the commander of the military's elite troops told Congress on Thursday.

Tags: William McRaven , DoD , elite forces , Congress , In Depth , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 03:49pm EDT
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