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Politico: Shutdown chances reviewed

Leaders of both parties say they are determined to avoid a shutdown. But they have not yielded on the amount of spending cuts they will demand or accept. Meanwhile, shutdown talk is rippling through Washington and beyond. We get the latest details from Politico's Laura McGann.

Tags: Federal Drive , continuing resolution , Politco , Laura McGann , shutdown

Monday - 02/21/2011, 09:08am EST
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CR passes House, step freeze left behind

Budget behemoth passes House without proposed amendments to withhold funding for within-grade increases or for promotions of federal employees. The House version of the continuing resolution proposes cutting $61 billion from hundreds of federal programs. The Senate is expected to propose holding spending at current levels.

Tags: pay and benefits , 2011 budget , step freeze , continuing resolution , shutdown , Suzanne Kubota

Monday - 02/21/2011, 08:09am EST

Three big budget issues still unsettled in Virginia

Virginia's lawmakers are heading toward the end of their 45-day legislative session with big decisions to make on the three big items that directly affect people's lives: transportation, education and health care

Tags: Virginia Senate , Virginia House of Delegates , Bob McDonnell , education , Transportation , health care , Mark Rozell

Sunday - 02/20/2011, 02:13pm EST

Causey: What you should know in case of a shutdown

Mike Causey discusses the last shutdown and lessons learned in case it happens again.

Tags: shutdown , continuing resolution , Mike Causey , Dorobek Insider , SSA , furlough

Friday - 02/18/2011, 05:13pm EST
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Talk of shutdown heats up Hill

A top aide to Nancy Pelosi told Democratic staffers that a shutdown is likely. The comments came after House Speaker John Boehner rejected any extension of the current spending levels.

Tags: shutdown , continuing resolution , Congress , Barbara Boxer , Jim Moran , Nancy Pelosi , John Boehner , Jerry Hartz

Friday - 02/18/2011, 03:01pm EST

POLL: Will there be a government shutdown?

Tags: shutdown , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 02/18/2011, 01:34pm EST

How the Navy and Air Force fare for FY 2012

With all the cuts, can the Defense Department meet the mission, and which Navy and Air Force contractors will be feeling the bite? We ask defense contracting expert, Jim McAleese.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Defense , FY 2012 budget , Navy , Air Force , Jim McAleese , McAleese & Associates , contracting , Lockheed , Northrop Grumman , Boeing , KC-X Tanker , Suzanne Kubota

Friday - 02/18/2011, 09:41am EST
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Shutdown Chicken being played on Pennsylvania Ave

The GOP wants deep cuts in a continuing resolution, meanwhile President Obama has threatened to veto. Keeping the government funded is what's at stake. Budget expert James Horney explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , CR , shutdown , 2011 budget , James Horney , Center on Budget and Policy Priorities , continuing resolution , Suzanne Kubota

Friday - 02/18/2011, 09:31am EST
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Gates concerned about Afghanistan's stability

The Defense Department has requested enough money to put the Afghan national security forces in a good position to defend their own country, but the current level of funding for the effort is not sustainable in view of budgetary and other concerns, says Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Defense , Afghanistan , Robert Gates , funding , FY 2012 budget ,

Friday - 02/18/2011, 08:40am EST
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