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Sen. Warner: budget is tip of the debt spear

The "Gang of Six" is a bipartisan group of senators who've decided to try and craft their own compromise budget plan. Sen. Mark Warner leads the gang and joins us with details.

Tags: Federal Drive , budget , Congress , Gang of Six , Mark Warner , leadership

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 10:31am EDT
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House passes 3-week spending bill

The newest stopgap funding measure would cut spending by $6 billion. The current proposal would be the sixth short-term spending bill this year alone as Congress has failed to reach a compromise on a longer-term budget solution.

Tags: budget , Congress , shutdown , Jolie Lee

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 08:00am EDT

CRs 'seem to be getting worse'

Something has to give, according to the Partnership for Public Service's John Palguta. In terms of the budget, he says "what we have right now isn't working."

Tags: Federal Drive , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , budget , management , morale , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 03/15/2011, 10:41am EDT
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DoD details furlough rules...just in case

Military personnel would not be subject to a furlough in the event of a government shutdown, according to guidance prepared by the Defense Department as a contingency plan. The memo, drafted earlier this month, gives broad overarching guidance to military departments and agencies who would have discretion to determine what activities would and would not be exempted from a shutdown.

Tags: DoD , contracting , shutdown , budget , DoD budget , Robert Gates , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 03/15/2011, 07:27am EDT

Under CR, new Navy ship-building on hold

The existing CR has caused the Navy to miss construction starts and other scheduled projects, Politico reports.

Tags: DoD Update , Todd Akin , John Boehner , Navy , budget

Monday - 03/14/2011, 03:04pm EDT

Continuing resolutions may become a way of life

Republicans and Democrats in Congress have been debating a short-term funding plan for weeks but are still far apart. Looking to avert a government shutdown this week, Congress is expected to approve a three-week stopgap measure this week to buy more time for negotiations on a longer-term bill, which may never come. The Hill's Erik Wasson explains why the CRs could continue until FY 2012.

Tags: Federal Drive , Congress , budget , shutdown , Erik Wasson , Suzanne Kubota , FY 2011 budget

Monday - 03/14/2011, 09:28am EDT
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Poll: 95 percent say morale impacted by budget battle

DorobekINSIDER poll results to examine the impact of the budget battle on the ability to meet mission goals, and how the gridlock is affecting workplace morale.

Tags: poll , Dorobek Insider , budget , shutdown , morale

Friday - 03/11/2011, 03:20pm EST

New three week CR to be unveiled today

House Republicans plan to unveil a new, three-week continuing resolution today. It would keep the government operating until April 8. The current CR expires in one week.

Tags: budget , shutdown , newsstand , Darrell Issa

Friday - 03/11/2011, 11:09am EST

Reid: Dems must 'make a sacrifice' for compromise

In floor comments today, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) indicated a willingness to compromise with Republicans on a spending bill.

Tags: Harry Reid , Senate , Congress , budget , compromise , The Hill , shutdown , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 01:19pm EST

Budget battle lines are drawn

House Republicans feel they need two stopgap spending bills for the budget standoff with Democrats. The Hill's Alexander Bolton explains it for us.

Tags: Federal Drive , budget , Congress , shutdown , The Hill , Alexander Bolton , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 03/09/2011, 10:31am EST
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