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Continuing resolution or omnibus? Decision looms for Congress as holidays approach

When Congress returns on Dec. 1, it will be pressed for time on deciding its next course on funding before the current continuing resolution expires at midnight on Dec. 12.

Tags: jory heckman , Federal Drive , In Depth , Congress , continuing resolution , budget , Francis Rose , Tom Temin , Katie Maddocks , Don Kettl , David Hawkings , Jessica Klement

Friday - 11/28/2014, 12:13pm EST

Katie Maddocks, Federal Managers Association

Congressional leaders insist they can get an omnibus spending bill done to fund your agency for the rest of the fiscal year before the current continuing resolution runs out Dec. 11. But a cromnibus -- a combination omnibus and CR -- may be a lot more likely. That's the bad news. The good news is a bill like that might mean minimal impact on your pay and benefits. Katie Maddocks is governmental affairs representative for the Federal Managers Association. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she said a cromnibus, or even a plain old CR, isn't the worst that could happen.

Tags: Katie Maddocks , Federal Managers Association , budget , continuing resolution , In Depth

Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 04:54pm EST
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Jessica Klement, Legislative Director, NARFE

The continuing resolution funding your agency expires in 16 days, on Dec. 11. The possibilities for what happens after that ranges from another CR, to a full government shutdown, or even to Congress passing an omnibus bill. Jessica Klement is legislative director of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she offered predictions on what might happen over the next few weeks.

Tags: Jessica Klement , NARFE , continuing resolution , budget , Congress , In Depth

Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 04:51pm EST
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Analysis: Feds have plenty to focus on with omnibus, defense bill unresolved

Jim McAleese, defense analyst and principal of McAleese and Associates, anticipates some last minute maneuvering from Congress to secure funding for 2012.

Tags: government shutdown , budget , Jim McAleese , DoD , Congress , Federal Drive

Thursday - 12/15/2011, 12:17pm EST
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Short-term bill more likely before Friday budget deadline

With less than three days to reach a budget deal, lawmakers are more likely now to pass a short-term spending measure rather than a $1 trillion omnibus bill for the rest of the fiscal year, which started Oct. 1. The Hill's Erik Wasson has an update on the budget talks.

Tags: Erik Wasson , The Hill , budget , management , Congress , House , Senate , continuing resolution , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 09:00am EST
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Sen. Cardin hopeful omnibus will pass by deadline

Maryland Senator Ben Cardin said most of the issues have been resolved between Democrats and Republicans concerning the omnibus bill that will fund agencies through the 2012 fiscal year. However, policy riders introduced by the House GOP may still derail the legislation.

Tags: Ben Cardin , budget , appropriations , Congress , Senate , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 10:27am EST
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Deadline nears to reach omnibus deal, avoid shutdown

The fight has started to push an omnibus spending bill through Congress to fund the federal government through the rest of the year. The current continuing resolution expires Dec. 16.

Tags: Erik Wasson , The Hill , Federal Drive , Congress , budget , management , Jacob Lew , Barack Obama

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 11:32am EST
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Reid to push omnibus, avoid another stopgap spending bill

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said he will move a $1 trillion omnibus spending bill to avoid another continuing resolution.

Tags: Congress , budget , Harry Reid , Senate , Barack Obama , deficit , continuing resolution ,

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 09:08am EST

FY 2010 Budget: A View from The Hill

Tags: budget , earmarks , Ben Cardin , Senate ,

Thursday - 03/05/2009, 10:05am EST
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