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Budget deal must come by the end of the week

The specter of at least a partial government shutdown looms once again. The AP's Jerry Bodlander has the latest.

Tags: Federal Drive , Congress , budget , Jerry Bodlander ,

Tuesday - 03/29/2011, 09:31am EDT
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Furloughs & Government by Part-timers!

If the government is shut down next week, Congress and the White House will remain open for business and in a pay status so they can work out a deal to reopen the government that was closed because they couldn't work out a deal. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains the logic behind the furlough follies.

Tags: pay and benefits , Congress , Mike Causey , furlough

Tuesday - 03/29/2011, 04:00am EDT

Have we seen the last of the budget stopgap measures?

Does Congress have another stopgap measure left in it? Can the federal workforce weather one more as well? We ask The Hill's Erik Wasson.

Tags: Federal Drive , budget , stopgap funding bill , CR , Erik Wasson , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 03/17/2011, 10:31am EDT
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How feds help feds survive the worst

The Federal Employees Education and Assistance fund survives on the kindness of federal employees to help federal employees survive disasters from furloughs to floods. We talk with Executive Director Steve Bauer. We also get an update on the latest furlough developments from Federal Times editor, Steve Watkins.

Tags: budget , pay and benefits , FEEA , retirees , Mike Causey , Your Turn with Mike Causey , Steve Watkins , Federal Times , furlough , USPS , Steve Bauer

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 12:00pm 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 , continuing resolution , Jolie Lee

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

Shutdown Survival Tip: Have Lots of Money!

In the event of an emergency like a government-wide shutdown you want to have six months cash to cover your bills while Congress gets its act together. Where, you ask, do you find that financial cushion? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey tells you about how some members of Congress did it in the 1990s.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , FEEA , budget

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 04:00am EDT

CRS issues causes and effects of shutdowns

The Congressional Research Service has taken a look at the "Causes, Processes, and Effects" of shutting down the federal government.

Tags: newsstand , CRS , budget , furlough , essential , Suzanne Kubota

Tuesday - 03/15/2011, 02:45pm EDT

What are the ramifications of a government shutdown?

Elizabeth Ferrell and Jim Schweiter of McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP discuss the potential ramifications of a government shutdown for federal agencies and contractors.
March 15, 2011 (Encore presentation April 5, 2011)

Tags: Elizabeth Ferrell , Jim Schweiter , McKenna Long & Aldridge , budget , OMB , management , Contracting , Off the Shelf , Roger Waldron

Tuesday - 03/15/2011, 04:30pm 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 , budget , DoD budget , continuing resolution , Robert Gates , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 03/15/2011, 07:27am 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 , continuing resolution , Erik Wasson , Suzanne Kubota , FY 2011 budget

Monday - 03/14/2011, 09:28am EDT
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