Shutdown fever: Does Congress have a cure?

Stan Collender, managing editor, Qorvis Communications

wfedstaff | June 3, 2015 9:43 pm

The House passed a two-week spending measure Tuesday that – if passed by the Senate and signed by the president – would stop your agency from shutting down after Friday. That would set the next funding deadline at March 18.

The Republican-led plan is aimed at buying more time for Congress to hash out a final spending plan for this budget year.

  • Stan Collender of Qorvis Communications sets the scene for what we can expect over the next several days and weeks.
  • Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) talks about the budget battle. Will Congress find common ground, before it’s too late for your agency?
  • Tom Shoop, the editor-in-chief of Government Executive Magazine discusses morale at agencies and how feds should prepare for a potential shutdown.
  • WFED’s senior correspondent Mike Causey says these times are unlike any others he’s witnessed.