What do politicians have in common with the pet goldfish you had as a kid? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has the answer.
The Trump administration’s plan to reduce non-defense discretionary spending by 10 percent means civilian agencies will need to look at programs and personnel, not just for this year, but for the long-term. Some fiscal observers says it’s time to consider budget process reform.
In his third week in office, Trump’s young government remains a work in progress, with hundreds of empty desks in agency offices across Washington.
Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) offered his first insights into his management ideas during his two-committee marathon nomination hearings to be the next director of the Office of Management and Budget.
With less than hour to spare, the Senate late Friday backed legislation averting a government shutdown as coal-state Democrats retreated on long-term health care benefits for retired miners but promised a renewed fight for the working class next year
The House on Thursday cleared bills to keep the government running through April and authorize hundreds of water projects, but a fight over benefits for retired coal miners threatened a government shutdown this weekend
The Congressional Budget Office estimates how the $1.1 trillion continuing resolution Congress is voting on will be divvied up among federal agencies.
The Senate has shipped legislation lowering hurdles for government drug approvals to President Barack Obama
President-elect Donald Trump emerges as a winner in the final version of the must-pass spending bill.
Congressional Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a stopgap spending bill that would also expedite the likely confirmation of President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for defense secretary next year
With only a few days left before the current continuing resolution expires, it’s back. The threat of a government shutdown. It’s likely Congress will avoid that with another CR, but no one knows for how long. David Hawkings, senior editor of Roll Call, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to offer insight on whether they’ll inch it along week by week or extend it until May.
When it comes to predictions, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it’s a tough year for experts and that the best, as in worst, may be yet to come.
President Barack Obama signed the continuing resolution Thursday, which Congress passed yesterday. The measure keeps the government functioning through Dec. 9.
The Senate twice failed to approve a cloture vote on Sept. 27 to stop debate on the short-term continuing resolution attached to a House bill which lawmakers are using as the legislative vehicle to fund the government and avert a government shutdown. The vote would have officially ended debate on the continuing resolution, allowing a final passage vote on the bill.
The possibility of a government shutdown is again up in the air. A week ago, it looked liked a continuing resolution was in the bag. Maybe we thought too fast. With this week’s update, and deadline of Friday night, Federal Drive with Tom Temin checks in with David Hawkings, senior editor at Roll Call.