2012 agency budgets remain in limbo, with just about a week left in the fiscal year and amid renewed Congressional wrangling over a stopgap measure.
But it’s far from a done deal just yet.
Russell Berman, a staff writer with The Hill newspaper, He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the latest from the halls of Congress.
Only a few billion dollars separate the competing proposals, which although sizable, is much less than the vast amounts lawmakers wrangled over earlier this year in debates about a government shutdown in April and during the debt-ceiling debate.
Still, “somebody’s going to have to blink,” he said.
With 10 days left before the end of the fiscal year, Berman said it likely wouldn’t come “down to the wire,” although he acknowledged more “bluster over the last 24 hours or so.”
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-10 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.