Federal workers joined hundreds rallying in front of the Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s Washington Office on Wednesday as part of a union show of support for Wisconsin’s protesting public sector employees.
Scores of duplicative programs across every agency may soon be on the chopping block. The Government Accountability Office released a report on Tuesday that details for the first time the widespread duplication across the government.
A shutdown of the federal government would have adverse consequences for hundreds of companies that contract with the U.S. government and more than 7.6 million federal contract employees, Phil Bond, president and CEO of TechAmerica, warned Democratic and Republican leaders in both chambers in a Tuesday letter.
President Obama called on Wednesday for high-level negotiations to bridge major budgetary differences between Congressional Republicans and Democrats after the Senate passed a measure to buy at least two more weeks for talks.