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All the pressure is on Congress this week as it deals with a Friday funding deadline. David Hawkings, senior editor at Roll Call, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin that shutdown worries are overblown. It’s next year we should be worrying about.
In today’s Top Federal Headlines, a pair of Virginia congressmen has introduced legislation to continue paying federal employees in preparation for a possible government shutdown.
While the looming federal shutdown may be big news inside the Beltway, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says that it’s probably not going to be mentioned in next week’s People magazine.
Press Secretary Sean Spicer said April 24 that the work by Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, and others has been “very positive” and a shutdown is unlikely.
Fifteen organizations, both liberal and conservative, called on the White House to use a scalpel rather than a meat ax to cut DoD civilian employees.
The Trump administration has ordered up a reorganization that’s got both opportunities and dangers. Dave Wennergren, chief operating officer of the Professional Services Council and former federal executive, discusses some of the options on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The numbers that the Census Bureau comes up with do more than tally up the population, they also affect where billions in federal dollars go each year. Phil Sparks, co-director of The Census Project, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin the bureau may be underfunded.
Nobody seems to be paying attention to the bigger picture of where federal finances are headed.
The Defense Department won’t have any problems spending money if Congress can pass a budget next week.
Linda Springer, a senior adviser at the Office of Management and Budget, said in part 2 of her exclusive interview about the Trump administration’s reorganization plans that the White House wants to give agencies a lot of freedom in how they execute their plans.
Now that the Office of Management and Budget has put flesh on the bones of the Trump administration’s plans for government reform, the obvious question comes up. Can in fact the government run efficiently with fewer people? Bob Tobias, professor in the Key Management Program at American University, asks Federal Drive with Tom Temin, if that’s true, where’s the evidence?
Linda Springer, a senior adviser at OMB, said the Trump administration is borrowing from past administrations and modifying many long-held concepts to reorganize and restructure the government.
Though federal management experts like much of what they see in the Office of Management and Budget’s reorganization and restructuring plan, they say the White House needs to craft a more positive message to sell their ideas to the federal workforce.
President Donald Trump is on a mission to rebuild the U.S. military. But naturally some ask if that’s where the U.S. really needs to spend its money? There may be threats abroad, but there are plenty at home too. Federal News Radio’s Scott Maucione talks with Catherine Lutz, international studies and anthropology professor at Brown University, about the impacts of the increasing military spending on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.