In today’s Federal Newscast, while Congress has adjusted spending caps to allow increases in spending, the Congressional Budget Office warns agencies will have to make cuts again if the caps aren’t adjusted beyond 2019.
In his first State of the Union, President Donald Trump highlights VA’s success with removing 1,500 employees under the June 2017 law.
Congress is trying to avert a shutdown, but some are concerned a continuing resolution could trigger sequestration.
A key House Republican has unveiled a measure to deliver a huge budget increase to the Pentagon and prevent a government shutdown at the end of next week.
Just days before the expiration of the latest continuing resolution, Navy officials say the last several years of budgeting-by-CR have already wasted $4 billion.
The Office of Management and Budget submitted an additional $44 billion request for disaster relief spending in fiscal 2018. To help offset new spending, the Trump administration wants Congress to find new offsets at civilian agencies.
If Congress passes the budgets Federal News Radio has been hearing about, it could trigger sequestration.
A majority of federal employees who took a Federal News Radio survey said the president’s recent threats of a government shutdown had them feeling more concerned than usual.
Federal employees still recovering financially from the 2013 furloughs can relax a little, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Congressional Budget Office reiterated its earlier findings that discretionary spending will not bust established budget caps this fiscal year.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says sequestration is the ultimate boogeyman under the bed in this federally oriented town, where furloughs and government shutdowns can and do happen.
The House passed a “minibus” of 2018 spending bills before leaving town for a month-long recess. Budget experts say the possibility of sequestration isn’t the only reason why the minibus has little chance of survival.
Congress has been criticized for kicking the can down the road when it comes to federal spending, but as the government shutdown clocks ticks closer to midnight — and agencies dust off their contingency plans — some are wondering if that kicked can might be the best option right now.
What do politicians have in common with the pet goldfish you had as a kid? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has the answer.