The Senate could only muster 50 votes, not 60, to invoke cloture to end debate on the continuing resolution to keep the government open.
Among the differences this year: some commissaries could remain open, travel polices get more restrictive.
Continuing resolutions temporarily evade shutdowns, but they may also hurt the Department of Defense’s readiness long-term.
With the deadline to avert a government shutdown coming down to the wire, several major agencies have announced their plans to stay open, even if Congress fails to pass to a stopgap spending bill.
800,000 federal furloughs, 800,000 DACA workers unresolved. There has to be a better solution.
No cable, canceled field trips and other unexpected results of a government shutdown.
The Office of Management and Budget told agencies to begin sending employees informal notices about their work status by the end of Friday. Formal notices detailing their “excepted” or “furloughed” status should come over the weekend and into Monday.
Several industry organizations have resource centers to help industry prepare for a government shutdown.
Though the Office of Management and Budget Friday morning said the president is “actively working to prevent a shutdown,” OMB Director Mick Mulvaney said that if it happens, a government shutdown will look much different than the 16-day lapse in 2013 during the Obama administration.
Congress is trying to avert a shutdown, but some are concerned a continuing resolution could trigger sequestration.
From closed federal buildings and memorials to rallies on Capitol Hill, the October 2013 shutdown had a big impact on D.C. and the federal workforce.
In today’s Federal Newscast, with the possibility of a government shutdown growing, members of Congress want to make sure federal employees and the members of the military receive reimbursement.
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