Democrats are urging Republicans not to jeopardize the economy. Republicans have said any bill to raise the debt limit must be paired with significant spending cuts. The Hill’s Erik Wasson says they’re all getting edgy.
The way things are going on Capitol Hill, federal and postal workers seem to have only one of two choices, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey: they can retire before things get worse or decide to shelter in place because they may get worse yet.
Host Debra Roth is joined by Federal News Radio’s Mike Causey, NARFE Legislative Director Dan Adcock, and World at Work’s Lenny Sanicola to talk about pending legislation in Congress that would change retirement benefits for federal workers. May 20, 2011
Ian Swanson, a staff writer for The Hill, spoke to Federal News Radio about the intensifying debate between Capitol Hill and the president.
Stan Collender, a federal budget guru, gives his analysis of what must be done in the coming weeks.
Obama challenged Republicans to make the necessary compromises.
Get the latest update on the contentious debt ceiling debate between lawmakers and the White House from The Hill staff writer Alexander Bolton.
Which of the following items are NOT at stake in the current White House-Congressional debt limit dance: pay raises, your insurance premiums, the health of your brand-new puppy or future raises for federal and Social Security retirees? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it’s both serious and confusing and, maybe down the road, amusing too.
Will you still receive a social security check if the government doesn’t raise the debt ceiling? You won’t be getting an answer from the Social Security Administration.
A coalition of 21 groups representing five-million federal employees and retirees wrote a letter to OMB and Treasury asking for information about what happens to federal workers if the debt ceiling isn’t raised. NTEU is planning a rally in New York to oppose proposed cuts to federal employees pay and benefits.