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Trump Team Enters New, Risky Territory on Shutdown Budgeting

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 16:20:23 -0500

Administration may be skirting the limits of its legal authority to carry forward and transfer funding.OMB Director Mick Mulvaney said Friday that agencies will use “carry-forward funding” and greater “transfer authority" in this shutdown.


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Will a Government Shutdown Damage the U.S. Economy?

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:00:00 -0500

The 2013 shutdown offers some clues as to what the impact will be now after Republicans and Democrats failed to agree to a short-term spending deal.An AFGE member holds a sign during a rally in D.C. during the 2013 shutdown.


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The Agencies That Will Remain Open in the Initial Days of the Shutdown

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:33:37 -0500

OMB has ordered agencies to scour their budgets to see if they have the money to keep their doors open. Some have succeeded.


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The Real Reasons Why the Government Shut Down

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:15:44 -0500

It’s not only immigration. From health care to military spending to an inconsistent president, there are many factors contributing to the legislative impasse.


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What Happens to Astronauts During a Government Shutdown?

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:56:58 -0500

How NASA scales down to a skeleton crew when Congress misses a big budget deadline.


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Government Shuts Down After Senate Rejects One-Month Stopgap Spending Bill

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:49:03 -0500

Lawmakers did not come up with an alternate plan in time for the midnight deadline.


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White House Supports Back Pay for Feds Who Would Be Furloughed During Shutdown

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:24:54 -0500

Trump administration wants to keep agencies open during a potential appropriations lapse, but is unclear which agencies will have the funds.An AFGE activist in Iowa protests the 2013 government shutdown.


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Here's What Feds Can Expect If the Government Shuts Down Saturday

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:08:56 -0500

Park Service, Smithsonian have said disruption wouldn’t start until Monday; plans vary by agency.


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One Year Later, NASA Still Doesn't Have a New Administrator

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:23:26 -0500

An interim director is steering the ship, but the delay between administrations is unprecedented.


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With Shutdown Clock Ticking, Senators Point Fingers for Creating 'Governmental Chaos'

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:45:30 -0500

Democratic leader Sen. Chuck Schumer heads to the White House Friday to negotiate a plan forward."We cannot live on continuing resolutions," said Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md.


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Acting Consumer Bureau Chief Opts Not to Refill Funding Reserve This Quarter

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:31:31 -0500

Mulvaney asks outgoing head of the Federal Reserve to cancel payment, calling it unnecessary.Acting CFPB Director Mick Mulvaney


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Mulvaney: Shutdown Chance 'Between 50 and 60 Percent'

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:49:29 -0500

OMB director claims Obama "weaponized" the 2013 shutdown.OMB Director Mick Mulvaney conducts a press briefing on Friday with a shutdown looming.


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UPDATED: See Who Gets Sent Home in a Shutdown

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:58:58 -0500

Some agencies would furlough virtually everyone, while others would remain completely open if there is a lapse in appropriations.Federal workers protest the government shutdown in October 2013.


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Beat Insomnia and Boost Your Productivity With This 5-Minute Ritual

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:54:09 -0500

Offload your worries, suggests a new study from Baylor University.


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How Trump Will Try to Minimize a Government Shutdown

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:33:04 -0500

The administration plans to keep national parks and public lands partially open even without congressional funding, drawing criticism from Sally Jewell, the former secretary of the interior.The Lincoln Memorial is shown during the 2013 shutdown.


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House Speaker: Budget Fights Have ‘Pushed Our Military Past the Breaking Point’

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:27:37 -0500

Paul Ryan highlighted defense hawks’ concerns about readiness and funding as Congress tries to avert a shutdown.


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Play of the Day: Some Smelly Shutdown Deal Metaphors

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:53:41 -0500

Nancy Pelosi compared it to the product of a productive dog walk and Jimmy Kimmel joked about something that comes out of a horse.


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How A Chief Customer Experience Officer Could Transform Government

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:00:00 -0500

Improving the public’s experience with government just makes sense.


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House Narrowly Passes Stopgap Spending Bill, But Shutdown Threat Remains

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:39:14 -0500

Continuing resolution to keep agencies open through Feb. 16 will face a tougher vote in the Senate.


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New, Temporary Federal Agency Will Push for National Service

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:10:40 -0500

Commission will start national “conversation” to consider need to reinstate the draft.Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., (left) and Jack Reed, D-R.I., championed the project.


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Democrats Want to Spend $500M on a New, Non-Trump Backed DHS Hiring Surge

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:06:53 -0500

Senators take a different approach from the White House in calling for border security.Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said the bill would both strengthen the border and help create new jobs.


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Tax Planning in a Time of Change

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:02:09 -0500

The impact of tax reform on federal employees and retirees.


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America Quietly Starts Nation-Building in Parts of Syria

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:46:15 -0500

The U.S. has escalated its presence in the country, and has signaled no timetable for when it will end.Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice speak to the Hoover Institution at Stanford University on Wednesday, Janurary 17.


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Intelligence Community Contractors Gain Whistleblower Protections

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:55:47 -0500

Advocacy groups have mixed reaction given reauthorization of surveillance authority.Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., sought the expansion of whistleblower rights.


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VA Begins Using Expedited Hiring Authority to Fill Array of Critical Positions

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:30:46 -0500

Department is also offering large cash bonuses to recruit doctors and nurses.VA Secretary David Shulkin told lawmakers that he still needed additional tools to address hiring concerns.


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