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Industry Experts Advise GovCon Firms to Prepare for Possible Govt Shutdown

Industry experts and former White House officials have urged government contractors to start discussing the effects of a potential federal shutdown in October with contracting officers, Government Executive reported Monday. David Berteau, president of the Professional Services Council, said Monday at a PSC-hosted event in Virginia that GovCon companies should maintain …

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Bill Would Require Back Pay for Federal Employees in Event of Gov’t Shutdown

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Maryland) has introduced a bill that would provide back pay to federal employees if a government shutdown occurs on April 28, Government Executive reported Friday. Erich Wagner writes the the Federal Employee Fair Treatment Act would entitle all federal workers to back pay once a shutdown ends, regardless of whether they were required to …

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Senate Clears Stopgap Measure in 63-36 Vote

The Senate on Friday voted 63-36 to approve a continuing resolution that would fund the federal government through the end of April, the New York Times reported Friday. Thomas Kaplan and Jennifer Steinhauer write the Senate passed the stopgap spending bill less than an hour prior to a possible government shutdown and after …

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House OKs Stopgap Funding Bill in 326-96 Vote

House lawmakers voted 326-96 Thursday to pass a stopgap spending bill that would fund government operations through the end of April 2017, The Hill newspaper reported Thursday. Sarah Ferris writes Republican leaders expect the bill to reach President Barack Obama’s desk in time to prevent a government shutdown on Saturday. The Senate aims to vote on …

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