The Congressional Budget Office has released a report that assesses the effects of the five-week partial government shutdown on the federal budget and economy. CBO estimates that the partial shutdown resulted in the delay of federal discretionary spending worth approximately $18B for the procurement of goods and services, compensation and other government services, according to the report.Read More »
The Office of Management and Budget has issued a memo to notify federal agencies about the reopening of the government after President Donald Trump signed a continuing resolution that would fund the government through Feb. 15. “All employees who were on furlough due to the absence of appropriations may now return to work,” according to the Friday memo signed by OMB Acting Director Russell Vought.
The Senate voted 93-7 on Tuesday to pass a negotiated package that would allocate over $850B in fiscal 2019 funds for the departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Labor and Education, Stars and Stripes reported Tuesday. The decision came days after congressional negotiators reached a compromise on the appropriations package.
The House on Tuesday passed three resolutions that seek to advance stable military funding by condemning the use of continuing resolutions that serve as stop-gap funding measures if Congress fails to approve appropriations bills prior to the start of another fiscal year in October, Defense News reported Tuesday. House Armed …Read More »
Congressional leaders have introduced an omnibus bill that would authorize $1.3 trillion to fund government operations through the end of fiscal 2018, Defense News reported Thursday. The omnibus package would allocate $654.6 billion in funds for the Defense Department, including a base budget of $589.5 billion and overseas contingency operations …Read More »
The Senate on Wednesday reached a bipartisan agreement that would allocate a defense budget of $700 billion in fiscal year 2018 and $716 billion for FY 2019, Defense News reported Wednesday. The proposed top-lines for the defense budget adhere to the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act and the deal …Read More »
The federal government is set to resume operations Tuesday after Congress cleared a continuing resolution that would fund agencies through Feb. 8 and put an end to a government shutdown that took effect Saturday, The Hill reported Monday. President Donald Trump signed Monday night the fourth stopgap measure for fiscal …Read More »
A federal government shutdown went into effect Saturday after the Senate voted 50-49 to reject another continuing resolution that would fund agencies through Feb. 16, Politico reported Saturday. The Senate’s decision resulted in the first official shutdown since 2013 and came a day after the House voted to approve the four-week …Read More »