The partial government shutdown extended to its fourth day on Tuesday as President Donald Trump continues his call for lawmakers to approve funding for a border wall, The Hill reported Tuesday. “I can't tell you when the government is going to be open,” he told reporters Tuesday.
The Senate on Thursday voted 85-7 to approve a package of bills that would appropriate $854B in funds for fiscal 2019, Reuters reported Thursday. Senate leaders on both sides of the aisle agreed to combine the appropriations bills for the departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Labor and Education in order to facilitate the passage of the package in the upper chamber as they work to avoid a government shutdown by the end of September.Read More »
The Senate voted 65-32 past midnight Friday to pass a $1.3 trillion omnibus bill to avoid a government shutdown and fund federal agencies through the end of fiscal 2018, Bloomberg reported Friday. The budget package is now headed to the White House for President Donald Trump’s signature. Mick Mulvaney, director …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 »
The Defense Department has released new guidance for the continuation of military operations and other activities amid a government shutdown. The document published Thursday states that the shutdown will not affect government contractors that provide services under a fully funded contract the department awarded prior to the expiration of federal …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 »
House lawmakers have proposed another continuing resolution in an effort to avert a government shutdown and fund federal agencies through Feb. 16 as the current CR approaches the Friday deadline, GovExec reported Wednesday. The report said the stopgap bill would be the fourth short-term funding measure that Congress intends to …Read More »
President Donald Trump’s administration and lawmakers are scheduled to return to Washington this week to address a series of issues that Congress kicked into 2018 in order to pass a tax reform measure in 2017, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. Hogan Gidley, a spokesman for the White House, said Mick Mulvaney, director …Read More »