Tag Archives: shutdown

Report: Senate Leaders Eye Wednesday Debt Vote

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) were working on a deal to raise the debt limit and re-open the government with the goal of bringing that measure to the full chamber Wednesday, Reuters reports. Richard Cowan writes such a deal would extend the U.S.’ borrowing …

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Report: Senate Close to Budget, Debt Agreement

Senate leaders have hinted the chamber is closing on a deal to end the federal shutdown and avoid a possible default later in the week, the Chicago Tribune reported Monday. Both Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell expressed optimism about a bipartisan agreement after a round …

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World Bank, IMF Urge U.S. to End Gov’t Shutdown

The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund have called on U.S. leaders to take steps to reopen the federal government, The New York Times reported Sunday. Annie Lowrey and Nathaniel Popper write the U.S. debt ceiling issue overshadowed the international recovery agenda at joint meetings of the agencies held …

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Senate Leaders Start Budget, Debt Ceiling Talks

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) started talks over the weekend over ending the government shutdown and reaching a debt ceiling deal, USA Today reported Sunday. The leadership met Saturday along with Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) to negotiate a …

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CRS: Shutdown Could Hit Military Training, Contractor Pay

The U.S. Congressional Research Service says the ongoing federal government shutdown could disrupt military training programs and delay contracting activities, Defense One reported Wednesday. Charles Clark writes CRS analysts predict that although the government may continue to sign contracts, it may not be able to disburse payments to contractors due to a …

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Report: Civilian Intell Workers Return to Work

The Central Intelligence Agency has started calling back civilian employees furloughed amid the government shutdown as the agency looks to fulfill its core operations, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. John Walcott writes CIA Director John Brennan told employees in an email only workers responsible for the agency’s foreign intelligence collection, analysis, covert …

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Shutdown Could Force NNSA to Close Sandia, Los Alamos National Labs

The National Nuclear Security Administration is preparing to cease operations at New Mexico-based Sandia and Los Alamos national laboratories should the government shutdown continue to Oct. 21, ABQJournal reported Wednesday. James Monteleone writes the NNSA’s plan could ultimately lead to nearly 18,000 furloughs in the New Mexico labs. “If a …

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Eric Shinseki: VBA Shutdown Furloughs Could Exceed 17K

The Veterans Benefits Administration could furlough more than 10,000 employees if it runs out of money from its mandatory spending accounts, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jared Serbu writes these furloughs would come on top of the agency already having to send 7,800 workers home because of the government shutdown. “At that …

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Hiring, Regulatory Issues Emerge for Contractors During Shutdown

Information technology contractors for federal agencies are grappling with hiring and compliance difficulties during ongoing government shutdown, FCW reported Tuesday. Mark Rockwell writes the Commerce Department’s Citizenship and Immigration Services agency has closed its E-Verify system, which works to validate the eligibility of new U.S. workers via I-9 employment forms. CIS …

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