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OMB Directs Agencies to Implement Shutdown Plans

The Office of Management and Budget directed federal agencies late Monday night to carry out their plans for shutting down operations as Congress did not pass a continuing resolution by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. OMB Director Sylvia Burwell also told agencies to monitor developments and urged lawmakers to pass a …

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Robert Hale: 400K Pentagon Workers Face Furloughs Under Shutdown

Defense Department Comptroller Robert Hale said Friday that the Pentagon will have to furlough half of its nearly 800,000 civilian workers if the federal government shuts down Monday, American Forces Press Service reported Friday. Jim Garamone writes uniformed military and contractor personnel will continue in their jobs even if Congress does …

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Report: Senate Democrats Eye December to Cut Sequestration

Democratic leaders in the Senate will push to nullify sequestration cuts in December as part of a mini-omnibus spending bill that would fund the government for fiscal year 2014, Defense News reported Monday. John Bennett writes that Senate Democrats intend for that scenario to occur after the chamber passes a stopgap measure …

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Pentagon Employees Face Furloughs Under Govt Shutdown

Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter has told employees in a memo that many civilian workers would be temporarily furloughed in the event of a government shutdown, the American Forces Press Service reported Monday. Jim Garamone writes government functions that are supported by appropriated funds would have to stop if Congress and the White …

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House Approves Govt Funding Extension, Aimed To Avoid Shutdown

The House voted 267-151 Wednesday to approve a short-term funding measure that would avoid a possible March 27 government shutdown, Bloomberg reports. The Senate will consider its own measure next week to continue funding the government through September, Roxana Tiron and James Rowley report. According to Bloomberg, the House approved a …

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