The federal government is teetering near the edge of another shutdown. Here are some ways it could affect you.
Americans, including hundreds of thousands of federal employees, could soon feel the impact of a U.S. government shutdown. If lawmakers don't reach an agreement by the end of Thursday — the last day of the fiscal year — the federal government will officially close as of 12:01 a.m. on Friday.
In anticipation of a possible government shutdown later this week, leaders from the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs have begun warning employees of possible office closures, program interruptions and potential furloughs that will result from a budget lapse. The moves won’t mean any work stoppage for active-duty service members,...
Live updates: Senate Republicans block funding bill as Congress scrambles to avoid government shutdown
WASHINGTON – Senate Republicans blocked debate Monday on extending funding for the federal government and raising the debt limit, forcing Democratic leaders to scramble to avoid a government shutdown and default. The Senate voted 48-50 to begin debate on the measure the House already passed, which wasn't enough to overcome...
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Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images — The potential for a government shutdown is growing as the end of the month -- and the federal government’s fiscal year -- draws closer. But even if Congress is unable to continue funding the government, the impact of a shutdown on higher education over all will be minimal, as long as it’s only for a short period of time.
WASHINGTON, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Washington is racing to avert a partial government shutdown that could lead to furloughs for hundreds of thousands of federal workers in the middle of a national health crisis. Barring a still-elusive political deal, funding for most federal agencies will expire at midnight on Thursday....
The White House budget office notified federal agencies on Thursday to begin preparations for the first shutdown of the U.S. government since the coronavirus pandemic began, as lawmakers on Capitol Hill struggle to reach a funding agreement. Administration officials stress the request is in line with traditional procedures seven days...
Could the government shut down next week, for the third time in three years? It’s a possibility as Congress nears a deadline to keep the government open and doesn’t appear to have enough votes to do it. Here’s why, and what would happen if there is a shut down.
It’s never a great sign when, seven days before an upcoming government shutdown deadline, the Office of Management and Budget ever-so-calmly tells agencies that “prudent management” requires them to plan for a possible lapse in appropriations. We’ve been down this road before. No one wants to see it happen. Yet...
(CNN) — Lawmakers are playing politics with the nation's pocketbook and the clock is ticking. The timeline and the tactics of government spending -- past, present and future -- will converge in a series of hard and soft deadlines and one massive partisan standoff over the next month, and the end result could be any combination of:
WASHINGTON D.C. (WSET) — As the government is set to run out of funding by the end of the week, they face a possible shutdown. In an effort to keep the government open lawmakers are trying to pass a new budget to do that. The clock is ticking for Congress...
(CNN) — The government is due to run out of funding on September 30 without congressional action, so it's about that time again. When the US government is within seven days of a potential shutdown, no matter the circumstances or state of play in funding negotiations, the Office of Management and Budget begins its standard shutdown planning protocol, reminding government agencies of the steps they should prepare to take.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — With the possibility of a federal government shutdown on Friday, the start of fiscal year (FY) 2022, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today reminded District of Columbia residents that a provision she got included in the FY 2021 D.C. Appropriations bill exempts the D.C. government from a federal government shutdown in FY 2022. Norton has gotten the D.C. government exempted from federal government shutdowns each year since FY 2015.
WASHINGTON D.C., DC — It’s the financial crisis nobody wants to see happen right now: a government shutdown. The senate is expected to vote on the government funding bill in the coming days, but there's not a lot of hope it'll pass given the impasse on the debt limit. Federal...
Best listening experience is on Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Subscribe to Federal Drive’s daily audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne. The federal contracting community will feel relieved if Congress proceeds with a continuing resolution, and avoids a lapse in appropriations. Fondly known as a government shutdown. But starting the fiscal year on a CR is hardly ideal. Federal sales and marketing consultant Larry Allen explained why when he spoke with Federal Drive with Tom Temin. He’s the president of Allen Federal Business Partners.
The federal courts should be able to sustain operations for about two weeks should Congress fail to pass legislation by Thursday to avert a partial government shutdown, the chair of the judiciary's policymaking body said on Tuesday. Barring a still-elusive political deal in Congress, funding for most federal agencies will...
We appear to be on the precipice of a federal government shutdown. Absent a political compromise, the federal government’s funding will run out on September 30, 2021, and the White House has instructed federal agencies to prepare for a possible shutdown. During previous government shutdowns, government agencies and departments issued stop-work orders, grinding work on government projects and contracts to a halt. Contractors were then faced with the difficult task of remaining in compliance with their obligations to their employees while work and funding for those contracts has ceased.
Washington is facing yet another shutdown, just as in 2019, 2018, 2013, 1996, 1995 and three other times since 1980. The reason is usually the same: haggling over the budget and how much the government is spending, and unless the Senate can agree on raising the government’s debt limit — which doesn’t look too likely — the federal government will stop most of its operations.
On 30 September, the United States federal government will run out of money and shut down should Congress not be able to pass a spending bill. The possibilities of a bill being passed are diminishing, and many agencies have already begun planning for a government closure. The Department of Agriculture, responsible for the distribution of nutritional assistance programs, including SNAP and WIC, has updated their "Contingency Plan" for a possible 2021 shutdown.