Shutdown, Surveillance Deadlines Loom Over Congress

A pair of lawmakers also proposed a pay raise for federal employees.

A Government Shutdown Doesn’t Always Mean Shutting Down IT

These are the tech employees who have to work if appropriated funds run out.

Hoyer: Republicans Still Don't Have the Votes on Deal to Avoid Shutdown

Democratic lawmakers decry GOP inaction on spending negotiations, while union officials note lack of communication.

Congress on Collision Course Ahead of Shutdown Deadline

"Puntagon" bill to fund defense for a full year but non-defense for one month is a nonstarter, Democrats say.

Congress Resets Shutdown Clock

Lawmakers get rebuffed trying to delay the coming net neutrality vote and start asking questions about kids using Facebook’s messaging app.

Congress Passes Two-Week Spending Bill, but Shutdown Fears Mount

Immigration issues could derail negotiations to fund the government for the rest of fiscal 2018.

Poll: More than 60% of Voters Want to Avoid a Government Shutdown

Less than one in five think lawmakers should use a shutdown as political leverage.

GSA, NASA, Other Agencies Update Shutdown Guidance

Agencies have to prep their staff and their systems as the funding deadline approaches.

Deal to Push Back Shutdown Deadline Faces Uncertain Prospects

Democrats and Tea Party members are still considering whether to support a two-week CR.

Congress Wrestles with Shutdown Deadline and Data Breach Drama

Lawmakers also introduced a bill to curb revenge porn.

Contractors Begin Early Shutdown Preparations

Agencies will be forced to shutter their doors on Oct. 1 if Congress fails to pass a spending bill to set agency funding for fiscal 2018.

If the Government Shuts Down, Some of Its Websites, Databases and IT Do Too

OMB’s 2013 guidance requires IT systems related to excepted activity, including national security, stay functional.