Congress

House Approves Spending Bill With 1.9 Percent Civilian Pay Raise in Latest Attempt to Reopen Government

Measure is the first of four the House plans to take up; President Trump walked out of a meeting with congressional leadership Wednesday after Democrats declined to support his $5.7 billion border wall funding demand.

Critical Update: The New Congress (And a Shutdown)

New leaders mean new priorities—and the partial shutdown is affecting some of those decisions.

Rep. Kelly: Shutdown Hurts Government’s IT Workforce

The shutdown will have long-term consequences on federal agencies’ recruiting and retention efforts, Rep. Robin Kelly said.

The Peaceful Transition of Government Twitter Accounts

House Republicans are taking the fruits of Twitter’s growth with them into the minority.

Election Security is a Key Part of House Democrats' Reform Bill

H.R. 1 would codify many of the security measures lawmakers have pushed for the last two years.

Lawmakers Reintroduce Legislation to Strengthen Federal CIO

The bill would elevate the authority of the federal chief information officer and chief information security officer.  

How to End Government Shutdowns, Forever

Congress should stop relying on one-off funding extensions to keep the government running.

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Fight Chinese Tech Theft and Supply Chain Threats

The legislation would create a White House office to help the government punch back against economic espionage.

After Failed White House Meeting, Republicans Suggest Shutdown Agreement Could Take 'Weeks'

Trump rejects Democrats' offer to reopen government while punting on border, saying agencies could be closed "a long time."

Inside the Bill That Set the ‘Strongest Clean Energy Requirement in the Nation’

Washington, D.C. is on track to set a more ambitious timeline for fighting climate change than any state.

Seven Government Tech Bills that Died in Congress

Next session, lawmakers must decide whether to reintroduce legislation to strengthen the chief information officer, lock down network-connected devices, protect elections and more.

The Federal Tech Bills that Moved as Funding Legislation Stalled

New laws call on Homeland Security to consolidate its data and force agencies to improve their websites.

Senate Passes Bill to Make Government Data More Accessible

The legislation would require agencies to publish all nonsensitive information in a machine-readable format.

Trump Says He Won’t Sign Spending Bill, Heightening Shutdown Fears

Office of Management and Budget has instructed agencies to begin informing employees of whether they will be furloughed.

Plan to Dumb-Down the Power Grid In Name of Cybersecurity Passes Senate

The bill would establish and fund a public-private partnership to look at retro, analog options for securing the nation’s electric grid from digital threats.