Shutdown

Lawmakers Introduce Smattering of Bills to Avoid Future Shutdowns

The last-minute action to keep federal agencies open past Sept. 30 has spurred a flurry of legislation aimed at automatically funding federal programs in the face of congressional inaction.

Biden Signs Shutdown-Averting Stopgap Spending Bill

Lawmakers have punted the shutdown threat for nine weeks, but a potential debt default looms.

Shutdown in Sight as Senate Rejects Stopgap Spending Measure

Republicans block short-term funding bill that would have also paused the debt ceiling.

Democrats Announce Plan to Avert a Shutdown and Suspend the Debt Ceiling in a Single Bill

The stage is set for a showdown, with Republicans opposed to raising or suspending the debt limit.

Trump Blasts COVID Relief Package, Demands Revisions Risking a Shutdown

President asks Congress to dramatically increase the size of stimulus checks.

Spending Agreement Would Allow 1% Pay Raise, Fails to Ban Schedule F

Provision in the fiscal 2021 omnibus appropriations bill would give feds until the end of next year to repay payroll taxes deferred by the Trump administration from September through December.

With Negotiations Ongoing, Lawmakers Say Yet Another Stopgap Bill ‘Highly Likely’ to Avert Shutdown

Congress is ironing out coronavirus relief funds in conjunction with a government funding package as the Friday deadline looms.

House Passes One Week Stopgap Spending Bill

Lawmakers send measure to Senate and hope for full-year omnibus by new Dec. 18 deadline.

With Shutdown Deadline Looming This Week, Lawmakers Look to Buy More Time

Vote on a one-week funding extension is expected this week, ahead of Friday's deadline.

GAO Calls Out IRS’ Taxpayer Experience Issues

The 2019 tax filing season was more problematic than usual for IRS.

Federal Contracting Moves that Will Ripple Beyond 2019

After 2019—JEDI drama, a new cybersecurity certification requirement, a major purchase platform flying under the radar and a regulation rollback—govcon might never be the same.

Trump Signs 2020 Spending Bills, Averting Midnight Shutdown

The $1.4 trillion measures boost funding for most agencies and provide a 3.1% pay raise to civilian feds.