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House Appropriations Package Now Includes Contractor Back Pay

There is still a chance federal contractors unpaid during the 35-day shutdown could get back pay.

Contractors Advise Lawmakers on How to Reduce Pain During the Next Shutdown

House Democrats’ field hearing spotlights suffering from the most recent lapse in appropriations as message to colleagues.

House Lawmakers Join Push for Federal Contractor Back Pay

After a push from senators, 48 House members urged the House Appropriations Committee to include back pay for federal contractors in funding legislation.

Shutdown Thwarted Public Input on Agency Rules

Lawmakers, citing public health and environmental impact, want OMB to extend the rulemaking comment period.

Latest Spending Deal Includes Almost $20 Billion for IT Programs

The spending bills include multimillion-dollar agency projects and governmentwide funding sources for IT modernization and cybersecurity.

Trump Says He’s ‘Extremely Unhappy’ With Spending Agreement, Still Predicts No Shutdown

Congressional leadership appears on board with the deal, though Trump would not commit to signing it.

Lawmakers Say They Have an Agreement to Avoid Another Shutdown

Negotiators say they have worked out disagreements on border spending, but they still have to win over Trump.

Partnership for Public Service Pushes for the End of Shutdowns Forever

The nonprofit, nonpartisan group urged Congress and the president to come together.

Lawmakers Are Taking Another Crack At Security Clearance Reform

And they’re demanding answers about Facebook’s missteps and the shutdown’s impact on cybersecurity.

How Two Agencies Handled Expired Credentials After Historic Shutdown

Despite agencies reopening, some feds weren’t able to get right back to work due to expired PIV cards and passwords.

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The Various Plans to Avert Future Government Shutdowns

Lawmakers have a lot of ideas to keep the government running, aside from passing spending bills on time.

Trump on a Feb. 15 Shutdown: 'We've Set the Stage for What Is Going to Happen'

Negotiations over border security funding appear to have hit some snags.

How Some Contractors Successfully Weathered the Shutdown

Tech and defense contractors share lessons learned during this lengthy government shutdown.

Many Families May Need Months to Recover From the Shutdown

As federal employees and contractors return to work, they’re still processing some of the emotional and financial stress of the past six weeks.

NASA Employees Return to Flooded Space Center Post-Shutdown

Burst pipe spills water into lab, space hardware testing area and laser communications room.

Stopgap Spending Measure Doesn’t Fix Federal Contractors’ Problems

Rebooting the government after a shutdown is not an immediate process and contractors are waiting for invoices to be paid.