Congress returned from its recess this week to a busy agenda and, most pressingly, only ten days to act before the federal government shuts down.
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A federal judge has ruled that around 25,000 federal employees are eligible for compensation from the government for the time they spent working during the 2013 government shutdown.
As Congress returns to session following its August district work period, members face a full docket, with a wide-range of proposals and deadlines looming in the coming month.
As the deadline to pass a Continuing Resolution (CR) fast approaches, legislators are debating how to advance a spending bill and prevent another government shutdown.
As Congress faces the prospect of passing another short-term continuing resolution, rather than a full-year budget, Navy Secretary Richard Spencer told a U.S. Naval Institute forum that the practice has been costly to the agency over the past six years.
Last week, on the cusp of the deadline to pass either a budget or a continuing resolution to keep the federal government operational, Congress passed a two-week continuing resolution, buying itself more time to debate and finalize the components of a final, longer-term deal.
Lawmakers agreed on a deal early Monday morning to fund the government and avoid a shutdown by week’s end.
Days away from a potential government shutdown, President Trump and Republican Congressional leaders are at odds on funding the President’s wall.