March 3 Every dollar of state emergency funding generated $10 in visitor spending during the 2013 government shutdown, the Park Service found.
December 17, 2013 Republicans are trying to figure out what they can get using the debt limit as leverage.
December 17, 2013 Congress must pass a spending package implementing the budget deal by Jan. 15.
December 16, 2013 As the budget deal approaches, lawmakers envision a future without major fiscal fights.
December 11, 2013 As outside groups pile on, the Republican budget negotiator says he is sticking to principles.
December 11, 2013 Deal gives the Defense Department about $31.5 billion in relief over two years.
December 10, 2013 Bipartisan panel also asks military retirees to sacrifice, spares current workers.
December 9, 2013 Despite shrinking workforce, unions are growing.
December 5, 2013 If budget talks fail, Republicans will approve a stopgap spending measure before recess that includes the sequester cuts.
November 26, 2013 Lawmakers will soon be forced to debate another stopgap spending measure to avoid a shutdown in January.
November 25, 2013 Repeatedly going after federal employees’ pay and benefits is affecting workforce morale, recruitment and retention, Democrat tells congressional budget panel.
November 22, 2013 They're considering a short-term continuing resolution that would fund the government through April 15.
November 22, 2013 Discussion devolves into attacks on President Obama.
November 21, 2013 The government will exhaust its emergency borrowing authority between March and June 2014 if Congress does not act, report estimates.
November 20, 2013 Survey respondents now prefer a more targeted approach.
November 20, 2013 Conference committee is under pressure to come up with a proposal before its Dec. 13 deadline.
November 19, 2013 If a 'timely agreement' cannot be reached, the alternatives could lead to 'extremely damaging repercussions,' Republicans caution.
November 19, 2013 With less than four weeks to go, there is little sense of urgency on a budget deal.
November 15, 2013 The D.C. area actually ranks fourth in concentration of federal workers.
November 14, 2013 Hale recounts how spending strategies are formed, then tossed.