December 5 If budget talks fail, Republicans will approve a stopgap spending measure before recess that includes the sequester cuts.
November 26 Lawmakers will soon be forced to debate another stopgap spending measure to avoid a shutdown in January.
November 25 Repeatedly going after federal employees’ pay and benefits is affecting workforce morale, recruitment and retention, Democrat tells congressional budget panel.
November 22 They're considering a short-term continuing resolution that would fund the government through April 15.
November 22 Discussion devolves into attacks on President Obama.
November 21 The government will exhaust its emergency borrowing authority between March and June 2014 if Congress does not act, report estimates.
November 20 Survey respondents now prefer a more targeted approach.
November 20 Conference committee is under pressure to come up with a proposal before its Dec. 13 deadline.
November 19 If a 'timely agreement' cannot be reached, the alternatives could lead to 'extremely damaging repercussions,' Republicans caution.
November 19 With less than four weeks to go, there is little sense of urgency on a budget deal.
November 15 The D.C. area actually ranks fourth in concentration of federal workers.
November 14 Hale recounts how spending strategies are formed, then tossed.
November 14 Mistrust and insularity on Capitol Hill are hampering serious discussion about the role of government, says former Republican House member and OMB chief.
November 13 As the conference holds its second meeting, Republicans and Democrats are already drawing lines.
November 7 Feds took a total of 6.6 million furlough days; lost productivity not tabulated.
November 7 More than 500 federal employees are seeking compensation for hardships caused by delayed paychecks.
November 6 Interim controller tells CFO group of coming flexibility in reporting requirements.
November 6 People affected by the shutdown voted for the Democrat by 57-36 percent.
November 4 Collective action suit demands damages for excepted workers because they weren’t paid on time.
November 4 Moderates in both chambers promise to speak up.