SPECIAL REPORT

Shutdown 2013

A Roundup of GovExec's Government Shutdown Coverage
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SPECIAL REPORT

Hill Agenda This Week: Keep Government Open and Arm Syrian Rebels

September 15 Congress has plenty to tackle in its last week before recess.

A Primer on Federal Pay and Benefits in Case the Government Shuts Down Again

September 4 Washington leaders have vowed to keep agencies funded past Sept. 30, but nothing is a done deal.

Will Republicans Shut Down the Government Again?

August 27 House GOP leaders fear a conservative revolt when government funding comes up for a vote next month.

Feds Who Worked During Shutdown Could Still Receive Bonus Pay

August 5 First ruling in shutdown lawsuit is mostly favorable for those forced to work.

Virginia Hasn't Learned Anything From Last Year's Government Shutdown

April 16 The commonwealth's current budget impasse centers around Medicaid expansion.

It’s Official: Shutting Down National Parks Last Year Was Bad for Local Communities

March 3 Every dollar of state emergency funding generated $10 in visitor spending during the 2013 government shutdown, the Park Service found.

"I doubt that the House, or, for that matter, the Senate, is willing to give the president a clean debt-ceiling increase," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters Tuesday.

Rest Up From the Budget Fight, Because There's a Debt Ceiling One Around the Corner

December 17, 2013 Republicans are trying to figure out what they can get using the debt limit as leverage.

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md.

Appropriators Will Work Through the Holidays to Avoid a Shutdown

December 17, 2013 Congress must pass a spending package implementing the budget deal by Jan. 15.

An End to Budget Fatigue?

December 16, 2013 As the budget deal approaches, lawmakers envision a future without major fiscal fights.

Paul Ryan Says Conservative Attacks Are a 'Strange New Normal'

December 11, 2013 As outside groups pile on, the Republican budget negotiator says he is sticking to principles.

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

Budget Agreement Eases Pentagon's Sequester Pain

December 11, 2013 Deal gives the Defense Department about $31.5 billion in relief over two years.

“One of the most difficult challenges we faced as we worked through this, was the issue of federal employees and military,” said Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., during a press conference with Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

Budget Deal Asks New Feds to Contribute More to Pensions

December 10, 2013 Bipartisan panel also asks military retirees to sacrifice, spares current workers.

The American Federation of Government Employees attributes the growth in part to its visibility during the shutdown.

Federal Employee Unions Gain Members Post-Shutdown

December 9, 2013 Despite shrinking workforce, unions are growing.

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

House GOP Poised to Push Straight Funding Bill to Avoid Shutdown

December 5, 2013 If budget talks fail, Republicans will approve a stopgap spending measure before recess that includes the sequester cuts.

House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Budget Chairwoman Patty Murray, D-Wash.

Congressional Vacation Set to Create Another Fiscal Crisis

November 26, 2013 Lawmakers will soon be forced to debate another stopgap spending measure to avoid a shutdown in January.

Sen. Tim Kaine, D- Va.

Virginia Senator: Don’t Target Feds in Deficit Reduction Deal

November 25, 2013 Repeatedly going after federal employees’ pay and benefits is affecting workforce morale, recruitment and retention, Democrat tells congressional budget panel.

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio

House GOP Prepares Fallback Plan to Avoid January Shutdown

November 22, 2013 They're considering a short-term continuing resolution that would fund the government through April 15.

Old Faithful is one of the more popular attractions at Yellowstone National Park.

Hearing on Response to Park Closures During the Shutdown Less Than Idyllic

November 22, 2013 Discussion devolves into attacks on President Obama.

Budget Office: Next Debt Ceiling D-Day Could Come in March

November 21, 2013 The government will exhaust its emergency borrowing authority between March and June 2014 if Congress does not act, report estimates.

Budget Officials: Across-the-Board Cuts Are the ‘Lazy’ Way Out

November 20, 2013 Survey respondents now prefer a more targeted approach.