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Senator Supports Post-Shutdown Back Pay Bill

Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., advocates quick action to compensate federal employees for lost hours on Monday.

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White House Supports Back Pay for Feds Who Would Be Furloughed During Shutdown

Trump administration wants to keep agencies open during a potential appropriations lapse, but is unclear which agencies will have the funds.

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Mulvaney: Shutdown Chance 'Between 50 and 60 Percent'

OMB director claims Obama "weaponized" the 2013 shutdown.

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Federal workers protest the government shutdown in October 2013.

UPDATED: See Who Gets Sent Home in a Shutdown

Some agencies would furlough virtually everyone, while others would remain completely open if there is a lapse in appropriations.

House Narrowly Passes Stopgap Spending Bill, But Shutdown Threat Remains

Continuing resolution to keep agencies open through Feb. 16 will face a tougher vote in the Senate.

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VA Secretary David Shulkin told lawmakers that he still needed additional tools to address hiring concerns.

VA Begins Using Expedited Hiring Authority to Fill Array of Critical Positions

Department is also offering large cash bonuses to recruit doctors and nurses.

What Happened at the Defense Department During the 2013 Shutdown

Contractors and civilian employees will see furloughs.

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Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., said that with the rhetoric "amped up on both sides," a shutdown is likely, though not desirable.

Senate Democrat: Shutdown 'More Likely Than Not'

Reported White House resistance to a bipartisan DACA deal imperils budget talks.

Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., one of the bill's sponsors, said feds have been treated as a national piggybank for too long.

Lawmakers Unveil Bill to Override Reported Plan to Freeze Feds' Pay in 2019

Bill would give federal employees a 3 percent across-the-board pay increase next year.

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The Index: 2018 Edition

The annual guide, by subject, to critical federal retirement information.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., promised the latest stopgap measure would be free of policy riders.

Congress Likely to Consider Another Short-Term Funding Measure

House majority leader: Even if both parties reach a budget agreement before the Jan. 19 shutdown deadline, lawmakers will need additional time to craft a new bill.