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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (left) and Speaker Paul Ryan leave a press conference after a GOP caucus meeting.

Talks to Avoid a Shutdown Will Drag on Another Week

Congress will approve another short-term spending bill to give negotiators on omnibus and tax packages more time.

VA Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson

VA Deputy Says Administrative Leave For Employees Will Be Exception, Not Rule

Sloan Gibson on Wednesday also defended before a House panel his decision not to fire two senior executives.

How a Shutdown Could Hit Your Wallet

A weekly roundup of federal pay and benefits news.

USDA would likely send home a higher percentage of its workers than it had planned to in September, because it is no longer in the middle of wild fire season.

Some Agencies' Shutdown Furlough Plans Have Changed Dramatically in Past 2 Years

Many feds sent home in 2013 would face a different fate this year if agencies are forced to close.

Lawmakers Look to a Short-Term CR to Avoid a Shutdown While They Finish Omnibus Spending Bill

The omnibus spending bill and the tax-extender package are moving slowly, and Congress may need to stay in town at least through the weekend to finish its work.

North Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Meadows has been on a listening tour at federal agencies this past year.

Republican Offers Feds ‘Heartfelt’ Thanks And An Apology For Breakfast

During a Washington event celebrating top agencies, Rep. Mark Meadows says he recognizes the importance of compensation in rewarding a job well done.

NASA Is the Best Place to Work in Government, Homeland Security is the Worst--Again

The level of job satisfaction among federal employees at agencies with similar missions in areas such as law enforcement and public health varies widely, according to new analysis.

Dragoon troopers from the Army's Field Support Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment conduct a logistics convoy and deliver supplies in Germany.

Replacing Military Personnel With Civilians in Support Jobs Could Save Government Billions

Analysis shows it costs the federal government more overall to have active-duty members rather than civilians in certain noncombat positions.

Solving the Open Season Puzzle

Put the pieces together correctly and you could save some money in 2016.

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky., left, and Rep. Nita Lowey, R-NY, right, testify before the House Rules Committee in 2013.

As Shutdown Clock Ticks, Parties Trade Barbs Over Omnibus

Neither House Democrats nor Republicans believe the other side is making good-faith efforts to reach a deal.