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Charles S. Clark

Senior Correspondent Charlie Clark joined Government Executive in the fall of 2009. He has been on staff at The Washington Post, Congressional Quarterly, National Journal, Time-Life Books, Tax Analysts, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, and the National Center on Education and the Economy. He has written or edited online news, daily news stories, long features, wire copy, magazines, books and organizational media strategies.
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House Democrats’ Discharge Petition Faces Uphill Climb

October 7, 2013 An unorthodox move by three top House Democrats to use the tool called a discharge petition to force a House vote on the Senate-passed spending bill and end the shutdown is being greeted skeptically by parliamentary experts and Republican congressional staff interviewed by Government Executive. Announced on Friday as a ...

Federal Buildings Still Open for After-Hours Events During Shutdown

October 4, 2013 Thursday night’s Service to America Medals celebration in Washington was planned, of course, long before the government shutdown. But the banquet planners at the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service knew they could proceed confidently with the gathering at the Federal Triangle’s elegant Mellon Auditorium despite the irony of thousands of ...

Defense Industry Warns of Furloughs If Shutdown Continues

October 4, 2013 As the government shutdown drags on, contractors both large and small are raising alarms about ripple effects on their workforces and cash flow that threaten to worsen if the budget stalemate continues. The Aerospace Industries Association on Thursday called on Congress to accelerate the process toward a solution or risk ...

Contractors Start to Feel the Shutdown Pain

October 4, 2013 This story has been updated. As the government shutdown drags on, contractors both large and small are raising alarms about ripple effects on their workforces and cash flow that threaten to worsen if the budget stalemate continues. The Aerospace Industries Association on Thursday called on Congress to accelerate the process ...

How HHS Rolled Out Obamacare Amid the Shutdown

October 3, 2013 The long-awaited debut of the Affordable Care Act was facing enough obstacles without a government shutdown tossed in the mix. But the insurance exchanges just launched by states and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services appear to be affected far more by a deluge of online traffic and software ...

Regulations May Not Really Cost $1.75 Trillion a Year, SBA Office Concedes

October 3, 2013 The little-known Office of Advocacy at the Small Business Administration has acceded to critics and distanced itself from a three-year-old estimate that federal regulations inflict as much as $1.75 trillion in annual damage to the U.S. economy. At issue was a 2010 report in a series by economists Nicole V. ...

Three Years Later, IRS Approves Tax-Exempt Status for Two Conservative Groups

October 3, 2013 In the week before the government shutdown, the Internal Revenue Service announced progress in processing the backlog of long-delayed applications for tax-exempt status, including the approval of requests from two conservative groups most vocal in this year’s scandal over the agency’s alleged targeting of right-leaning activists. The group called TheTeaParty.net ...

HHS to Media: Help Us on Obamacare Launch

October 3, 2013 As the government was in the process of shutting down at the same time the launch of Obamacare was underway, a top Health and Human Services Department official found herself imploring the news media for help. Marilyn Tavenner, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, ran a conference ...

Senators Praise Performance Chief Nominee’s Private-Sector Experience

October 2, 2013 At a confirmation hearing senators persevered to hold Wednesday despite the government shutdown, President Obama’s choice to be federal chief performance officer drew bipartisan praise for her private-sector experience as a management consultant. Beth Cobert, who has spent decades with McKinsey & Co., told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental ...

Day 1 of the Shutdown: A Glum Half-Day in the Federal Workspace

October 1, 2013 The employees trickling out of the Office of Personnel Management before Tuesday’s lunch hour wore glum expressions as they encountered colleagues at the front door handing out fliers. “Government shutdown! Are you furloughed?” shouted Charlretta McNeill, president of local 32 of the American Federation of Government Employees. With two assistants, ...