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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.
Results 771-780 of 2014

When Government Reopens, Agency Start Times Will Vary

October 16, 2013 With a budget deal in sight for Wednesday night, furloughed federal employees are instructed to check public broadcasts and the Internet for the big picture on when they might report to work. Their own agencies may vary in determining exact hours. In guidance updated as of Oct. 11, the Office ...

Former Budget Directors Scold Authors of Shutdown

October 16, 2013 Two White House budget office veterans who experienced the 1990s government shutdown lambasted current Washington leaders on Wednesday for imposing the appropriations lapse and near-breach of the debt-ceiling on “the innocent people” who elected them. Leon Panetta, the Clinton administration budget director and more recently the Defense secretary, joined with ...

Republicans Grill Park Service Chief on Closures, As Debt Deadline Looms

October 16, 2013 Brought to Capitol Hill under subpoena, National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis on Wednesday defended his agency’s near-total closures of 401 park sites during the government shutdown. His testimony at a contentious House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing came as Congress was scrambling to reach a final deal on ...

Amid Confusion, House Democrats Stick to Discharge Petition

October 15, 2013 With just 48 hours remaining before the Treasury Department’s designated deadline for raising the debt ceiling, House lawmakers on Tuesday continued to display a yawning gap between the two parties, with Republicans preparing a counter-offer to the emerging bipartisan-brokered Senate budget deal, and House Democrats persisting in their procedural tactic ...

Accidents Go Uninvestigated Due to the Shutdown

October 11, 2013 Aviation, rail and subway accidents are going uninvestigated because of the government shutdown, the acting head of the National Transportation Safety Board told a Senate panel on Friday. “In the 10 days that have passed since the lapse of appropriations, there are a number of accidents that have occurred in ...

Has the Shutdown Negated Obama's Anti-Waste Effort?

October 11, 2013 Estimated costs of the government shutdown vary widely. The Congressional Research Service says the 26-day pair of shutdowns in 1995-96 cost the government about $2.1 billion, in today’s dollars. Former Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin recently predicted a $3 billion price tag if the duration of the 2013 version ...

Delayed Jobless Report Risks Prolonging Economic Uncertainty

October 11, 2013 The heavily furloughed Labor Department’s inability to put out its monthly report on joblessness is manageable only in the short run and risks long-run damage to key economic measures, according to economists interviewed by Government Executive. The monthly unemployment numbers, based on surveys of households and employers and watched avidly ...

Shutdown Shrinks Federal Register. Does it Matter?

October 10, 2013 One of the more measurable impacts of the government shutdown is the starkly reduced number of pages in the journal of the U.S. government known as the Federal Register. A website tally since the appropriations lapse on Oct. 1 shows that the number of Federal Register pages, rules, notices and ...

House Overseers Seek to Weld IRS Scandal to Obamacare Rollout

October 9, 2013 A long-silent Internal Revenue Service official delivered debut testimony Wednesday on her role in this spring’s scandal over the alleged targeting of tea-party conservatives, the result being a House panel fracturing over a smorgasbord of issues from the shutdown to the Obamacare rollout to religious liberty to unexplained executive visits ...

Shutdown Could Crimp Pentagon Training and Confuse Contractors

October 9, 2013 Despite the Defense Department’s recall of half of its furloughed civilians, the government shutdown could create uncertainty in the military’s training programs and delay contractor payments in ways that affect the national security supply chain, according to a report released Monday by the Congressional Research Service. Made public by the ...