Budget

With only three weeks to go, lawmakers weigh ways to save federal internet subsidy

Congress is exploring several options to fund it. All face long odds of success despite widespread and bipartisan support for the Affordable Connectivity Program.

Democrats lay down marker for agency spending in FY25 funding bills

The party is looking to avoid the cuts that many agencies are enduring in the current fiscal year.

Pekoske touts impact of pay increases at TSA budget hearing

Workforce attrition has halved since the implementation of a new pay system that mirrors the General Schedule, while employee morale has reached its highest ever, according to the annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.

Federal weather system experiences outage amid severe weather nationwide

The agency is seeking money to shore up weather forecasting IT systems in fiscal year 2025.

The continuing irresolution to fund the federal government

COMMENTARY | Congress just keeps getting worse at passing spending bills. There are consequences.

House conservatives recycle federal worker pay and benefit cuts in budget document

The Republican Study Committee’s fiscal 2025 budget plan would drastically cut federal workers’ retirement and health care benefits and end across-the-board annual pay hikes.

O’Malley urges lawmakers to support hiring money for Social Security

President Biden’s fiscal 2025 budget proposal would boost the beleaguered agency’s funding by 9% over fiscal 2023 levels, which the new commissioner said is key to improving customer service.

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Senate misses deadline but averts shutdown after passing $1.2T funding package

Appropriations technically expired but shutdown procedures never commenced, with all agencies now funded through September.

Here are the 9 biggest agency and program reforms in the final FY24 spending package

Lawmakers have until the end of the day Friday to move the second "minibus" of the fiscal year to avoid a shutdown.

More than 600K federal employees are facing furloughs this week

Congress and the White House are still negotiating over a funding plan as they face a partial shutdown deadline on Friday.

Biden seeks more than $500M for customer experience in 2025 budget

New digital service teams and a focus on the "voice of the customer" are among the CX funding requests in the FY2025 budget request.

Biden proposes 'historic new program' to address child care shortages

In his budget, the president is asking Congress for more money for child care and the restoration of several pandemic-era programs, including the full child care tax expansion.

These agencies would make the biggest workforce gains in Biden's scaled back 2025 budget

Several agencies have particularly ambitious growth plans, while some are surprisingly seeking cuts.

Pentagon budget request aims to balance congressional limits, foreign needs, and innovation

“This should be the wake-up call that tells us we need to be buying different stuff,” one expert said.

Biden's $1.67 trillion budget boosts tech, AI

The Biden administration’s FY2025 budget request provides agencies with $3 billion “to responsibly develop, test, procure and integrate transformative AI applications across the federal government.”

The 9 most significant agency and program reforms in Biden's budget

See how the president is prioritizing his proposed budget increases at nearly every agency in government.