Budget

President Trump Signs Stopgap Bill Averting Shutdown for One Month

Lawmakers hope to pass full-year funding by Dec. 20, but caution the president could still throw a wrench into those plans.

House Passes Month-Long Spending Bill With Two Days Until Shutdown

Congress appears likely to avoid a Thanksgiving lapse in appropriations, but will face a new deadline near Christmas.

White House Tells Agencies They Can Ignore Legal Decisions on Spending Violations

Findings from government's top watchdog that agencies spent illegally are not binding, the Office of Management and Budget says.

Federal Agencies Can Succeed at Leadership Development Even Amid Tight Budgets

Data on the impact of training programs will help make the case for sustained funding.

Congress Expects to Pass Another Stopgap Spending Bill to Keep Agencies Open Through Dec. 20

Lawmakers hope to pass full-year appropriations before the new deadline and avoid another holiday season shutdown.

Defense Chief: Expect ‘Trimming, Reducing, Some Eliminations’ in 2021 Budget

Esper touts "good progress" in high-level review intended to cut fat and find funds for projects to counter China and Russia.

Trump Again Refuses to Rule Out a Shutdown

Lawmakers are moving toward another stopgap spending bill, but Trump hasn't pledged support for the plan.

Senate Panel Tackles Unauthorized Appropriations, or ‘Zombie Payments’

Unauthorized payments accounted for 23% of the discretionary budget in 2019, compared to 10% in the early 1990s.

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Congress Appears Headed for Another Stopgap Spending Bill to Avoid Shutdown

Despite giving themselves seven extra weeks, lawmakers say it would take a "miracle" to avoid a Thanksgiving shutdown through normal appropriations.

More Than 30 Lawmakers Urge Appropriators to Block Funding for USDA Science Agency Relocations

With most employees at the two research agencies declining to move to Kansas City, Democrats in both the House and Senate are urging appropriators to adopt House-passed language prohibiting spending on the move.

Trump Signs Order Requiring Agencies to Offset Some New Spending

Researchers have suggested the Bush-era policy could hurt program management.

President Trump Signs Stopgap Spending Measure, Keeping Agencies Open for 7 Weeks

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said that passing the continuing resolution was the easy part; setting line by line funding will be far more difficult.

Senate’s Election Security Funding Bill Leaves a Key Agency Strapped for Cash

The Election Assistance Commission has struggled with insufficient staff and resources.