Budget

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Could Become a Factor in Winning Government Contracts

The Biden administration is looking to use procurement and the budget process to tackle the climate crisis. 

U.S. to Avoid Default as House Passes Bill to Kick Crisis to December

Congressional leaders have yet to spell out how they will avoid potential delayed paychecks for feds in the long term.

Analysis: The U.S. Is Politically Bankrupt

For political reasons, powerful people don’t want the country to pay its bills. History shows all that could go wrong.

Senate Votes to Punt Debt Crisis to December After Lawmakers Strike Deal

Congressional leaders have yet to spell out how they will avoid potential delayed paychecks for feds in the long term.

A Debt Default Could Mean Furloughs or IOUs for Federal Employees

There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding what would happen to agency operations and employees' compensation if the Treasury is unable to pay all of its bills.

GovExec Daily: The Shutdown Was Averted… For Now

Eric Katz joins the podcast to discuss the continuing resolution and debt ceiling negotiations.

Biden Signs Shutdown-Averting Stopgap Spending Bill

Lawmakers have punted the shutdown threat for nine weeks, but a potential debt default looms.

GovExec Daily: What Feds Need to Know About a Potential Shutdown

Erich Wagner joins the podcast to discuss pay and benefits in case a funding lapse occurs.

Contracting Community Braces for Possible Government Shutdown

Government funding runs out on September 30 if Congress fails to act. 

Biden Administration Appears to Take a Furlough Approach Similar to Trump's as Shutdown Nears

The White House has yet to say if it will employ the same drastic tactics to keep some agencies fully operational during a funding lapse.

Shutdown in Sight as Senate Rejects Stopgap Spending Measure

Republicans block short-term funding bill that would have also paused the debt ceiling.

Watchdog Still Reviewing Trump Administration's Handling of Some Ukraine Funds 

GAO found that the Trump team broke the law by withholding $214 million in Defense funds for policy reasons, but is still looking at another $168 million in State Department funds.

GovExec Daily: The Shutdown Watch Begins

Eric Katz joins the podcast to discuss the continuing resolution negotiations.

House Passes Shutdown and Default-Averting Package That Now Faces Uphill Battle in Senate

The measure's passage appears unlikely to do much to avoid a shutdown at the end of the month.

Democrats Announce Plan to Avert a Shutdown and Suspend the Debt Ceiling in a Single Bill

The stage is set for a showdown, with Republicans opposed to raising or suspending the debt limit.

Why People Resist Disaster Preparedness Spending

Some people may oppose disaster preparedness spending because it "only seems worthwhile to those personally affected by extreme weather events."