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.


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.


Biden’s FY25 budget tops $7.3 trillion with increases for defense, agriculture

The president’s budget request emphasized ongoing climate-based initiatives but leaned into gains for the Agriculture, Defense, Education, Energy and other departments. 


Biden proposes 2% raise for feds in 2025 budget

Following multiple years of multi-decade record pay increases, the White House cited “fiscal constraints” facing agencies to justify smaller raises next year.

2 days before a shutdown, House sends $460B spending package to Senate

The measure, which would require small spending cuts at many agencies, heads to the Senate.

VA budget bill maintains EHR funding but imposes additional ‘reset’ oversight

The bipartisan FY24 budget package allocates over $1.3 billion for the agency’s new electronic health record system but makes 25% of that funding contingent on enhanced transparency around VA’s ongoing EHR “program reset.”

These are the 8 biggest agency and program reforms in the first FY24 spending bill

Lawmakers include budget cuts, hiring initiatives and new priorities in first of two appropriations packages.