Democratic Senators Renew Push for Contractors to Receive Shutdown Back Pay

The House previously approved a similar measure, but the White House opposed it.

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.

Shutdown’s Damage to IRS Morale and Customer Service Will Linger, Study Finds

The appropriations lapse occurred during filing season, the agency’s busiest time of year, and will affect next year’s filing season as well. 

Warren Promises to Pay Federal Employees During Shutdowns If She Becomes President

Democratic candidate's plan also calls for reversing President Trump’s executive orders "attacking" the federal workforce.

Study: Shutdown Did Lasting Damage to Federal Recruitment, Retention and Morale

While recovering from the most recent lapse in appropriations, some are fearful there will be another.

Senate Sends Trump Seven-Week Spending Bill to Avoid Shutdown

The president is expected to sign the stopgap measure and avoid an appropriations lapse, but a funding fight still looms.

Lawmakers Move to Protect Federal Employees' Credit Ratings During Shutdowns

Measures would block shutdown-related credit downgrades and encourage financial institutions to be lenient with federal employees during appropriations lapses.

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Agencies Paid Federal Employees $3.7 Billion Not to Work During Recent Shutdowns

One department lost 90 employees during the most recent lapse, while another slashed hiring by nearly 40%.

Leaders Warn of 'Disturbing Signals' As Senate Starts on Spending Bills to Avoid Shutdown

Just days after beginning work, appropriators delay scheduled votes on measures to fund agencies past September .

Shutdown Had Deep Financial and Mental Health Impact on IRS Workers, Study Finds

Researchers are examining the impact of the 35-day shutdown on a Utah community with a high concentration of federal employees.

Senator Says He Has Trump and McConnell's Support for Bill to End Shutdowns Permanently

Momentum grows for bipartisan bill to prevent lawmakers from leaving D.C. until they pass spending bills.