Shutdown

Taxpayer Advocate Details Shutdown's Impact in Her Final Report

Retiring Nina Olson cites harm to customer service as well as staff training.

IRS Advisory Panel Pushes Anti-Fraud Tools, Praises Staff Handling of Shutdown

Specialists recommend boosting private-sector partnership to thwart identity theft.

White House Has 'Every Intention' of Avoiding Shutdown Despite Budget Impasse

Administration floats one-year stopgap spending measure to keep agencies funded at fiscal 2019 levels.

House Panel Advances Bills to Protect Feds’ Insurance During Shutdowns

Legislation would ensure that workers can adjust health benefits following significant life events and prevent their dental, vision and long-term care coverage from lapsing.

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House Budget Chair Suspects White House Will Flirt with Shutdown

John Yarmouth, D-Ky., says the administration wants to delay a deal to maximize leverage with Congress.

Contractors Advise Lawmakers on How to Reduce Pain During the Next Shutdown

House Democrats’ field hearing spotlights suffering from the most recent lapse in appropriations as message to colleagues.

Trump Administration Seeks to Dismiss Shutdown Lawsuit

Justice Department attorneys argued in a recent court filing that a complaint over the legality of forcing employees to work without pay is moot.

Watchdog Details Shutdown’s Damage to IRS Work During Tax Season

The 35-day lapse in appropriations exploded the correspondence backlog and left 3.8 million calls unanswered.

House Democrats Attack Interior’s 'Ill-Advised' Reorg Plan

Geological survey chief defends efficiencies that "make it easier to do business."

Report: Shutdown Delayed 737 Max Software Fix

The update was to be finished in January, but was delayed "five weeks" because of the 35-day lapse in appropriations.

Senator Questions Executive Travel During Shutdown

Democrat wants documents from multiple agencies, citing "culture of wasteful spending."