Shutdown

New turmoil over a possible government shutdown

Congress must pass some sort of spending bill before Jan. 19, otherwise the departments and agencies funded by the Agriculture, Energy-Water, Military Construction-VA and Transportation-HUD spending measures would enter a shutdown.

Another stopgap spending bill in the works as Congress struggles to avert a shutdown

A few lawmakers have called for shutting down the government in order to get the changes they want on immigration and border policy enacted.

Congress pivots to full-year funding bills after bipartisan agreement on spending levels

Deal would avoid major cuts but appropriators have just 10 days to avoid a partial government shutdown.

OMB head 'not optimistic' about avoiding a government shutdown

Congress is back this week with a short clock to pass a 2024 budget or extend the existing stopgap measures funding the government.

As Congress looks to avert a shutdown, sequester cuts and furloughs loom

Lawmakers will resume negotiations in January with daunting prospects in front of them.

Congress averts shutdown after Senate approves two-tiered CR

President Biden is expected to sign the measure to keep agencies funded past Friday.

House speaker pitches funding plan with rolling shutdown threats

Different agencies would face different shutdown deadlines under House GOP proposal.

Senate rejects measure to end shutdowns for good, but makes progress on spending bills

Rather than end the threat of shutdowns, Congress is barreling toward a possible one three weeks away.

New House speaker has a plan to avoid a shutdown—and to overhaul the civil service

Mike Johnson is giving his Republican colleagues options to keep agencies open while the larger spending fight plays out.

House picks new speaker, but shutdown threat looms

Federal agency missions often take a back seat amid preparations for a funding lapse.

A stopgap budget might be better for some civilian agencies than an appropriation

Professional Services Council President and CEO David Berteau said Thursday that the uncertain nature of budget negotiations and a looming spending cut baked into the debt ceiling deal means some agencies might be better off being funded at fiscal 2023 levels.

With shutdown uncertainty still in the air, agency leaders need plans to support employees, expert says

The federal budget process is awash in volatility following the ouster of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, and one health expert says agency leaders should not just plan for a shutdown, but also how to best support their employees through one.

The next shutdown deadline is looming as Congress languishes after McCarthy’s ouster

An already tight timeline is condensed with half of Congress being effectively incapacitated.

Congress temporarily averts shutdown, but agencies still feel the pain

"Everything just stops," employees say of the devastating impacts of near shutdowns.