Shutdown

Your Guide to Pay and Benefits During a Shutdown

Although lawmakers are loath to let appropriations lapse ahead of an election, complications remain over permitting reform and other measures expected to be included in legislation to keep the government open.

Lawmakers Are Setting a Tight Schedule to Avoid a Government Shutdown

Senate Democrats plan to unveil a bill Wednesday, but will hold off on a vote in an effort to rally support for it.

Senators Can't Agree on Agency Funding Levels, Even As Democrats Hold Back on Some Increases

Republicans deride Democratic priorities in fiscal 2023 bills with just two months until a shutdown.

The House Is Ready to Start Voting on Fiscal 2023 Spending Bills, But the Senate Is Much Further Behind

The Senate, the ultimate clearinghouse for funding measures, is just starting the process of writing bills and has not yet agreed upon top-line spending levels.

Feds Can’t Sue Over TSP Gains Lost During Shutdowns, An Appeals Court Finds

A group of FBI employees had argued they were entitled to damages, because delayed TSP contributions meant they missed out on gains from a rising stock market.

The House Approves a 6.7% Full-Year Domestic Spending Increase, and Another CR

The Senate must act on the stopgap measure by Friday to avoid a shutdown, before taking up the omnibus spending package.

Lawmakers Face a Tight Deadline to Pass Funding Bills

Although appropriators still had not released the text of a $1.5 trillion omnibus spending package Tuesday afternoon, they insisted they would not resort to passing another stopgap measure to keep the government open.

Republicans Are Slowing Down the Passage of a Stopgap Spending Bill Again, as a Shutdown Draws Closer

For now, leaders are optimistic concerns over vaccine mandates and crack pipes will not derail the continuing resolution's passage.

Agencies Would Be Funded Through March 11 Under a Stopgap Bill the House Passed

Senate leader says he is "more confident than ever" Congress will soon send full-year appropriations to Biden's desk.

Congress Is Heading Toward Yet Another Stopgap Spending Bill This Week to Avoid a Shutdown

A measure to fund agencies through March 11 will allow appropriators to get over the finish line on full-year spending, top House Democrat says.

Congress Passes 10-Week Stopgap Spending Bill, Narrowly Avoiding Shutdown 

Lawmakers sidestepped last-minute hurdles in effort to buy time for passing full-year funding.