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Senate Passes Debt Deal, Agency Spending Freeze Bill Headed to Biden's Desk

Bipartisan leaders pledge to pass fiscal 2024 funding bills to avoid a sequestration next year.

Debt Limit Deal Would Save Feds' Paychecks, But Freeze Agency Spending

The agreement also reduces shutdown threats, plus other takeaways for federal employees.

Biden Picks Changemaking Air Force Chief as Next Top Military Officer

Gen. CQ Brown instituted the “agile combat employment” concept and the “Accelerate Change or Lose” doctrine.

Debt Ceiling Furloughs Are Unconstitutional, Union Will Argue Before Court Next Week

The lawsuit seeks to force the Biden administration to take unilateral action to avoid a default.

White House Releases New AI National Frameworks, Educator Recommendations

The Biden administration unveiled a docket full of more artificial intelligence regulatory efforts to promote responsible development, adoption and usage of increasingly smart systems.

A Federal Agency Budget Freeze Seems Likely at a Minimum, as Debt Deal Remains Elusive

The contours of a deal are taking shape even as negotiators say they remain divided with less than 10 days until potential furloughs or missed paychecks for feds.

Biden and McCarthy Strike Positive Tone After Debt Limit Talks, But No Deal Yet

"We don’t have an agreement yet, but I did feel the discussion was productive in areas that we have differences of opinion,” McCarthy said Monday.

A Default on the U.S. Debt Would Be Far Worse Than a Government Shutdown. Here’s How

National security, transportation, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid would be impacted.

Talks on a Spending and Debt Deal Come to a Halt

As negotiators look to avoid delaying paychecks for feds, Republicans say they hit pause on negotiations.

There is No Firm Plan Yet for Feds' Pay in a Debt Ceiling Breach

GovExec Senior Correspondent Eric Katz joins the podcast to discuss the ongoing negotiations as a default looms.

Biden Vows Debt Ceiling Talks Will Continue while He’s Overseas at G7 Summit

Treasury Secretary Yellen repeatedly warned Congress accounting maneuvers will be exhausted within weeks, U.S. could default on its bills as early as June 1.

Biden Picks Cancer Center Director to Lead the NIH

Dr. Monica Bertagnolli was the first woman to lead the National Cancer Institute. 

Senators From Across the Aisle Agree: Biden Needs to Nominate 6 Watchdogs, Quickly 

Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., underscored the need for permanent leadership to fully “promote economical, efficient, and effective administration and operation of the government.”

Debt Ceiling Meeting Yields Little Progress, Though Biden and GOP Agree to Spending Talks

The House speaker has given the White House a two-week deadline to come up with a spending plan that would satiate his caucus and allow for a debt limit increase.

Customer Service, Life Experiences and Technology

Nextgov's Aaron Boyd joins the podcast to discuss his series on CX in government.