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Eric Katz

Senior Correspondent Eric Katz writes about federal agency operations and management. His deep coverage of Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security, the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Postal Service has earned him frequent guest spots on national radio and television news programs. Eric joined Government Executive in the summer of 2012 and previously worked for The Financial Times. He is a graduate of The George Washington University.
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Government Funding Expires, But White House Expects ‘Short-Technical Lapse’

February 9, 2018 Congress allowed appropriations to lapse Thursday evening, though agencies may be spared from closing their doors due to an imminent budget agreement. An official in the Office of Management and Budget said the administration had prepared for funding to expire, but called the current situation a “short-technical lapse.” The lapse...

Shutdown Looms as Congress Hits a Snag in Passing Budget Deal

February 8, 2018 The Senate on Thursday hit a speed bump in its effort to pass a measure that would avoid a shutdown this evening and raise spending levels by $300 billion over the next two years, putting agencies at risk of shuttering their doors for the second time in three weeks. The...

Allegations of Rampant Sexual Harassment and Rape Roil Federally Run College

February 8, 2018 In August 2016, ReGina Zuni found herself working in a windowless room on the campus of Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute. The ceiling was cracked and falling. Loose wires hung along the walls. The administrative support assistant at the federally funded, Interior Department-run community college in Albuquerque, New Mexico, had been...

Senate Leaders Announce Two-Year Budget Deal to Boost Spending by $300 Billion

February 7, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Congressional leadership on Wednesday reached a bipartisan spending agreement that would set top-line funding levels for all federal agencies for the next two years, increasing spending at defense and non-defense agencies by a total of $300 billion. The deal would stave off a shutdown by punting the deadline for six...

Senate Leaders Announce Two-Year Budget Deal to Boost Spending by $300 Billion

February 7, 2018 Congressional leadership on Wednesday reached a bipartisan spending agreement that would set top-line funding levels for all federal agencies for the next two years, increasing spending at defense and non-defense agencies by a total of $300 billion. The deal would stave off a shutdown by punting the deadline for six...

Congress Launches Investigation Into Federal Agencies' Sexual Misconduct Settlements

February 7, 2018 Key oversight lawmakers are looking for answers on federal agencies’ spending to settle sexual misconduct cases, asking the Justice Department for detailed information on each use of a special fund over the last six years. Justice uses the Judgment Fund, which is housed in the Treasury Department, to pay out...

House Passes Shutdown-Averting Measure, Senate Plans Still in Flux

February 6, 2018 The House on Tuesday approved a measure to fund most of the government on a continuing resolution for six weeks while providing full year appropriations to the Defense Department, despite warnings from congressional Democrats the bill will not make it out of the Senate without significant changes. The measure would...

Trump: ‘I’d Love to See a Shutdown’

February 6, 2018 As congressional negotiators moved closer to agreeing to a spending deal Tuesday to avoid the second lapse in appropriations in three weeks, President Trump appeared to advocate a completely different approach. Trump, speaking at an event to discuss gang members immigrating to the United States, said he would support forcing...

House to Vote on Shutdown-Avoiding Measure That Democrats Say Is Dead on Arrival in Senate

February 6, 2018 House Republicans are moving forward with a plan to fund most of the government on a stopgap measure for six weeks while providing full year appropriations to the Defense Department, despite warnings from congressional Democrats the bill will not make it out of the Senate. The measure would mark the...

Trump Cut 13K Federal Jobs in First Year, But 3 of His Recent Predecessors Outdid Him

February 5, 2018 The Trump administration cut nearly 13,000 federal jobs in its first year, reversing a trend of growing government in the closing years of the Obama administration but failing to live up to the workforce-shrinking precedents set by several recent presidents during their inaugural 12 months. The vast majority of the...