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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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Feds' Lost Spending Will Contribute to Shutdown's $3B in Permanent Economic Damage

January 28, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The U.S. economy will suffer a permanent $3 billion hit as a result of the partial government shutdown, according to an estimate by the Congressional Budget Office, in large part due to lost economic activity by impacted federal employees. More immediate effects will be much more severe, with the economy...

Feds' Lost Spending Will Contribute to Shutdown's $3B in Permanent Economic Damage

January 28, 2019 The U.S. economy will suffer a permanent $3 billion hit as a result of the partial government shutdown, according to an estimate by the Congressional Budget Office, in large part due to lost economic activity by impacted federal employees. More immediate effects will be much more severe, with the economy...

How the Trump Administration Is Handling Pay and Benefits for Shutdown-Impacted Feds

January 28, 2019 Most federal employees impacted by the partial government shutdown that ended on Friday will receive their back pay by Jan. 31, according to new guidance from the Trump administration. Agencies that are reopening should provide flexibility in asking their workers to come back to the office, with the Office of...

Trump Announces Deal to End Longest-Ever Shutdown — For Now

January 25, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal agencies are set to reopen after lawmakers and President Trump reached an agreement to end the partial government shutdown, at least temporarily. Both chambers of Congress are expected to quickly take up and pass a three-week stopgap spending measure, which would bring an end to the longest-ever government shutdown....

Trump Announces Deal to End Longest-Ever Shutdown — For Now

January 25, 2019 Federal agencies are set to reopen after lawmakers and President Trump reached an agreement to end the partial government shutdown, at least temporarily. Both chambers of Congress are expected to quickly take up and pass a three-week stopgap spending measure, which would bring an end to the longest-ever government shutdown....

Short-Term Deal Ends Longest-Ever Shutdown

January 25, 2019 Federal agencies are set to reopen after lawmakers and President Trump reached an agreement to end the partial government shutdown, at least temporarily. Congress quickly passed a three-week stopgap spending measure, which will bring an end to the longest-ever government shutdown, and Trump signed it into law on Friday night....

Employee Call Outs Force Ground Stop at Major U.S. Airport

January 25, 2019 One of the most popular airports in the United States issued a ground stop Friday morning due to an increase in Federal Aviation Administration employees not reporting to work, as the partial government shutdown crossed yet another new threshold in its 35th day. FAA announced the ground stop for LaGuardia...

Senate Rejects Two Bills to Reopen Government in First Votes to End Shutdown

January 24, 2019 The Senate on Thursday rejected two measures to reopen government, the first votes the chamber has held to end the partial government shutdown since it began 34 days ago. Both bills, one endorsed by President Trump and favored by Republicans and the other supported primarily by Democrats, received a majority...

Senate Rejects Two Bills to Reopen Government in First Votes to End Shutdown

January 24, 2019 The Senate on Thursday rejected two measures to reopen government, the first votes the chamber has held to end the partial government shutdown since it began 34 days ago. Both bills, one endorsed by President Trump and favored by Republicans and the other supported primarily by Democrats, received a majority...

It's Not Just TSA: Call Outs, Resignations Plague a Range of Shuttered Agencies

January 24, 2019 The Transportation Security Administration has drawn widespread coverage for the higher-than-usual call out rate of its workforce, which is set to miss its second paycheck due to the partial government shutdown in the coming days. TSA is just one of many agencies dealing with call outs and, in some cases,...