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Katherine McIntire Peters

Deputy Editor Katherine is deputy editor of Government Executive Media Group, a division of Atlantic Media, where she oversees editorial coverage for GovExec.com. She previously was executive editor of Nextgov.
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After Last-Minute Drama, Congress Passes a Government Funding Bill

February 9, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow It was an unexpected nail-biter: After a short “technical” shutdown, Congress early Friday passed a measure that would raise spending levels by $300 billion over the next two years. The vote came hours after appropriations expired at midnight, shuttering agencies for the second time in three weeks after Sen. Rand...

After Last-Minute Drama, Congress Passes a Government Funding Bill

February 9, 2018 It was an unexpected nail-biter: After a short “technical” shutdown, Congress early Friday passed a measure that would raise spending levels by $300 billion over the next two years. The vote came hours after appropriations expired at midnight, shuttering agencies for the second time in three weeks after Sen. Rand...

Shutdown Will Continue Monday, Triggering Furloughs for Hundreds of Thousands of Feds

January 21, 2018 Lawmakers on Sunday failed to reach a budget compromise that would allow federal agencies to return to normal operations on Monday following a funding lapse that took effect at midnight Friday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., took to the floor Sunday night to announce that the chamber would vote...

Thousands of Federal Workers in Limbo as Shutdown Drags On

January 21, 2018 Lawmakers on Sunday appeared far from reaching a budget compromise that would allow federal agencies to return to normal operations on Monday following a funding lapse that took effect at midnight Friday. As Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., put it: “This shutdown is gonna get a lot worse tomorrow.”...

CDC To Brief the Public on Responding to a Nuclear Attack

January 5, 2018 As the war of words between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un escalated this week, stoking worries about nuclear conflict, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a briefing later this month on the public health response to a nuclear detonation. “While a nuclear detonation is...

CDC To Brief the Public on Responding to a Nuclear Attack

January 5, 2018 As the war of words between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un escalated this week, stoking worries about nuclear conflict, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a briefing later this month on the public health response to a nuclear detonation. “While a nuclear detonation is...

Report: Trump To Freeze Federal Civilian Pay in 2019

December 13, 2017 President Trump will seek a governmentwide pay freeze for all civilian federal employees in 2019, according to a report released late Wednesday by the minority staff on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The pay freeze plan was noted in budget guidance from the Office of Management and...

The Strange Case of Paul Manafort’s Multiple U.S. Passports

November 2, 2017 Among the revelations this week about President Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort, indicted Monday on 12 counts, including conspiracy against the United States, was the fact that he held multiple passports and had apparently applied for many more over the last decade. A memorandum filed by Special Counsel Robert...

Trump’s Plan to Ban Transgender Military Personnel Hits a Roadblock

October 30, 2017 A federal court on Monday gave opponents of President Trump’s effort to ban transgender personnel from serving in the military a partial victory, creating another setback for Trump’s efforts to roll back many of his predecessor’s policies. In a 76-page opinion, Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, on the U.S. District Court for...

Carson’s Ultimate Goal for HUD: 'Heal the Nation'

September 20, 2017 Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Wednesday unveiled his vision for the agency in a town hall meeting with HUD employees, launching what officials are calling a multi-year reform plan. While short on details, the plan is long on ambition: reimagine the way HUD works; restore the American...