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Ross Gianfortune

Engagement Editor Prior to joining Government Executive’s staff, Ross Gianfortune worked at The Washington Post, The Gazette Newspapers, WXRT Radio and The Columbia Missourian. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from University of Missouri and a master's in communications from the American University.
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Play of the Day: The Clemson Tigers Ate 'Hamberders' at the White House

January 16, 2019 The government shutdown is in its fourth week, with TSA agents across the nation's airports being unpaid. Jimmy Kimmel joked about the news, warning his audience to "protect your cavities" when they get back paid and working when the shutdown ends. Presidend Donald Trump hosted the college football national champion...

Shutdown Roundup: NASA Employees to Rally in Houston, Robocalls Increase and Super Bowl Ads Impacted

January 15, 2019 The partial government shutdown has almost lasted a month and negotiations are largely quiet. A judge will hear a lawsuit Tuesday on the legality of forcing federal employees to work without pay during the gap in funding. At GovExec, we can't report on all aspects of the shutdown. Here is...

Play of the Day: The White House Is 'Freaking Out' About the Shutdown

January 15, 2019 According to a New York Times report over the weekend, President Donald Trump was under investigation in 2017 to determine if he was working on behalf of Russia. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the news, saying that Vladimir Putin denied the report, saying Trump was "more like an...

Shutdown Roundup: WH Adviser Compares Shutdown to 'Vacation,' Canadian ATCs Send U.S. Counterparts Food and More

January 14, 2019 The partial government shutdown is heading into its fourth week and has, as of Saturday, officially become the longest appropriations lapse in modern history. The legality of forcing feds to work without pay is being challenged in lawsuits, but meanwhile hundreds of thousands of feds continue to work. At GovExec,...

Play of the Day: The Shutdown Hits the Food System

January 14, 2019 The Oscars ceremony is just over a month away and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences still does not have a host but is moving forward anyway. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the news, saying that United States is moving forward without a government and has...

Shutdown Roundup: 'Real Damage' to Aviation, EPA Slows Pollution Inspections and FEMA Stops Contracts

January 11, 2019 Friday marks the 21st day of the shutdown, tying it with the 1995-1996 government closure for the longest funding gap in modern history. On Thursday, public service union members rallied near the White House for an end to the impasse and the Senate passed a back pay bill. At GovExec,...

Play of the Day: The President is a 'Professional at Technology'

January 11, 2019 President Donald Trump traveled to the border on Thursday to take stock of the "crisis." In justifying his wall concept to stop immigration, Trump spuriously claimed that walls are older than wheels and both work as well now as they did in ancient times. Late Show's Stephen Colbert joked about...

Shutdown Roundup: Fewer Food Inspections, Tips For Furloughed Feds to Make Ends Meet and the Future of SNAP Benefits

January 10, 2019 The partial shutdown continues and more than 800,000 public servants are affected throughout the government. This week, the employee-assistance arm of the Coast Guard published a tip sheet entitled "Managing Your Finances During a Furlough," with suggestions on how to make ends meet or make money stretch further. The Washington...

Play of the Day: A 'Medieval' Solution For the Border

January 10, 2019 After President Donald Trump gave his first primetime address on Tuesday night, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., gave a rebuttal and social media roasted them online for their staging. Late-night hosts followed suit on Wednesday night, with The Daily Show's Trevor Noah saying...

Shutdown Roundup: How Beer is Affected, Which States Feel the Most Heat and HUD's Letter to Landlords

January 9, 2019 President Trump and congressional Democratic leaders spoke during prime time on Tuesday night about the shutdown. Trump reiterated his claims about border security, while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer tried to make the case for reopening the government and making the border wall funding a...