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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: Howard Schultz May Enter the 2020 Fray

January 29, 2019 The government shutdown ended on Friday with a three-week deal, but White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said that President Donald Trump may still again shut down the government on Feb. 15. Mulvaney said Trump is "willing to do whatever it takes" to get border wall money, prompting LAte...

Play of the Day: Yet Another Tell-All Book About the White House

January 28, 2019 President Donald Trump announced the end of the longest shutdown in American history on Friday. A three-week continuing resolution will provide for more budget negotiations, prompting Saturday Night Live's Colin Jost to say "we're basically treating our government like it's a trial subscription for Hulu." Team of Vipers, new tell-all...

Shutdown Roundup: NTSB Isn't Investigating Accidents, Warren Warns of Decreased Financial Investigations and More

January 25, 2019 As American taxpayers pay $1,001 each second for feds not to work, there is no end to the partial shutdown in sight. The Senate rejected two bills on Thursday that would have reopened the government and our Erich Wagner reported that the government is paying furloughed federal employees $86,511,584.90 each...

Administration Officials Downplay Feds' Financial Struggles During Shutdown

January 25, 2019 More than 800,000 federal employees have worked or been furloughed through two pay cycles since the partial shutdown began on Dec. 22. While backpay is guaranteed to them when their agencies eventually reopen, those struggling with bills in the interim have had to make serious adjustments. The White House, administration...

Play of the Day: Wilbur Ross Has Some Questions and Suggestions for Furloughed Feds

January 25, 2019 President Donald Trump will not be delivering the State of the Union Address on Tuesday after House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi said she would not allow a joint session of Congress during the shutdown. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon joked about the news, saying Trump was so sad that he...

Shutdown Roundup: Aviation Unions Warn of System Break, Feds' Government Credit Card Problems and More

January 24, 2019 The partial government shutdown affecting more than 800,000 federal employees is in its second month. More furloughs are expected as emergency funding is running out at agencies, but the administration has reversed course and will now allow feds to take leave without penalty. At GovExec, we can't report on all...

Play of the Day: The President's New Rhyming Slogans

January 24, 2019 President Donald Trump's State of the Union address will not be held on Tuesday night, as Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi said in a letter that she would not hold a joint session of Congress for it until the government shutdown is over. In her letter, Pelosi suggested...

Shutdown Roundup: Your Tax Refund May Be Delayed Due to Absences, the Coast Guard Chief's Video and More

January 23, 2019 The Senate is set to take up two bills later this week that could end the shutdown now in its second month, but it is unlikely that a deal will be reached. Agencies are bringing back more furloughed employees to work without pay, though a plan to pay excepted feds...

Play of the Day: Is The White House Altering Social Media Photos of the President?

January 23, 2019 President Donald Trump and his wife Melania celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary on Tuesday. Jimmy Kimmel joked about the news on Tuesday night, saying "if Melania can take 14 years of him, we can stick it out for two." According to a Gizmodo report, Trump's staff is altering photos taken...

Shutdown Roundup: TSA Absentee Rate Hits 10 Percent, Feds' Side Hustles and More

January 22, 2019 The federal government's partial shutdown passed through the 30-day mark over the weekend, which means that Dec. 21 furlough notices have expired for most feds. The Office of Personnel Management said that "agencies should treat [the ongoing lapse in appropriations] as a second shutdown furlough and issue another adverse action...