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Push in Congress to Permanently End Government Shutdowns

By on January 31, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Push in Congress to Permanently End Government Shutdowns

Another bill has been introduced with the intent of bringing a permanent end to government shutdowns.

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The Shut-Storm’s Silver Lining

By on January 29, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The Shut-Storm’s Silver Lining

The author says that the recent partial government shutdown may have a positive unintended consequence for federal employees.

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The Shutdown and the Economy

By on January 28, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The Shutdown and the Economy

The partial government shutdown took a toll on workers, but what effect did have on the national economy?

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The Shameful Shutdown

By on January 24, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The Shameful Shutdown

The author provides several examples of why he says the longest government shutdown in history is shameful.

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Legislation Would Provide Pay to Federal Employees Working in Shutdowns

By on January 23, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Provide Pay to Federal Employees Working in Shutdowns

Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT) has announced a bill to pay excepted federal employees as part of a plan he is proposing to reopen the government.

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The Democratic Party Has Forgotten Its Roots

By on January 20, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The Democratic Party Has Forgotten Its Roots

The author says the shutdown highlights the fact that the Democratic party has forgotten its roots, and federal employees are paying the price.

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Waiting for a Shutdown to End in Disaster

on January 18, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
As the shutdown drama continues, some in Washington have begun to wonder aloud that it might take a dramatic failure of government to raise the level of anger among the general of public to a level needed to bring about an end to the shutdown.

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Legislation Introduced to Prevent Government Shutdowns

By on January 17, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments

A recently introduced bill is designed to prevent government shutdowns by giving Congress consequences for not passing timely spending bills.

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Shutdown and ‘A Taste of Armageddon’

By on January 17, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Shutdown and ‘A Taste of Armageddon’

The author says that without more dire consequences from shutdowns, it is unlikely that any lessons will be learned from them.

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White House Redefines Who Is Essential to Get Parts of Government Moving Again

on January 17, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
As the government shutdown stretches into its fourth week, the Trump administration is reinterpreting longstanding rules to open the federal government piece by piece, forcing thousands of workers to report to work without pay.

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