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A Shutdown to ‘Smoke out the Resistance’

on January 15, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Could there be an ulterior motive to the ongoing shutdown? A senior official with the Trump administration says in this editorial that although going without a paycheck has been difficult, the lapse in appropriations "is an opportunity to strip wasteful government agencies for good."

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Legislation Introduced to Permanently End Government Shutdowns

By on January 13, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Legislation Introduced to Permanently End Government Shutdowns

Legislation has been reintroduced that aims to put an end to government shutdowns for good.

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White House Issues Veto Threat on Individual Funding Bills to Reopen Some Agencies

By on January 9, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
White House Issues Veto Threat on Individual Funding Bills to Reopen Some Agencies

The White House said it would likely veto four individual funding bills introduced in the House without broader agreement on border security.

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What Are You Doing During the Shutdown?

By on January 9, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
What Are You Doing During the Shutdown?

Are you a furloughed federal employee? If so, what are you doing during the shutdown? Tell us your story.

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Shutdown for a Year? Imagine That…

By on January 8, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Shutdown for a Year? Imagine That…

Should you be worried about the shutdown lasting for a year? The author provides examples of possible consequences if that were to happen.

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The Problem with the Current Government Shutdown

By on January 7, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The Problem with the Current Government Shutdown

The author says that the current partial government shutdown is largely not causing any real pain for the general public.

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The Holman Rule and Federal Employees

By on January 4, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The Holman Rule and Federal Employees

The “Holman Rule” was dropped in new House rules adopted for the 116th Congress which could make some federal employees sleep easier at night.

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Congress No Closer to Deal Despite House Votes to End Shutdown

on January 4, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Even though the new House passed a spending bill Thursday night to fund the government, it appears that Democrats and Republicans are no closer to reaching a deal to end the partial government shutdown.

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House Democrats Unveil Plan to Reopen the Government

on December 31, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
House Democrats are unveiling legislation to re-open the government without money for President Donald Trump’s border wall.

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What Federal Workers Can Do to Generate Some Cash Amid the Government Shutdown

on December 28, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Strapped for cash in the midst of the shutdown? These are some ideas on ways to come up with money.

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