Four amendments have been introduced that are designed to protect the pay and benefits of federal employees and contractors.
The White House budget proposal contains suggestions federal employees will mostly not like. The author summarizes them and what they mean in the bigger picture.
The White House said it would likely veto four individual funding bills introduced in the House without broader agreement on border security.
The author says the budget process is broken and it is putting an undue strain on federal agencies by hamstringing their day-to-day operations.