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More Lawmakers Target Congressional Pay as Retribution for Shutdowns

January 21, 2018 2:09 PM , Updated February 9, 2018 5:50 PM

More lawmakers want to see pay withheld from Members of Congress for shutdowns. One has even pledged to have her salary withheld until the shutdown is resolved.

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Why Do We Care That Congress Does Not Pass Appropriations Bills On Time?

January 11, 2018 10:44 AM , Updated February 9, 2018 5:50 PM
Why Do We Care That Congress Does Not Pass Appropriations Bills On Time?

Government now frequently operates without a formal budget. The author outlines some of the problems this can create.

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Congress Avoids Another Shutdown, For Now

December 21, 2017 7:43 PM , Updated February 9, 2018 5:50 PM
Congress Avoids Another Shutdown, For Now

Congress has passed yet another temporary stopgap measure to avoid a partial government shutdown at the end of the week.

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Congress Avoids Shutdown, for Now

December 8, 2017 7:15 AM , Updated February 9, 2018 5:50 PM

With passage of a temporary spending bill, Congress has averted a shutdown, at least for another couple of weeks.

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Can Congress Legislate Morale Improvements?

Can Congress Legislate Morale Improvements?

Legislation intended to improve morale at DHS is advancing in Congress. How likely is it that the bill can truly have a positive impact on employee welfare?

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Congress Passes Resolution to Avoid a Shutdown

April 27, 2017 8:18 AM

A short term funding resolution has been passed by Congress to keep the government funded through May 5.

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Congress and the Bailout: Why Americans Distrust Government

October 3, 2008 8:57 AM

The bailout bill “ended up attached to a measure that extends benefits to people suffering from depression and is named after a lawmaker who died in a crash.” Most people do not know what is in the bill. Congress may prefer it that way.

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