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What Will Your Agency Get in 2016?

December 17, 2015

The funding package passed both the House and the Senate and President Obama is expected to sign it into law. How much will your agency get in 2016 compared to 2015? 

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Categories: Budget

Are Shutdown Furloughs Around the Corner?

December 11, 2015

To avoid a government shutdown, the House and Senate last week passed a short-term bill to fund the government until Dec. 16 as lawmakers continue to work to come to an agreement on a long-term $1.1 trillion funding package.

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Categories: Congress, Budget

Shutdown Delayed: 10 More Weeks

September 30, 2015

Congress this week passed a short-term funding bill, known as a continuing resolution, to fund the government at 2015 levels until Dec. 11. The funding fight will resume right before Christmas again just like the past few years.

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Categories: Congress, Budget

This Is What Happened When Congress Shut down CDC in 2013

September 25, 2015

Thanks to the CDC about 90% of these lethal chemical agents – mainly mustard and nerve agents – have been safely destroyed without harming workers in the plants and the communities outside the facilities. But when Congress shut down the government in October 2013, questions were raised regarding safety and security of everyone involved. Marilyn Radke, a CDC medical officer and an AFGE member, was one of the scientists and researchers who were told to leave the fatal stockpiles behind for the duration of the shutdown that lasted 16 days.

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Categories: Congress, Pay, Budget

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