Because lawmakers couldn’t agree on a series of spending bills before Oct. 1, agencies keep running on last year’s budget.
Democrats and Republicans have hit a snag in their deal, disagreeing over a provision that aims to limit the Federal Reserve's lending powers.
There are two big things Congress needs to get done this fall.
How the longest shutdown in U.S. history changed the way one federal contractor thinks about work.
Lila Johnson is still paying back the money she borrowed last shutdown.
Federal workers started bailing out of government jobs last December, as the shutdown got underway; 22,000 quit in March.
Many indirect costs are not counted in official estimates.
The partial government shutdown ended two weeks ago, but thousands of workers still haven’t received their back pay. Restarting an organization as immense as the federal government after an extended shutdown takes time and can be fraught with unexpected delays. Federal payroll processing has been delayed by email backlogs, software glitches and an overwhelming number […]
Missing two paychecks led many of them to take on debt to pay bills. Odds are they'll be paying it off for a while.