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Democrats to offer four bills to reopen much of government

On day 18 of the partial government shutdown, Majority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) unveiled the House Democrats' plan to reopen government, calling the need to end the shutdown a top priority.

Sen. Chris Van Hollen with feds and union reps

Senate Dems could block bills as feds are impacted by shutdown

Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and a group of federal employees detailed the impact of the shutdown, calling for the Senate to pass funding bills and protections for federal employees.

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SEWP still selling through the shutdown

NASA is operating without a congressional appropriation but its key governmentwide acquisition vehicle is navigating the shutdown so far.

Shutdown hits CISA's transition

The Department of Homeland Security's nascent cybersecurity agency is short-staffed during a key growth year.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Pat Shanahan speaks during the Defense Intelligence Agency change of directorship ceremony at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington. D.C., Oct. 3, 2017  DOD photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley

What to expect from Shanahan's DOD

The leadership personnel shuffle at the Pentagon has outside observers focused on budget, acquisition and business reforms.

Trump talks to reporters before boarding Marine One on the south lawn of the White House Jan. 6, 2019

Trump now expects 'serious talks' on shutdown

The president told reporters on Jan. 6 that he "can relate" to federal workers who are working without pay or furloughed and may miss at least one paycheck as a result of an ongoing partial shutdown of the federal government.

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Did House Democrats defuse the debt ceiling?

A new rule lets legislators suspend the government's borrowing limit -- currently set to kick in March 1 -- without a separate vote.

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Kilmer named to chair House modernization panel

A new House select committee will be charged with examining how to modernize outdated technology and procedures.

Trump Rose Garden press conference Jan. 4 2019 flanked by Nielsen, Pence, McCarthy (scalise in background)

Shutdown could last 'years,' Trump says

The safety net for federal workers on the job without pay or furloughs is "having a strong border" the president said in a Jan. 4 news conference.

men dragging servers uphill

Shutdown unlikely to slow EIS planning

The shutdown won't have a significant impact on transition planning for the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract, according to one contracting expert. Major IT acquisition vehicles also continue to operate -- at least for now.

Mark Van Scyoc / DECEMBER 26, 2018: Sign at the visitor’s entrance of the US National Archives states it is closed due to the government shutdown. - Image

Shutdown 'perfectly timed to prevent people from joining government'

The federal workforce takes the brunt of the shutdown impact, but there's another group who may be dissuaded from joining government altogether: young prospective employees and students.

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Back to the future: Shutdowns and the next generation of feds

In 2013 during another shutdown, FCW took a look at how the prospect of furloughs and unpaid work were affecting the morale of students planning careers in the federal government.

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