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Mark Van Scyoc / Shutterstock.com 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.

Editorial credit: Albert H. Teich / Shutterstock.com Washington, DC - February 27, 2017: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer speak to a joint press conference at the National Press Club

House plans to pass funding bill that includes pay raise for feds

Democrats will vote on an appropriations package to reopen all the federal agencies shuttered during the partial shutdown, but the lack of wall funding will likely means the measure won't get a vote in the Senate.

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Trump nixes planned pay raise for feds

With shutdown talks at an impasse, the White House finalized plans to freeze federal pay at 2018 levels.

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Shutdown looks certain to last into 2019

House members have been told to expect no further votes this week, which puts the first paycheck of 2019 at risk for thousands of federal employees.

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Shutdown hits as Hill leaders and White House negotiate

A partial government shutdown took effect at midnight. House and Senate lawmakers plan to resume business at noon on Saturday, 12 hours into the appropriations lapse.

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Election security bills face hurdles in 2019

House Democrats will likely push new election security legislation in 2019, but obstacles remain in the Senate and the White House.

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Shutdown showdown shifts back to the Senate

Lawmakers are hurtling toward a partial government shutdown on Friday, as Trump and House conservatives dig in on wall funding.

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GSA plans big moves in e-commerce

In the coming year, GSA will tackle the multiple complexities of launching an e-commerce acquisition platform from scratch.

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Senate passes bill to establish governmentwide supply chain council

New legislation would establish an interagency council with broad authority to develop rules of the road for federal supply chain security.

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House and Senate agree on CR through Feb. 8

It's still not clear if President Trump will agree to punt a confrontation on funding for the border wall until February, when Democrats control the House of Representatives.

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Trump asks agencies to look for wall funding

White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders said at her afternoon briefing that the president had tasked agency heads with finding money that can be reprogrammed for the wall as part of a possible plan to pass appropriations bills and avoid a partial government shutdown.

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