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Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) speaks at a rally of federal employees outside AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Chase Gunter/FCW)

Feds rally against shutdown as missed paychecks loom

With feds on furlough or working without pay face the prospect of a missed paycheck, President Trump signaled a long shutdown by cancelling his trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos on Jan. 22.

Federal union chief J. David Cox flanked by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (Photo credit: Chase Gunter/FCW)

Shutdown heads into day 20 with no end in sight

President Trump and congressional Democrats continued their impasse over funding the government, with Trump stalking out of a meeting with Democratic leaders at the White House and Dems saying their "path forward" requires reopening shuttered agencies.

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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.

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.

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Gfrerer confirmed to lead tech at VA

After about two years of temporary officials, with tech problems piling up, the Office of Information and Technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs finally lands a Senate-confirmed leader.

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House funding bill zeroes out IT modernization fund

The funding bill introduced by House Democrats to end the shutdown zeroes out a popular program among the federal IT community.

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