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.
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.
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 (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.
The Department of Homeland Security's nascent cybersecurity agency is short-staffed during a key growth year.
The leadership personnel shuffle at the Pentagon has outside observers focused on budget, acquisition and business reforms.
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.
A new rule lets legislators suspend the government's borrowing limit -- currently set to kick in March 1 -- without a separate vote.
A new House select committee will be charged with examining how to modernize outdated technology and procedures.
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.
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.
The funding bill introduced by House Democrats to end the shutdown zeroes out a popular program among the federal IT community.