Lawmakers must pass a spending deal by Dec. 8 in order to avoid a government shutdown and a long term solution is bleak as President Trump is not wavering in a demand for funding of the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers has unveiled legislation that will address sexual harassment in Congress, which will in effect overhaul the system for filing and settling harassment claims from congressional employees.
Although President Trump has picked up the pace in nominations for key positions in his administration, on his 300-day mark, many top posts remained unfilled.
The TSP Modernization Act has passed the House and Senate and is now headed to the president for approval.
President Trump this week sent a letter to congressional leaders requesting for a budget amendment that would give more money to the Department of Defense, including funding for a border wall.
House Republicans have adopted the Senate version of the 2018 budget resolution that does not include billions of dollars in cuts to federal retirement benefits.
The Senate passed a $4 trillion budget plan that does not include a proposal to cut billions of dollars to federal retirement benefits, unlike the House plan.
House lawmakers have introduced legislation that would prohibit the Defense Department from involuntarily separating or denying reenlistment opportunities to transgender servicemembers.
On Oct. 5, the House of Representatives passed a budget resolution that effectively orders $32 billion in cuts to federal retirement benefits.
Some Democrats have put the threat of a government shutdown back on the table over issues with President Trump’s recent action with the Affordable Care Act funding.