President Trump during remarks this week at a rally in Phoenix, Ariz., threatened to shut down the federal government over funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall, causing members of Congress from both sides to speak out against his comments.
The Congressional Budget Office has reaffirmed its earlier findings that discretionary spending for 2017 remains unchanged, therefore a sequestration will not be necessary.
The Office of Personnel Management is asking agencies to review the special higher rates of pay they use to ensure sufficient recruitment and retention of certain General Schedule employees in specific occupations, grades and locations.
The chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has sent a letter to the Office of Personnel Management acting director seeking more for information on the OPM rule that grants an Affordable Care Act exemption to Congress and its staff.
The president of Professional Services Council, which represents 400 services and information technology organizations that provide services to federal agencies, said contractors should now begin planning for a government shutdown.
The U.S. Postal Service urged for postal reform and regulatory relief in its fiscal year 2017 third quarter earnings report.
The Senate approved a bill that aims to crack down on waste, fraud and abuse by federal employees while they travel for work.
The Trump administration continues to run behind, compared with other recent administrations, in carrying out the appointment and confirmation of several thousand key political appointees at executive branch agencies.
New bipartisan legislation will help ensure that federal agencies are taking the necessary steps to protect, correct and prevent retaliation against whistleblowers.
The Senate has confirmed the replacement of former FBI Director James Comey, who was ousted by President Trump in May.