GovContracts · GovTest · GovIT · GovLab · GovMedical

Deal reached to avert shutdown with only hours to spare

Congressional leaders reached a deal late Dec. 15 to avoid a government shutdown pending a final vote Friday. House and Senate negotiators reached agreement on a budget that would fund most agencies for the remainder of fiscal 2012, according to the Washington Post.

Thanks to a “minibus” budget passed in November, the departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Housing and Urban Development, Justice, State, Transportation, NASA and other smaller agencies already have funding until the end of fiscal 2012. The deal reached Dec. 15 covers the Defense Department and most of the rest of government, the Post reported.

As hours ticked by this week, the Obama administration began alerting employees to the possibility of a partial government shutdown. The bipartisan divide epitomized 2011, when Democrats and Republicans’ bickering resulted in the passing of a series of short-term spending measures instead of a single one that would fund the government for the entire fiscal year. A standoff on the payroll tax bill to extend a tax cut for wage earners held up debate on the funding bill. 

Some agencies had begun preparing employees for the possibilities of a shutdown. The Office of Personnel Management website informed federal employees about shutdown furloughs and what impact they would have on the workforce. The Interior Department had also notified government employees about what consequences a shutdown would have should a shutdown occur.

It was the fifth time this year that Congress had pushed the nation to within hours of a government shutdown.

Full article by Camille Tuutti, FCW

Share this

  • RSS
  • email
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us

Ali Cheung is Marketing Coordinator at Technical Communities, the leading GSA sales and marketing partner for technology companies.

40 comments

  1. gerard August 23rd, 2014 at 3:17 am

    .

    сэнкс за инфу….

  2. tony August 23rd, 2014 at 4:55 am

    .

    благодарю!…

  3. Michael August 23rd, 2014 at 7:09 am

    .

    спасибо за инфу….

  4. Don August 23rd, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    .

    благодарен!!…

  5. angelo August 26th, 2014 at 10:10 am

    .

    спс за инфу!!…

  6. Michael November 18th, 2014 at 6:08 am

    .

    ñïàñèáî çà èíôó!!…

  7. max November 18th, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    .

    tnx….

  8. Brian November 20th, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    .

    ñïñ!!…

  9. Tracy November 20th, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    .

    thanks for information….

  10. alejandro November 24th, 2014 at 4:17 am

    .

    thank you….

  11. Leo November 28th, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    .

    áëàãîäàðñòâóþ!!…

  12. Oscar November 28th, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    .

    thank you!…

  13. Brent November 30th, 2014 at 12:41 am

    .

    ñïñ!!…

  14. Joel November 30th, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    .

    ñïñ!!…

  15. Andy December 4th, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    .

    tnx for info!…

  16. dwayne December 10th, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    .

    tnx for info!…

  17. kyle December 11th, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    .

    ñýíêñ çà èíôó!…

  18. Jimmie December 18th, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    .

    thanks!!…

  19. Otis December 20th, 2014 at 11:02 am

    .

    áëàãîäàðþ!!…

  20. Wallace December 21st, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    .

    tnx!!…

  21. sidney December 21st, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    .

    ñïñ!…

  22. andrew December 24th, 2014 at 2:56 am

    .

    tnx for info….

  23. Neil December 24th, 2014 at 3:30 am

    .

    ñïñ çà èíôó!!…

  24. Andrew December 24th, 2014 at 4:03 am

    .

    ñïàñèáî çà èíôó!!…

  25. jim December 25th, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    .

    ñïñ çà èíôó….

  26. Gene January 17th, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    .

    áëàãîäàðåí!…

  27. Francisco January 17th, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    .

    ñïñ çà èíôó!!…

  28. louis January 18th, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    .

    thanks for information….

  29. Peter January 19th, 2015 at 8:25 am

    .

    ñïñ!…

  30. otis January 19th, 2015 at 8:57 am

    .

    ñïñ çà èíôó….

  31. Stephen January 19th, 2015 at 9:29 am

    .

    tnx….

  32. bobby January 21st, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    .

    áëàãîäàðåí!!…

  33. Jimmy January 22nd, 2015 at 12:24 am

    .

    ñïàñèáî çà èíôó!!…

  34. isaac January 22nd, 2015 at 12:54 am

    .

    ñïñ çà èíôó!!…

  35. Adam January 24th, 2015 at 3:21 am

    .

    ñýíêñ çà èíôó….

  36. steve February 6th, 2015 at 1:09 am

    .

    hello!…

  37. Wesley February 8th, 2015 at 7:10 am

    .

    ñïàñèáî çà èíôó!!…

  38. Mark February 8th, 2015 at 7:39 am

    .

    áëàãîäàðåí!…

  39. Floyd February 13th, 2015 at 8:08 am

    .

    áëàãîäàðþ….

  40. Tommy February 13th, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    .

    ñïñ çà èíôó….

Add your comments