Budget

Stay up to date on appropriations from Congress and budget policies from OMB and what they mean for your agency.

Why federal government shutdowns happen
Congressional failure to pass funding legislation before the start of a new fiscal year didn't always result in a shutdown of agency operations.
Massive spending bill passed by Congress, sent to Trump
Congress passed a $900 billion pandemic relief package that would finally deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and resources to vaccinate a nation confronting a frightening surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky talks during a news conference Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Lawmakers act to avert shutdown, buying time for COVID talks
Still spinning their wheels on COVID-19 relief, lawmakers grabbed a one-week government funding extension on Wednesday that buys time for more talks — though there is considerable disagreement over who is supposed to be taking the lead from there.
Trump signs temporary government funding bill
The temporary extension will set the stage for a lame-duck session of Congress later this year, where the agenda will be largely determined by the outcome of the presidential election.
VA budget passes House panel
Veterans Affairs programs would see a hefty funding boost in fiscal 2021 under plans advanced by House.
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