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Government Shutdown Averted For Now: Congress Passes Continuing Resolution

The looming government shutdown crisis has been averted, at least for now. On the last day of September 2023, Congress found a way to sidestep partisan bickering, political posturing, and budget crisis theater long enough to pass a continuing resolution that keeps the federal government fully funded for an additional 45 days into the new… Read more »

How Troops, Veterans, and Families are Hurt by a Government Shutdown

UPDATE: Jan 8 2024: The budget crisis was temporarily averted by a continuing resolution (CR) that funds the government in a two-part process with an initial deadline of January 19 and a second deadline on February 2, 2024. The House and Senate agreed to a basic framework for the federal budget over the weekend of… Read more »

Does the Military Get Paid During a Government Shutdown?

Do military members continue to get paid during a government shutdown? The short answer is no, they do not. But that situation changes if Congress passes a funding resolution for military operations to keep money flowing to the Department of Defense even during a shutdown. It’s happened before and is likely (according to some) to… Read more »

What Happens if Congress Fails the Military and Forces a Government Shutdown?

On September 19, 2023, Stars and Stripes reported on a Pentagon statement about a potential government shutdown if the House and Senate cannot reach a deal to approve more money for the federal government by the September 30 deadline when the current fiscal year’s federal funding runs out. “The U.S. military will keep active-duty troops… Read more »

Policy Fight Could Force Federal Government Shutdown

The federal government has until September 30, 2023, to reach an agreement on stopgap funding for the federal government or risk a federal government shutdown this fall. The problem? Members of an organization within the House of Representatives called the House Freedom Caucus refuse to commit to any deal that falls short of its demands… Read more »