Federal Government Concerned About Lack Of Government WorkersA report from the federal government's top personnel manager this week says that staffing gaps across the government are harming performance and causing stress for already-overworked employees.
Experts Alarmed By CDC Prohibiting Use Of Certain Words In ReportsThe seven words and phrases — "diversity," ''entitlement," ''fetus," transgender," ''vulnerable," ''evidence-based" and "science-based" — were not to be used in documents that are to be circulated within the federal government
House Passes $1.1 Trillion Government Spending BillThe House easily passed a $1.1 trillion governmentwide spending bill on Wednesday, awarding wins to both Democrats and Republicans while putting off until later this year fights over President Donald Trump's promised border wall with Mexico and massive military buildup.
White House Asking Congress To Protect Funds Set Aside For Wildfire PreventionWhite House spokesman Josh Earnest says the Obama administration is asking Congress to change the way the federal government spends money to fight wildfires.
Feds Say They Will Recognize Same-Sex Marriages Performed In Utah The Obama administration extended federal recognition to the marriages of more than 1,000 same-sex couples in Utah that took place before the Supreme Court put those unions in the state on hold.
Federal Shutdown Keeps National Monuments Out Of Reach For Stockton StudentsWhile congressional leaders have been summoned to the White House on the second day of a partial government shutdown, a group of Stockton students on a trip to see the nation’s monuments has been left locked outside.
Federal Shutdown: What's Closed And What's Open?The federal government shutdown furloughed as many as 800,000 of the nation’s 2.1 million federal workers as it hit early Tuesday after a bitterly divided Congress failed to approve a temporary spending bill to keep the government running.
Higher Milk Prices Not A Big Help To Dairy FarmersMilk prices are rising, but that's not helping a lot of dairy farmers, who are still struggling after several disastrous years.