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Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — With days until a partial government shutdown deadline, Speaker Mike Johnson said the newly negotiated bill text for the funding package will be out by Wednesday afternoon, triggering a timeline that means lawmakers would need to act fast to prevent a shutdown before a Friday deadline. “We’ve been very consistent, […]

Drew Angerer/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The federal government’s record-high national debt is set to get even bigger, reaching a massive $54 trillion by the year 2034. That’s according to a new forecast released Wednesday from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The CBO cited an aging population and rising federal health care costs as key reasons […]

Mint Images/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — With Congress failing to agree on spending, the U.S. is barreling toward what could be one of the largest government shutdowns in history. Lawmakers have until the end of the day Saturday to reach a deal to keep much of the government open. If they don’t, 3.5 million of federal […]

Siri Stafford/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — A government shutdown would worsen the FAA’s ongoing air traffic control shortage — eventually resulting in potential travel disruptions. Approximately 1,000 air traffic controllers would be furloughed next week if Congress can’t reach a deal, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said Wednesday. The shutdown also would force the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) […]

WIN-Initiative/Neleman/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — A potential government shutdown would be “devastating” for Bureau of Prisons employees, according to the head of the union that represents federal staffers at the agency. A government shutdown appears to be on the horizon with just a few days until funding expires. Lawmakers have until the end of the day […]

Xavier Lorenzo/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Over $1.4 billion has been awarded to clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccines, the development of a new monoclonal antibody, and new vaccines and therapeutic technologies, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced. The awards were the first set of allocations provided via the administration’s “Project NextGen” — […]

Oscar Wong/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — U.S. government networks were hit by a cyberattack affecting several federal agencies, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Jen Easterly confirmed Thursday. The attack does not pose a major risk to national security, Easterly said. CISA, a part of the Department of Homeland Security, previously identified a gap in software […]

Peter Dazeley/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Department of Education has approved $42 billion dollars in student loan forgiveness for more than 615,000 public service workers since October 2021, the agency said Monday, touting what it described as Biden administration changes to encourage wider use of a particular debt cancellation program. Amid legal challenges and […]

Westend61/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — U.S. and international government agencies are urging software manufacturers to “revamp” the design of certain software to take the burden of cybersecurity flaws out off of the customer. Historically, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the FBI, the NSA and a host of international law enforcement agencies say that “technology […]

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — At the first public hearing by the House Judiciary subcommittee committee on the alleged “weaponization” of the federal government, Republicans on Thursday continued to make arguments criticizing federal agencies and “big tech” companies like Twitter while Democrats called the hearing an effort to “showcase conspiracy theories.” Much of what Republicans […]