The U.S. is in the midst of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. It started Dec. 22 and shows no signs of letting up. Here’s what you need to know.
The sweeping $1.3 trillion budget bill substantially boosts military and domestic spending but leaves behind young immigrant “Dreamers,” deprives President Donald Trump some of his border wall money and takes only incremental steps to address gun violence.
The huge $1 trillion-plus spending bill that would fund most government operations into early fall would include full funding for Metro.
The federal government has long been an anchor of jobs in the region. Now facing steep cuts proposed by the Trump administration, could an overreliance on Uncle Sam’s checkbook end up sinking D.C.?
Reacting to White House budget director Mick Mulvaney’s remarks, the executive director of Meals on Wheels in Central Maryland said that its benefits go beyond just providing food to the vulnerable.
George Mason University professor estimated that as many as 15,000 regional jobs are threatened. “I can’t find any benefits in what’s being proposed,” he said.
Environmental advocates say a significant budget cut to the EPA-led program focused on reducing pollution in the Chesapeake Bay could reverse years of progress.
WASHINGTON — When congressional lawmakers head back to Capitol Hill after Labor Day, they will face a budget battle that could ultimately lead to a repeat of the 2013 government shutdown. The new fiscal year…
Virginia defense and hi-tech industries are sure
to take a hit
If federal budget cuts automatically take place
in January, the Washington region could see lose
about 65,000 federal jobs and 96,000 federal
contractor positions, according to Stephen
Fuller, director for the Center for Regional
Analysis at George Mason
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