Policy

GOP Says DoD Doesn't Have to Furlough Civilian Workers

Republican leaders say the Pay Our Military Act gives the Pentagon 'broad latitude' to keep paying its civilian workers. By Kellie Lunney

Policy

We Negotiate With Terrorists, Why Not With Congress?

Perhaps the Obama administration should adopt the same policy it applies to real terrorists: Don't negotiate at all in public, but meanwhile search for every back channel you can. By Michael Hirsh

Policy

SHUTDOWN

The federal government has shut down. Here's the latest as updated through the day. By National Journal Staff

Policy

The Beginning of the End for Washington

The political system is broken. What does Washington have to do to get back to work? By Ron Fournier

Policy

Obama to Military: Blame Congress

President Obama told troops they deserve better than their 'dysfunctional' civilian bosses in Congress in a video message delivered after the midnight shutdown. By Kevin Baron

Policy

The Government Has Shut Down

How did we get here? Here's a play-by-play of the late-night votes in Congress that failed to keep the government open. By National Journal Staff

Business

Congress Passes Bill to Pay Military and Support Personnel on Time During Shutdown

The measure now heads to President Obama's desk for signature, even as the rest of the government lurches towards a shutdown. By Eric Katz

Business

400,000 DOD Civilians to Get Shutdown Furloughs

Thousands of workers face mandatory unpaid leave days with the lapse in appropriations. By Kellie Lunney

Policy

Bill Clinton: House Republicans 'Don't Want to Negotiate' Over Funding the Government

The former president says that the House Republican position is 'almost spiteful,' and that the shutdown debates of the mid-1990s were 'extremely minor' in comparison. By Dustin Volz

Policy

Government Shutdown Looks Likely As Congress Hits Final Hours

Members of Congress are digging in for an extended budget battle, with no end in sight. By Michael Catalini and Billy House

Business

Here’s How a Shutdown Would Affect the Pentagon

As the standoff in Congress continues, officials release more details about the impact on Defense Department operations. By Stephanie Gaskell

Business

Pentagon Prepares for More Furloughs as Government Shutdown Looms

Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is warning DoD employees again to get ready for furloughs if the government shuts down on Oct. 1. By Stephanie Gaskell

Business

How a 2009 Law Is Protecting Veterans from the Government Shutdown

Veterans advocates fought hard to pass a 2009 law that helps protect their benefits from congressional gridlock. Now it’s paying off. By Tom Tarantino

Business

Mabus: Budget Battle Threatens Navy's Progress

Even in hard economic times, the Navy has managed to grow and stay competitive. Another round of sequestration could undo that. By Charles S. Clark

Business

A Government Shutdown Would Be Worse for DoD Than It Was in 1995

During the 1995 government shutdown, the Defense Department was largely spared thanks to approved appropriations bills. That's not the case this time. By Sophie Novack and Clara Ritger

Business

Pentagon Prepares for Government Shutdown

Officials at the Pentagon are warning employees to prepare for a government shutdown on Sept. 30. By Stephanie Gaskell

Business

OMB Puts Agencies on Standby for Possible Shutdown

As the fiscal year comes to an end, Pentagon officials were put on alert to prepare for a government shutdown. By Charles Clark

Business

Exclusive Interview: Pentagon Comptroller Bob Hale Braces for Sequestration, Round 2

Pentagon Comptroller Bob Hale on budget cuts driving strategy, lessons learned and how he's preparing for another round of budget battles in Congress. By Stephanie Gaskell