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Eric Katz

Senior Correspondent

Eric Katz
Eric Katz writes about federal agency operations and management. His deep coverage of Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security, the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Postal Service has earned him frequent guest spots on national radio and television news programs. Eric joined Government Executive in the summer of 2012 and previously worked for The Financial Times. He is a graduate of The George Washington University.
Policy

Biden threatens veto as GOP outlines proposed FY25 cuts

House Republicans propose cutting $700m from military construction, 12% of State and USAID funding, and more.

Policy

With one day until shutdown, House sends stopgap funding bill to Senate

The Senate hopes to act quickly on the bill and set up votes on full-year appropriations next week.

Policy

Senate inches toward another two-tiered stopgap spending bill

Facing a shutdown at the end of the week, Congress aims to push the deadlines into early March.

Policy

Congress averts shutdown with a 45-day stopgap funding bill

Lawmakers passed a bipartisan measure just hours before a funding lapse was set to furlough hundreds of thousands of federal employees.

Policy

White House to feds: Prepare for a shutdown

Level of preparedness and communication varies across government agencies as fiscal deadline looms.

Policy

Biden Vows to Add Feds at Border, Boost Efforts to Reduce Crossings

The administration will also expand humanitarian programs, though staffing shortfalls could hurt implementation.

Policy

New Ranking Member Could Shake up a Key Senate Oversight Committee

A new Republican on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee wants the body to "reassert itself."

Policy

Congress Prepares One-Week CR as Lawmakers Work Toward Full-Year Funding Deal

The continuing resolution would push off a government shutdown from Friday night to Dec. 23.

Policy

VA to Offer Abortions in Limited Cases

In a policy reversal, the department will allowing its doctors to terminate pregnancies caused by rape or incest, or that threaten the mother's life.

Policy

VA Is 'Closely Watching' the Fate of Abortion Access as It Weighs Offering the Service

The leader of the largest hospital network in the country says he has the authority to change the department's policy.

Threats

Climate Change Has FEMA Working Year-Round, Straining Its Workforce

Once just a few months long, "busy season" now lasts all year. That's hurting the volunteers and reservists who supply much of FEMA's surge capability.