News & Analysis as of

Government Shutdown

GAO Bid Protests - Impacts of a Government Shutdown

by Jones Day on

The Office of Management and Budget ("OMB") has begun the preparations for a potential government shutdown, ordering agencies to review and update their shutdown plans. Only a few days remain for Congress to pass (and the...more

Health Care Weekly Preview from ML Strategies – April 2017

Welcome back everybody. While the momentum around an American Health Care Act (AHCA) comeback is unclear, there’s no discounting that efforts are ongoing to reach a consensus among House Republicans with significant pressure...more

Potential Government Shutdown: Immigration Consequences for Employers and their Foreign National Employees

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: If Congress fails to pass a funding bill by midnight on Friday, April 28, resulting in a federal government shutdown, it would trigger numerous immigration-related ripple effects on employers, both large...more

Contractors Should Start Preparing for a Possible Shutdown Now

by Holland & Knight LLP on

With less than a week before the federal government’s appropriated funding runs out, confidence in avoiding a potential shutdown is waning. Because of that, contractors should exercise prudence and immediately begin...more

D.C. Circuit Awards Navajo Nation $15.7 Million in Additional Annual ISDEAA Funding

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Court: Bureau of Indian Affairs Failed to Act in Timely Manner on Tribal Funding Proposal - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on April 4, 2017, ruled that the Navajo Nation is entitled to...more

Fiscal Year 2017 Appropriations Nearly Complete

by Baker Donelson on

Six months into FY17, House and Senate appropriators continue to work to resolve their differences and finalize spending levels for 11 of the 12 annual appropriations measures, having completed work only on the Military...more

Washington, D.C. Update – December 2016

by Baker Donelson on

With the last-minute passage of a Continuing Resolution (CR) to stave off a government shutdown, the 114th Congress has come to an end. When Congress returns in January, it will be faced with a number of immediate challenges,...more

Continuing Resolution Keeps Government Open Until April 28, 2017

by Baker Donelson on

On Friday, December 9, the Senate passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) extending fiscal year 2016 funding until April 28, 2017, narrowly avoiding a government shutdown. The bill passed by a vote of 63 to 36 after having passed...more

How Gov’t Shutdowns Impact Event Cancellation Policies

by Zelle LLP on

Prior to the 2016 presidential election, several commentators opined that opposing political parties would control the office of the president and Congress’s two chambers — the Senate and the House of Representatives. In...more

Washington, D.C. Update – October 2016

by Baker Donelson on

In a rush to leave Washington and head home to campaign for reelection, members of Congress passed a continuing resolution (CR) avoiding a shutdown and extending federal government operations through December 9. In an effort...more

Continuing Resolution Extends Government Operation Through December 9

by Baker Donelson on

Just 36 hours before the end of fiscal year 2016 (FY16), Congress passed and the President signed H.R. 5325, a continuing resolution (CR) extending the existing FY16 appropriations through December 9. The bill, which passed...more

News from Second and State

It’s more like News from Second and Snow this week, as a record-breaking snow storm dropped roughly 30 inches of snow on our capital city, causing state and city government shut-downs, road and street closures and trouble on...more

Update on Government Fiscal Issues Impacting Government Contractors

With the threat of a government shutdown avoided by Congress’ passage of a short- term Continuing Resolution on September 30, Congressional focus has turned to the debt ceiling, the spending caps imposed by the Budget Control...more

Government Contracts Quarterly Update November 2015

by BakerHostetler on

The Government Contracts Quarterly Update is published by BakerHostetler’s Government Contracts Practice team to inform our clients and friends of the latest developments in federal government contracting....more

PilieroMazza Legal Advisor - Fourth Quarter 2015

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

More Small Business Subcontracting Plan Changes: SBA Proposes to Allow Subcontracting Plan Credit for Small Business Subcontractors at any Tier - Following recent proposed changes to the FAR’s small business...more

One More Reason the New Budget Act Is Good for the Government, and Here’s a Hint: It Relates to the TCPA!

by Reed Smith on

Anyone paying attention to goings-on in Washington last week might have heard a loud, bipartisan sigh of relief when both the House and the Senate passed a budget deal that temporarily averted another government shutdown or...more

Washington, D.C. Update – October 2015

by Baker Donelson on

House Leadership Elections: Republican House leadership changes remain in flux in the wake of Speaker John Boehner's (R-OH) decision to retire and the unexpected delay of the vote to select his successor. House Majority...more

Washington Healthcare Update

by McGuireWoods LLP on

This Week: Congress Avoids a Government Shutdown... House and Senate Approves Measure to Expand the Affordable Care (ACA) Act Small Group Market to 100 Employees...Affordable Care Act (ACA) Health Insurers to Receive Only...more

Now to End of 2015 – What to Expect?

Funding Crisis Averted & New Leadership in the House: A week ago no one could have predicted that the biggest story in Washington this week would not be the last minute avoidance of a government shutdown by passage of a...more

E-Verify Program Status

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

Hours before the government was due to shut down, the President signed into law a stopgap measure which will fund the federal government through December 11, 2015.   The possibility of a government shutdown would have...more

Short-Term Government Funding Measure Extends EB-5 Regional Center Program through December 11, 2015

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

A looming federal government shutdown has been narrowly averted through the enactment on September 30, 2015 of a continuing resolution that extends funding for federal agencies through December 11, 2015. Included in this...more

Washington Healthcare Update

by McGuireWoods LLP on

This Week: Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing Focuses on Health Insurers Merger... Arkansas to Delay Setting Up Its Own State Exchange...The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Announces Medicare Advantage...more

Blog: Government Shutdown? Sound Familiar?

by Cooley LLP on

The SEC has indicated on its website that, in the event of a federal government shutdown because of “a lapse in appropriations” on October 1, the SEC will remain “open and operational.” Any changes after October 1 will be...more

Congress and Energy This Fall

Earlier this week, a group of Senate Democrats released a national energy bill, the American Energy Innovation Act of 2015, which lays out the party’s “vision for a cleaner energy future.” The bill addresses the need to...more

Planning for a Government Shutdown

by McGuireWoods LLP on

As described in detail in a recent Washington Update, there is once again a reasonable likelihood that we are headed for a government shutdown beginning Thursday, October 1. This article puts aside politics to focus on the...more

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