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Government Shutdowns: Practical Strategies For Mitigating Contractor Risk

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Crisis averted – at least for the time being. The government shutdowns in January and February 2018 were big news, but ultimately resulted in very little actual downtime for the Federal government. But does that mean its...more

Second 2018 Government Shutdown, Congressional Budget Deal and Healthcare

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

Just as everyday Americans were preparing their lives for a second United States government shutdown since the turn of the New Year, President Donald J. Trump signed into law a bipartisan (well, as bipartisan as it gets with...more

Immigration Debate Begins: Prospects for EB-5 Reform & Reauthorization

Congress nearly averted a shutdown last week, but just missed the mark when Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) temporarily blocked Senate passage of the fifth – and supposedly final — continuing resolution (CR) of this fiscal year...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - February 2018 #2

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS - Pentagon Warns CEOs: Protect Your Data or Lose Our Contracts - According to an article from Govexec.com, the Pentagon has issued a warning to defense-industry contractors, insinuating that they...more

Beltway Buzz - February, 2018 #2

Déjà Vu All Over Again? It is perhaps fitting that last Friday was Groundhog Day, as this week we relived the same government funding battle that we went through just a few weeks ago. Thankfully, because the shutdown card has...more

Stopgap Spending Bill Ends Second Federal Government Shutdown in Less than a Month

by Cozen O'Connor on

A brief federal government shutdown ended Friday as the House and the Senate passed a Continuing Resolution (the “CR”) which provides a bipartisan budget bill that raises spending caps for two years and funds the federal...more

House, Senate Proposals to Extend Funding for the Federal Government

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Congress moved one step closer to avoiding a government shutdown on Feb. 6, voting overwhelmingly (245-182) to pass a short-term, GOP-backed government funding bill (text; section-by-section) that would keep the federal...more

Web Exclusive: January 2018: The Top 18 Labor And Employment Law Stories

by Fisher Phillips on

It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there were an unprecedented number of changes each month in 2017—and if January is any...more

Déjà Vu: Implications Of A Government Shutdown On Federal Contractors

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

For the second time in a month, for lack of agreement on funding the government long-term, we face the specter of a government shutdown. The government shutdown that began on January 20, 2018, lasted three days. Congress...more

How Government Contractors Should Prepare for the Next Government Shutdown - A Five Point Plan

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

Congress has yet to pass a long-term spending bill for fiscal year 2018, relying instead on a series of short-term continuing resolutions to keep the Government open. Even after the most recent Government Shutdown which began...more

American Indian Law and Policy: 10 Things You Need to Know - January 2018

January 2018 marked the beginning of year two of the Trump Presidency and the second session of the 115th Congress. Congress came back into session on January 3 after recessing for the December holidays. With the passage of...more

Government Shutdown Ends – Is Immigration Reform on the Horizon?

Three days into the government shutdown, Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Schumer (D-NY) took to the Senate floor Monday afternoon to announce an agreement to end the impasse and reopen the...more

Practical Steps For Contractors And Subcontractors To Take Before, During And After A Government Shutdown

by Carlton Fields on

It appears we may have dodged the government shutdown bullet, at least for the next couple of weeks. However, if you are involved in federal contract work, do you know what you need to do in the event of a shutdown?...more

Government Shutdown Ends – Is Immigration Reform on the Horizon?

Three days into the government shutdown, Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Schumer (D-NY) took to the Senate floor Monday afternoon to announce an agreement to end the impasse and reopen the...more

FCC Avoids Shutdown For Now, But Continued Threat Looms Over TMT Sector

by Hogan Lovells on

The federal government is open. But less than three weeks remain under the current reprieve and another shutdown seems possible. Although the Federal Communications Commission tapped on-hand fees to support uninterrupted...more

The 2018 Government Shutdown – How Can Contractors Preserve Rights?

A short-term continuing resolution (CR) has re-opened our government after nearly three days of shutdown. But contractors suffered cost impacts over the past few days and may face more significant issues on February 8 if a...more

How would a Government Shut-Down Impact the Department of Transportation?

by Nossaman LLP on

A government shut down arises when Congress fails to pass an appropriations act that enables federal agencies to spend. There should be separate appropriations acts for groups of agencies. However, in recent years, Congress...more

Government Shutdown Pushes Back Cadillac Tax

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On January 22, 2018, Congress passed an interim funding bill to end the three-day government shutdown that also pushed back the effective date of the Affordable Care Act’s controversial “Cadillac Tax.”...more

Potential Government Shutdown and Impact on Immigration Processes

As of 4 pm on Friday, January 19, 2018, the US Senate had not reached an agreement on the terms of a continuing resolution to keep the US government running. The US House passed a 30-day resolution on Thursday, but this must...more

Budget Deal Addresses Health Benefit Issues

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Congressional agreement that reopened the federal government for three weeks quietly addressed—at least temporarily—several high-profile issues affecting public and private health benefits. ...more

Navigating Government Shutdowns: Legal Issues for Federal Contractors

by McGuireWoods LLP on

With the end of the federal government shutdown that began on Jan. 20, 2018, there is a reasonable likelihood that the budget impasse will just be resurrected when yet another short-term funding extension enacted by Congress...more

Stopgap Bill to End Government Shutdown passes Congress, extends EB-5 Program 3 weeks

by Cozen O'Connor on

The federal government shutdown came to an end as the House and the Senate passed a Continuing Resolution (the “CR”) which extended the Federal budget until February 8, 2018. The President signed the bill late Monday night. ...more

How a Federal Government Shutdown Affects U.S. Employment-Based Immigration

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

After a brief federal government shutdown over the weekend, the Senate and the House voted on January 22, 2018, on a temporary spending bill that will fund the government until February 8, 2018. The President signed the bill...more

Sorry, We Are Closed – The Government's Budget Haggling And Its Impact On Event Cancellation Insurance

by Zelle LLP on

As the deadline for passing a permanent funding bill expired on January 19, 2018, the United States government shut down for the first time in over four years. At the heart of the current budget drama is disagreement amongst...more

Government Shutdown: What It Means for OSHA

The federal government entered a partial shutdown beginning on January 20, 2018, due to a lack of appropriations. As a result, certain agencies that rely solely on government funding will not be able to provide all services. ...more

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