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"The time is always right to do the right thing."
--Dr. Martin Luther King
Following House and Senate passage, President Biden signed the Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund agencies at current FY 2023 levels through either January 19, 2024, or February 2, 2024, depending on the agency. The SEC is funded through February 2.
Congress must now work in earnest to reach an agreement on FY 2024 funding levels as Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) announced that he will not pass another short-term spending bill, raising the stakes for a shutdown given the fact that House Republicans continue to push for significant cuts to agency funding levels and controversial policy riders.... Read more ...
Last night, the Senate passed the “laddered” Continuing Resolution (CR) to extend government funding at current levels and avoid a government shutdown. The bill now goes to the President, who is expected to sign it before funding under the current CR expires Friday night.
The “laddered” CR keeps funding at current levels until January 19, 2024, for agencies and programs funded by the Agriculture, Energy and Water, Military Construction-VA, and Transportation-HUD appropriations bills. The NTEU-represented agencies facing the January 19 deadline are USDA, FDA, DOE, and NRC. Agencies and... Read more ...
Government funding is still set to expire on November 17, but little progress has been made since Congress passed a continuing resolution (CR) at the end of September. 
The Senate is currently considering a minibus appropriations package that consists of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs appropriations bill, the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development appropriations bill, and the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and related agencies appropriations bill.  The funding levels in this package passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee on a... Read more ...
During open season in November, NTEU members will again have access to Consumers’ Checkbook’s online Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees and Annuitants. All NTEU members who currently or are planning to participate in Federal Employees Health Benefit (FEHB) plans or the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) will find this online tool useful when making decisions regarding maintaining or changing health and dental insurance plans. The guide compares and ranks plans based on total costs including account premiums and estimated out-of-pocket costs (e.g.,... Read more ...
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