Fears of the next government shutdown loom months ahead of deadline

The Capitol in Washington, D.C., is seen Nov. 4, 2022.

Federal funding isn’t set to run out until the end of September, but lawmakers and advocates on Capitol Hill are already bracing for the possibility of a budget lapse and partial government shutdown amid renewed partisan fighting over spending priorities. The tension stems from agreements made in private between House conservatives and House Speaker Kevin … Read more

Senator vows hold on military nominees over Pentagon abortion policy

U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Jeth Rey and Maj. Gen. Anthony Potts converse on the sidelines of an event in Delaware on Aug. 9, 2022.

A prominent Republican senator is threatening to hold up all Defense Department appointments over senior leaders’ decision to provide leave and travel expenses to help troops access abortion services. The move comes as senior Pentagon officials express concerns over several unfilled leadership spots, including the assistant secretary of defense for manpower and reserve affairs, a … Read more