Post Tagged with: "government shutdown"

Despite End of Shutdown, Effects Persist for Museums

Despite End of Shutdown, Effects Persist for Museums

For most of January, one of the single most significant sources of knowledge in the world was sealed behind “sorry, we’re closed” signs. The largest museum and research complex in the world, the Smithsonian Institution, closed Jan. 2 as a result of the government shutdown that began Dec. 22 after[Read More…]

ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL Federal employees were able to return to work Monday for the 35 days after the government reopened following its longest shutdown.

Government Reopens Amid Ongoing Border Wall Negotiations

The longest government shutdown in U.S. history ended Friday after a 35-day partisan standoff between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) over immigration policy. Trump signed a bill Jan. 25 that fully reopens the government until Feb. 15. The bill does not contain funding for a border[Read More…]

by January 29, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
MICK MULVANEY Though Mick Mulvaney (SFS ') said he never intended to go into politics while studying at Georgetown, his tenure as acting White House Chief of Staff comes after a long career in government.

Mulvaney Assumes Role as Acting Chief of Staff

Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney (SFS ’89) began his tenure as acting White House chief of staff on Wednesday. Mulvaney replaces Gen. John Kelly (GRD ’84), who became President Donald Trump’s chief of staff in July 2017 and stepped down effective Wednesday. Trump appointed Mulvaney[Read More…]

by January 3, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Even while the federal government shut down, the Washington, D.C. local government remained open due to an obscure provision.

DC Local Government Remained Open During Shutdown

While the federal government was shut down for about 69 hours between Saturday morning and Monday evening, the Washington, D.C. local government remained open using funds granted by a 2017 provision introduced by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), the District’s nonvoting delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives. The provision,[Read More…]

by January 25, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

MEN’S BASKETBALL | GU to Offer Free Admission to Federal Employees

The federal government’s three-day shutdown from Saturday to Monday may have prevented federal workers from receiving pay, but not without any compensation: Georgetown Athletics is offering two free tickets to every federal employee who wishes to attend Wednesday’s men’s basketball game against DePaul University at Capital One Arena. The promotion,[Read More…]

by January 24, 2018 1 comment Sports, Sports - Top
HOLLANDER: Still Too Early to Label Obama a Lame Duck

HOLLANDER: Still Too Early to Label Obama a Lame Duck

Almost a full year into his second term, President Barack Obama has lurched from one disaster to the next and has little to show for his thumping of Mitt Romney last November. However, with a more modest agenda and greater managerial competence, Obama has plenty of time to salvage his[Read More…]

by December 6, 2013 0 comments Opinion

SCS Offers Classes to Furloughed Employees

As the federal government shutdown continues. the School of Continuing Studies is offering classes to all furloughed federal employees, free of charge, beginning today. “Central to our mission is service to the community, particularly as we establish ourselves as good neighbors in our new downtown location,” Interim Dean of the[Read More…]

by October 8, 2013 0 comments City News, News

Grand, Old Tactics Need Refocusing

Debt limit. Fiscal cliff. Sequestration. Government shutdown. We’ve heard these doom-and-gloom buzzwords far too many times in political debates over the past few years. Repeated Washington-manufactured budget crises have been a drag on the U.S. economy and have undermined Americans’ confidence in their political leaders. They’ve also seriously damaged the Republican[Read More…]

by February 25, 2013 0 comments Opinion