Federal Budget Talks Head To The Brink

Law360, New York (April 7, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT) -- U.S. government agencies began preparing Thursday for a government shutdown that could come as soon as this weekend, as congressional leaders traded shots in an increasingly strident debate over spending cuts and “ideological” riders including environmental regulatory funding.

The Office of Management and Budget released a memorandum to the heads of all executive departments and agencies directing them to review their shutdown plans and begin communicating to employees what the plan would be if Congress failed to enact a new continuing resolution before the current funding...
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