Government Matters (Full Show) – January 21, 2018


On Friday at midnight, government shut down for the first time since 2013. It happened over differences in Congress about whether or not a short-term funding bill should include protections for younger immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.

The Trump administration promised to minimize the impact, but Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said the shutdown will hurt no matter what.

To help offer some guidance, Government Matters convened a group of federal experts to discuss how agencies will operate in the days ahead, as well as how the shutdown could impact federal pay & benefits.

Jim Williams, former acting administrator at the General Services Administration

Beth McGrath, former chief management officer at the Department of Defense

Dan Blair, former deputy director at the Office of Personnel Management (2001-2006)

Janice LaChance, former director at the Office of Personnel Management (1997-2001)