Update on Government Funding

Congress and the Administration have until midnight Friday, December 22, to fund the Government.

A dark contrast photo of the US Capitol against cloudy gray skies.As funding for the Federal Government is set to expire Friday night, December 22, Congress and the Administration appear to be no closer to reaching a spending agreement than they did before the weekend. Last week, House Republican leadership released a planned funding measure (H.J. Res. 124; the so-called ‘CRomnibus’) which would fund the Department of Defense for the rest of Fiscal Year 2018 at a level higher than what current law allows (the Budget Control Act) while keeping all other federal agencies on a short-term spending plan at current funding levels that runs through January 19, 2018. However, Senate Republicans and Democrats quickly rejected the measure, as not having the necessary votes to clear the Senate, and congressional Democrats once again called for parity in raising overall defense and non-defense spending levels. Moreover, there continues to be disagreement over whether to add to the spending measure a third disaster relief bill or address certain health care and immigration issues. Continue reading “Update on Government Funding”

NTEU Partnership with United Benefits

NTEU members have access to retirement seminars and to a variety of insurance programs through our partnership with United Benefits.

Benefits key in a keyboardNTEU members are eligible to apply for various insurance benefits that are available through United Benefits. NTEU has been partners with United Benefits for several years now, and many of our members have taken advantage of the great products and services that they offer. United Benefits offers guaranteed issue disability insurance, family life insurance, hospital and accident insurance, cancer, vision and dental insurance, identity theft programs, and legal plans. United Benefits has a staff of trained retirement specialists who will assist your members in the retirement process. They will educate members and provide different TSP options to protect and maximize each member’s specific need. Continue reading “NTEU Partnership with United Benefits”