Due to COVID-19, in March, the United States government authorized a $2.2 trillion congressional coronavirus relief plan for the nation. About $250 billion was set aside for direct payments to individuals and families. This week instead of paying taxes, millions of Americans will receive a stimulus payment. Thankfully, I am one of those lucky individuals. Keep reading to learn how I spent mine. Continue reading How I Spent My Stimulus Payment?
FINAL UPDATE (12/20/2019): President Trump has signed the spending bills and avoided a holiday government shutdown. The bill granted Federal employees paid parental leave and created a new branch in the military called Space Force, which is historic.
UPDATE (12/20/2019): The House and Senate have approved the $1.4 trillion, two-part spending deal. It is now pending President Donald Trump’s signature.
We are removing the countdown clock since the shutdown threat is over.
Continue reading UPDATE: Will the Federal Government Shutdown Tomorrow?
Christmas Eve Off:
Late Tuesday night, President Trump signed an executive order declaring that “all executive departments and agencies of the federal government shall be closed” on Christmas Eve.
Continue reading Trump Gives Federal Employees Christmas Eve Off!
(01/25/2019): ***This will be final update. The President has signed a congressional resolution ending the longest federal government shutdown in US history. On 2/15, the government can possible shutdown again if the president does not receive funding for a wall on the southern border. The shutdown lasted for 35 days.
(01/17/2019): President Trump has signed the “Government Employee Fair Treatment Act of 2019” which guarantees backpay for federal government employees.