Hundreds of federal employees marched on the White House asking for an end to the partial government shutdown, which began Dec. 22, 2018. (James Cullum/HSToday)

Contractors: Begin Shutdown Prep Now

Now is a good time for government contractors to begin preparing for another potential government shutdown, according to the Professional Services Council, which represents close to 400 such companies.

Lawmakers Wednesday announced a second stopgap spending bill that would extend government funding another month, buying lawmakers more time to negotiate full-year appropriations. If the House votes to approve the continuing resolution, it would fund the government from Nov. 21 to Dec. 20.

That is almost one year to the day from the start of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, a fact not lost on contractors, many of whom experienced lost revenue and layoffs as a result.

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