Government & Civics


Congress Votes to Reopen Government, Raise Debt Ceiling


Late Wednesday night, Congress voted to pass a bill that ends the government shutdown and enables the government to borrow more money so that it…read more


Colorado Town Feels Combined Pain of Floods and Shutdown


DOWNLOAD VIDEOS The effects of the government shutdown may most obviously be seen in Washington, D.C., but Americans around the country are suffering from the…read more


Obama Convenes Meeting with Congressional Leader to Discuss Shutdown


DOWNLOAD VIDEO On the second day of the government shutdown, President Obama convened a meeting with the leaders of the Senate and the House of…read more


Need-to-Know: Government Shutdown!


Political negotiations over the government’s budget in Washington, D.C., are at a standstill, with Republicans in Congress threatening to shut down the government unless President…read more


Government Shuts Down, Affecting Millions


DOWNLOAD VIDEO The federal government has officially shut down for the first time in 17 years, meaning 800,000 “non-essential” federal employees have been sent home…read more

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