• January 2, 1996  

    On the first working day of the new year, Kwame Holman looks at federal workers who haven’t been able to return to the job, and how the shutdown will eventually reverberate throughout the economy. Continue reading

  • January 1, 1996  

    Kwame Holman looks at how a 1990 budget concession has failed to produce revenue, because a luxury tax it instituted, back fired Continue reading

  • December 29, 1995  

    The President, House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole sat down at the negotiating table to try to balance the budget, and end the government shutdown. Kwame Holman reports. Continue reading

  • December 29, 1995  

    Federal workers may be able to return to work soon, but may not be paid immediately. Margaret Warner discusses the implications with economics correspondent, Susan Dentzer, of “U.S. News & World Report.” Continue reading

  • December 27, 1995  

    When high-level talks between the White House and Congress resume on Friday, one idea that’s expecting to get close attention is adjusting the Consumer Price Index. Paul Solman reports on the proposal and its potential impact. Continue reading

  • December 22, 1995  

    A budget update with Jim Lehrer and two House members, Tom Delay, Republican of Texas, the Majority Whip of the House, and Bill Richardson, Democrat of New Mexico, the chief deputy Minority Whip. Continue reading

  • December 19, 1995  

    In an economics update, correspondent, Paul Solman, of WGBH-Boston, reports on the Federal Reserve’s decision to lower interest rates, and Wall Street connections to the budget impasse. Continue reading

  • December 19, 1995  

    Norman Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute and Susan Dentzer, chief economics correspondent for “U.S. News & World Report,” talk to Margaret Warner about how Republicans want to include discussion of the Consumer Price Index in the federal budget debate. Continue reading

  • December 18, 1995  

    The curtain is up on the second act of a federal government shutdown, a drama driven by a backstage impasse over the budget. Kwame Holman reports on the latest developments. Continue reading

  • December 18, 1995  

    Two Democrats and two Republican members of Congress spar over whether the Hill can “split the difference” between opposing budget plans. Continue reading