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Politics Jan 18What happens during a government shutdown?
A look at past shutdowns and what will happen if Congress fails to pass a short-term spending bill by midnight Friday.
Politics Jan 03White House, congressional leaders open talks to avoid government shutdown
The session in the office of House Speaker Paul Ryan came with little more than two weeks before the next threatened government shutdown. Topping the agenda was an effort to spare both the Pentagon and domestic Cabinet agencies from spending…
Politics Dec 22Trump signs stopgap spending bill into law to avert shutdown
President Donald Trump signed a temporary spending bill into law on Friday to avert a government shutdown after the Republican-led Congress did the bare minimum in a sprint toward the holidays and punted disputes on immigration, health care and the…
Politics Dec 21Congress clears temporary spending bill to avert shutdown
President Donald Trump is expected to sign the measure.
Politics Dec 21Congress rushes to approve spending bill to avoid government shutdown
Failure to pass the temporary spending measure would trigger a government shutdown at midnight Friday, which would amount to a political pratfall just after the GOP scored a major win on the landmark tax bill.
Politics Dec 21Lawmakers scramble to approve a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown
House Republicans early Thursday unveiled a new, stripped-down spending bill to prevent a government shutdown this weekend and allow quarreling lawmakers to punt most of their unfinished business into the new year.
Politics Dec 07WATCH: Al Franken says he’ll resign from Congress
Sen. Al Franken is under intense pressure to step down as allegations of sexual misconduct have mounted, with at least eight women accusing him of acting inappropriately.
Nation Nov 17White House requests $44 billion in disaster aid
The request, President Donald Trump’s third since hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria slammed the Gulf Coast and Caribbean, would bring the total appropriated for disaster relief this fall close to $100 billion — and that’s before most of the money…
Politics Nov 14Can Republicans keep Roy Moore out of Congress?
If he were to win, there’s no precedent in the Senate for refusing to seat him, but they do have these options.
Politics Nov 06Debate over these bills could lead to a government shutdown
An early December government shutdown is a real possibility, since a divided Congress can't agree on military spending, Democrats insist on help for young immigrants and President Donald Trump's position can change with each lawmaker he talks to.