Symbols of American promise became emblems of American dysfunction on Saturday when a dispute in Congress over spending and immigration forced scores of federal government agencies and outposts to close their doors.
By Lisa Desjardins and Matt Loffman
We looked through the specific plans for a shutdown from more than a dozen key agencies. Here’s what we found.
By Lisa Desjardins
Here's a guide to the factors that will determine whether Congress avoids a government shutdown or not.
By Juliet Linderman, Associated Press
Nearly $300,000 in taxpayer funds has been spent to settle 13 claims against members of Congress or their offices since 2003.
By PBS NewsHour
The House of Representatives voted to reauthorize a key provision of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which U.S. intelligence agencies say is critical to collecting communications from overseas. But the complex issue has sparked some heated debate and seemingly contradictory…
By Alan Fram, Associated Press
Financing for the program expired last fall. Congress has temporarily extended its funding, but growing numbers of states have moved closer to exhausting their money.
Can Congress pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill in 2018?…
By Associated Press
Wednesday's news briefing is expected to start at 3 p.m. ET. Watch live here.
By Alan Fram and Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
There will be some familiar but stubborn clashes facing lawmakers Wednesday as Congress begins its 2018 session.
By PBS NewsHour
A short-term spending measure is keeping the government open through Jan. 19 at current funding levels. But when Congress returns from its holiday break, it will need to resolve differing spending priorities to avert a shutdown. Stan Collender, a professor…
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