Stories tagged: government shutdown
Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 7:43 a.m.
What to know about the overnight budget shutdown
While you were sleeping, Congress was shutting down the government – and then reopening it – in a familiar display of dysfunction. It’s the second time this year lawmakers have …
Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 12:07 a.m.
House GOP plans stopgap spending bill with Pentagon funding
House Republican leaders have come out with a plan to keep the government open for six more weeks while Washington grapples with a potential follow-up budget pact and, perhaps, immigration …
Sun., Jan. 28, 2018
Robert J. Samuelson: The shutdown solved nothing
Washington’s recent return to operations left some very big issues unresolved, but that’s no surprise.
Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 11:34 p.m.
As shutdown eases federal workers fear prospect of another
The swift steps ending a messy and expensive government shutdown set the stage for hundreds of thousands of federal workers to return today, Tuesday, but some say they fear they …
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 8:34 p.m.
Sequel to Trump’s first year opens with crises, unease
The sequel to President Donald Trump’s first year in office is opening with the lead player hamstrung by a government shutdown and hunkering down amid investigations, crises and political unease.
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 8:40 p.m.
Shutdown continues into workweek, as Senate talks drag on
The government shutdown is set to sow more disruption and political peril Monday after the Senate inched closer but ultimately fell short of an agreement that would have reopened federal …
Sun., Jan. 21, 2018
Eric Cantor: Shutdown shows both parties are governing in a fantasy land
The root causes of today’s shutdown are the same as they were in 2013: a desire to govern in a reality that doesn’t exist.
Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 5:41 p.m.
Government shutdown grounds Air Force sports, upends NFL viewing
The federal government shutdown prompted the Air Force Academy on Saturday to call off sports events and upended plans for military outside the U.S. wanting to follow the NFL’s conference …
Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 3:38 p.m.
Shutdown challenges Trump’s dealmaker branding
He wrote a book on the art of negotiation and was elected to office claiming he alone could end Washington gridlock, but President Donald Trump’s latest attempt to broker a …
Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 3:10 p.m.
Government shutdown: What’s closed, who’s affected
Thousands of federal employees began their weekends gripped with doubt, uncertain of when they’ll be able to return to work and how long they’ll have to go without being paid …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 6:37 p.m.
Geysers yes, Ellis Island no: Some U.S. parks open, some not
Visitors could still ride snowmobiles and ski into Yellowstone National Park on Saturday to marvel at the geysers and buffalo herds, despite the federal government shutdown.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Signs of government shutdown spotty but symbolic
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 …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 12:55 p.m.
Mulvaney has been at center of last 2 government shutdowns
President Donald Trump’s budget chief Mick Mulvaney stormed Washington as a tea party lawmaker elected in 2010, and he hasn’t mellowed much as director of the Office of Management of …
Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 12:36 p.m.
Long shutdown could hurt economy, a short one just ‘a blip’
If the shutdown lasts just days or even a couple of weeks, the robust stock market that President Donald Trump has boasted about probably will emerge unscathed. A longer impasse, …
Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 8:58 a.m.
Congress shuts down the government. Now what?
The U.S. government shutdown began at midnight Friday as Democrats and Republicans failed to resolve a standoff over immigration and spending. Here’s a look at what the parties are fighting …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 10:01 p.m.
GOP, Dems show no sign of retreat in shutdown’s first day
Republicans and Democrats showed no signs of ending their standoff over immigration and spending Saturday as Americans awoke to the first day of a government shutdown and Congress staged a …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 9:52 p.m.
Bad timing: Shutdown spoils Trump’s 1-year festivities
President Donald Trump had hoped to spend the weekend celebrating the one-year anniversary of his inauguration amid friends at his opulent Palm Beach, Florida, estate. Instead, he’s facing a government …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 9:43 p.m.
U.S. government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other
The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration in a …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 8:13 p.m.
Pence’s Mideast trip still on
Vice President Mike Pence is making his fifth visit to Israel, returning to a region he’s visited “a million times” in his heart.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 7:21 p.m.
Gov’t shutdown deadline nears; Trump says ‘not looking good’
President Donald Trump and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer met Friday afternoon in an eleventh-hour effort to avert a government shutdown, with a bitterly divided Washington locked in partisan stare-down …
Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 8:48 p.m.
Immigration deal distant as leaders try to avert shutdown
A deal between President Donald Trump and Congress to protect young immigrants from deportation remained distant Tuesday, as House Republicans leaders turned their attention to building support for a backup …
Tue., Jan. 16, 2018
Shutdown looms as Republicans seek short-term spending deal for government
Chances of a government shutdown grew Monday as Republicans concluded that they would be unable to reach a long-term spending accord by the Friday deadline.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
Trump 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 …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
House GOP slates vote on pared-back spending bill
House Republicans unveiled a new, stripped-down spending bill Thursday, aiming to prevent a government shutdown this weekend and allow quarreling lawmakers to punt most of their unfinished business into the …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 8:07 p.m.
Shutdown clock ticking, GOP struggling for spending deal
With a shutdown clock ticking toward a Friday midnight deadline, congressional Republicans scrambled on Wednesday to finalize a must-pass spending bill.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 6:49 p.m.
Congress averts shutdown, sends Trump stopgap spending bill
Congress on Thursday passed a stopgap spending bill to prevent a government shutdown this weekend and buy time for challenging talks on a wide range of unfinished business on Capitol …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 4:28 p.m.
Trump says government shutdown possible, blames Democrats
President Donald Trump warned Wednesday that a government shutdown was possible this weekend because Democrats were demanding to have “illegal immigrants pouring into our country,” tossing incendiary rhetoric onto a …
Sun., July 9, 2017
Spin Control: Maybe Washington should change the rules for writing its budget
Some ideas to avoid the threat of a government shutdown the next time an operating budget is written.
Sat., July 1, 2017, 4:28 p.m.
New Jerseyans feeling impact of state government shutdown
New Jerseyans were feeling the impact as a state government shutdown took effect Saturday, shuttering parks and other public sites and disrupting ferry service to Liberty and Ellis islands.
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 11:30 p.m.
Shutdown averted as $43.7 billion state budget passed and signed
Legislature passes 2017-19 operating budget and a major revision to the property tax system on the last day of the fiscal year to stave off a partial government shutdown.