Stories tagged: government shutdown
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 9:19 a.m.
Pence’s Mideast trip still on as government shutdown looms
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, 10:01 a.m.
Trump, Schumer to meet as Dems, GOP trade pre-shutdown blame
A bitterly divided Washington hurtled toward a government shutdown Friday in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger …
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.
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 10:14 p.m.
Dozens gather in Spokane to protest looming state government shutdown if budget deal isn’t reached
About 60 people gathered in Spokane Thursday afternoon as part of a statewide series of rallies to plead with the legislature to pass a budget before the state government is …
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 10:28 p.m.
Budget clock ‘running out,’ Inslee warns, as third special session starts
Legislature starts its third special session with Gov. Jay Inslee vowing to veto a short-term budget.
UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 9:48 p.m.
Spokane lessons learned from the last government shutdown: it’s inconvenient, expensive and stings the poor
When the federal government shut down in October 2013, people were left without paychecks, without food assistance, and in some cases, without a place to camp.
UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 10:31 p.m.
Trump backs away from demand for border wall money
Partisan disputes over health care and President Donald Trump’s border wall threw must-pass spending legislation into jeopardy Monday days ahead of a government shutdown deadline.
Wed., April 19, 2017, 9:43 a.m.
Poll: Border wall fight should not prompt government shutdown
A new Economist Group/YouGov poll found that a majority of Americans think it’s most important for Congress to avoid a government shutdown, even if it means leaving behind a proposal …
Fri., March 31, 2017, 5:45 a.m.
Shutdown? GOP says no as it tries to save Trump priorities
The last thing President Donald Trump needs on his 100th day in office is a government shutdown. So with four weeks to go, Trump and Republican leaders are trying to …
Thu., March 30, 2017, 5:26 a.m.
Lawmakers hope to avert government shutdown
After weeks of partisan fighting over health care and the Supreme Court, lawmakers have less than one month to come together and avert a government shutdown.
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 9:31 a.m.
Back pay awarded because of 2013 government shutdown
A federal judge ruled this week that about 25,000 federal employees who worked without pay during the 2013 partial government shutdown are eligible for partial back pay even though they …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 11:43 a.m.
House passes stopgap measure as senators raise objections
A day ahead of a government shutdown deadline, the House easily passed a stopgap spending bill to keep federal agencies running through the end of April. The legislation’s fate in …
Wed., Sept. 30, 2015, 5:47 p.m.
No shutdown: Congress approves bill to keep government open
Just hours before a midnight deadline, a bitterly divided Congress approved a stopgap spending bill Wednesday to keep the federal government open – but with no assurance there won’t be …
Wed., Sept. 30, 2015, 2:35 p.m.
No shutdown: House approves bill to keep government open
Congress is sending legislation to President Barack Obama that would head off the threat of a government shutdown at midnight Wednesday.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 30, 2015, 4:42 p.m.
$700 million for wildfires part of shutdown deal
Legislation to avoid federal government shutdown includes $700 million to help pay for fighting summer wildfires.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 29, 2015, 2:32 p.m.
Murray: No shutdown but budget fight continues
Budget fight in Congress is far from over, Murray says.
UPDATED: Wed., July 1, 2015, 2:01 a.m.
Inslee signs budgets to keep state running
OLYMPIA – With the Legislature lurching toward adjournment and some 20 minutes to spare before a partial government shutdown, Gov. Jay Inslee signed budgets Tuesday night to keep state government …
Fri., June 19, 2015
State workers get layoff warnings as budget deadline nears
OLYMPIA – Washington officials insisted Thursday they were confident the Legislature would pass a budget by June 30 and avoid a partial government shutdown, but not confident that would happen …
Sat., May 30, 2015
Washington state readies for possible shutdown
OLYMPIA – Although Gov. Jay Inslee says he doesn’t expect a state government shutdown on July 1 and legislative leaders say they are doing everything to avoid one, the state …
Sun., Dec. 29, 2013, 4:54 a.m.
2013: Year reviewed from outdoors perspective
A record-smashing run of fall chinook salmon to the Columbia River helped balance the mood for 2013 with the pall of gridlock that stretched into the outdoors from the halls …
Thu., Oct. 31, 2013
Murray, Crapo pursue budget deal again
WASHINGTON – As the 29 members of the congressional Budget Conference Committee gathered for opening remarks Wednesday, perhaps the only thing hanging more heavily in the air of the subterranean …