Stories tagged: shutdown
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 2:27 p.m.
Daunting budget deadlines loom for government
The Trump administration and Congress face a daunting set of budget-related deadlines in the coming weeks. Blowing them could upend global financial markets and cause a partial government shutdown.
Tue., July 4, 2017, 9:12 a.m.
An unapologetic Chris Christie announces deal to end N.J. shutdown
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced late Monday night that he had struck a budget deal with Democrats to end a three-day shutdown of the state government, following an outcry …
UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 6:40 p.m.
N.J. Gov. Chris Christie is blistered over his day at the beach
Gov. Chris Christie got blistered online Monday after he was photographed sunning himself with his family on a New Jersey beach that he had closed to the public because of …
Mon., July 3, 2017, 7:52 a.m.
N.J. government enters third day of shutdown on budget impasse
New Jersey’s government shutdown entered a third day as lawmakers failed to approve a budget for fiscal 2018 and social media lambasted Gov. Chris Christie and his family for lounging …
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.
Sun., June 18, 2017
Editorial: Legislators heading for inexcusable cram session
To pull a cram session on something as momentous and far-reaching as education funding is a dereliction of their duty.
Fri., May 5, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
Congress finishes spending bill, sends legislation to Trump
The Senate has delivered to President Donald Trump the first significant legislation of his presidency, a bipartisan $1.1 trillion spending bill that would keep the government running through September – …
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 6:28 p.m.
Senate OKs bill to fund government through September
The Senate voted on Thursday to approve a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund government through September, preventing the risk of a government shutdown.
UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017, 9:10 p.m.
Government ‘needs a good shutdown,’ frustrated Trump tweets
President Donald Trump declared Tuesday the U.S. government “needs a good shutdown” this fall to fix a “mess” in the Senate, signaling on Twitter his displeasure with a bill to …
UPDATED: Sun., April 30, 2017, 8:39 p.m.
Beyond 100 days, Trump faces more legislative challenges
After more than three months in office without passing any major legislation, President Donald Trump faces a week with a deadline to avert a government shutdown and the possibility of …
Sun., April 30, 2017
Molly Reynolds: One-party rule hasn’t ended divisions
Republicans’ intraparty divisions, Democrats’ attempts to exercise influence where they can, and a polarizing president likely mean a long summer (and fall?) of fiscal fights ahead.
Fri., April 28, 2017, 9:27 a.m.
Congress OKs bill averting government shutdown - for a week
With just hours to spare, Congress easily approved a short-term spending bill Friday that would prevent a partial federal shutdown over the weekend. But on President Donald Trump’s 99th day …
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 8:45 p.m.
GOP says it can pass short-term spending bill without Democrats
Republicans said they would push a short-term spending bill – essential to keeping the government open – through the House Friday with only GOP votes, if necessary.
UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 9:02 p.m.
Shutdown? New president, same old government brinkmanship
There’s an unconventional new president in the White House. And the Republicans now have a new lock on both ends of Washington’s Pennsylvania Avenue. But the capital city is still …
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.
UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017, 12:34 p.m.
White House budget director takes hard line on border wall, as threat of government shutdown looms
White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said Sunday that President Donald Trump might refuse to sign a government spending bill that does not include money for a wall on the …
UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 9:33 p.m.
Possible shutdown, health care quagmire awaiting Congress
Lawmakers returning to Washington this coming week will find a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between President …
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 …
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016, 11:26 a.m.
Democrats threaten shutdown over lack of help for Flint
Senate Democrats on Tuesday threatened to block must-do legislation to prevent the government from shutting down Friday at midnight, battle the Zika virus and help flood-ravaged Louisiana rebuild.
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 1:01 p.m.
What’s in, what’s out of bill to avert government shutdown
The short-term spending bill to prevent the government from shutting down is, to be honest, the only thing lawmakers really have to do before exiting Washington for the fall campaign.
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 1:58 p.m.
Congress struggles to finish Zika aid, prevent shutdown
Congressional negotiators on Monday pressed to wrap up a must-do spending bill to prevent an election-season government shutdown and finally provide money to battle the threat of the Zika virus, …
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 10:44 a.m.
Puerto Rico government could shut down if denied bankruptcy, Treasury official says
The U.S. Treasury Department is warning of a potential government shutdown in Puerto Rico and lengthy litigation if Congress doesn’t approve a bankruptcy mechanism for the U.S. territory soon.
Tue., Dec. 9, 2014, 4:38 p.m.
Lawmakers forge $1.1 trillion spending deal
WASHINGTON (AP) — Time running short, Republicans and Democrats agreed Tuesday on a $1.1 trillion spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and delay a politically-charged struggle over President Barack …
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 …
Sun., Oct. 20, 2013
Spin Control: Shutdown would never have come up under Foley’s leadership
It’s probably just a coincidence that Tom Foley passed away slightly more than a day after the Congress he loved and served so well managed to end the partial government …
Thu., Oct. 17, 2013, 6:50 a.m.
Gov’t reopens after Congress ends 16-day shutdown
WASHINGTON — The government reopened its doors Thursday after a battle-weary Congress approved a bipartisan measure to end a 16-day partial shutdown and avert the possibility of an economy-jarring default …
Thu., Oct. 17, 2013
Landers: National parks reopen; pheasant season coming
Here’s the scoop on two momentous events capturing a lot of attention today: • A deal that ended the federal government shutdown Wednesday night is reopening national wildlife refuges and …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2013, 7:48 p.m.
Obama signs deal into law to end shutdown
WASHINGTON — Up against one last deadline, Congress raced to pass legislation Wednesday avoiding a threatened national default and ending a 16-day partial government shutdown along the strict terms set …
Wed., Oct. 16, 2013
Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ office site of protest, prayer, petition
About a dozen members of area religious groups stood before the shuttered downtown office of U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., Tuesday morning, pushing through the mail slot pages of …