Stories tagged: shutdown
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 3:38 p.m.
Two new faces and old partisan standoffs as Congress returns
There will be two fresh Senate faces and plenty of familiar but stubborn clashes facing lawmakers as Congress begins its 2018 session Wednesday.
Mon., Jan. 1, 2018, 11:39 a.m.
Congress returns to a full slate of difficult issues
Congress faces a jam-packed to-do list when it returns this week, with deadlines looming on difficult issues – including how to fund the government and avoid a shutdown, stabilizing the …
Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 9:11 p.m.
Senate approves stopgap measure, evading shutdown
Congress passed a stopgap spending bill Thursday, averting a partial government shutdown at midnight Friday but pushing into January showdowns on spending, immigration, health care and national security.
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: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 9:53 a.m.
Trump signs 2-week spending bill to avoid shutdown
President Donald Trump has signed a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and keep the federal government running through Dec. 22.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 9:19 p.m.
McConnell: No government shutdown this week over immigration
Testing the resolve of Democrats, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declared Sunday there won’t be a government shutdown this week over the question of protecting immigrants brought to the country …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 3:47 p.m.
House GOP unveils plan to avert government shutdown
House GOP leaders have unveiled a plan to avert a government shutdown next weekend and keep the government open through Dec. 22.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
GOP pressing plan to avert government shutdown on Dec. 8
House GOP leaders are looking to keep the government’s doors open through Dec. 22. They’re hoping that talks with Democrats over spending and immigration could head off a government shutdown …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 6:27 p.m.
GOP shoves tax overhaul ahead; shutdown still a threat
Republicans held together and shoved their signature tax overhaul a crucial step ahead Tuesday as wavering GOP senators showed a growing openness. But its fate remained uncertain, and a planned …
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, …