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Dec 2,2015 at 4:03 PM EST
Threatening a government shutdown isn't usually a very viable strategy, especially going into an election year.
Oct 27,2015 at 8:55 AM EST
House Republican leaders struck a budget deal made with the White House just before midnight Monday aimed at averting a government shutdown and forestalling a debt crisis. The House could vote on the deal Wednesday. (Oct. 27)
Oct 2,2015 at 1:27 AM EST
The U.S. is facing a potential railway shutdown on Jan. 1, 2016, that could hurt the economy more than 2013's government shutdown.
Oct 1,2015 at 3:35 PM EST
Congress passed a last minute spending bill on Wednesday night, averting a government shutdown with just a few hours to spare. The spending bill provides the liquidity needed to keep various government agencies running until December 11. In the House
Oct 1,2015 at 1:15 PM EST
A government shutdown has been averted. Just seven hours before federal agencies ran out of money, the House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill funding the federal government through Dec. 11th. Congressional Democrats and Republicans say t
Oct 1,2015 at 11:53 AM EST
A government shutdown has been averted. Just seven hours before federal agencies ran out of money, the House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill funding the federal government through Dec. 11th. Congressional Democrats and Republicans say t
Sep 30,2015 at 10:23 PM EST
John Boehner's decision to step down as speaker of the House comes during crucial government shutdown talks. Great timing, right?
Sep 25,2015 at 6:18 PM EST
WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- House Speaker John Boehner shocked his colleagues and the country by announcing his plans to step down, not just from his role as Speaker but from his Congressional seat.
Sep 25,2015 at 2:29 PM EST
WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, who represents Washington, D.C., released a statement about Speaker John Boehner's resignation.
Sep 22,2015 at 11:58 AM EST
Senate Democrats blocked Republican legislation Tuesday prohibiting most late-term abortions
Sep 16,2015 at 6:14 PM EST
Congress has to pass a spending plan within two weeks or face another government shutdown. And there's no sign it's getting close to a deal.
Sep 13,2015 at 12:03 AM EST
Conservative lawmakers are threatening another government shutdown unless Planned Parenthood is denied federal funding.
Feb 27,2015 at 10:17 PM EST
The measure now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature.
Jan 21,2015 at 12:02 AM EST
President Obama said Tuesday the nation is ready to "turn the page" from years of hardship, and used his State of the Union speech to promote an ambitious program of "middle class economics" in the face of new Republican majorities in Congress.
Dec 17,2014 at 12:21 AM EST
President Obama signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill into law Tuesday night.