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April 5, 2024 at 8:27 PM

Why it always feels like the government is about to shut down

Congress has increasingly turned to repeated stopgap bills to punt funding deadlines.
April 5, 2024 at 8:27 PM
Why it always feels like the government is about to shut down
1 month ago

Government shutdown averted as Congress passes spending bill

President Joe Biden signed the bipartisan bill into law that includes money to hire 2,000 additional border agents to assist with the ongoing migrant crisis at the Southern border.
1 month ago
Government shutdown averted as Congress passes spending bill
1 month ago

Biden signs $1.2 trillion government funding package, averting partial shutdown

The Senate passed the $1.2 trillion government funding bills early Saturday in a 74-24 vote.
1 month ago
Biden signs $1.2 trillion government funding package, averting partial shutdown
1 month ago

$1.2 trillion dollar government spending deal passes

It includes a pay raise for U.S. troops, funding to hire about 2,000 new border patrol agents and additional funds for head start, childcare, cancer and Alzheimer's research.
1 month ago
$1.2 trillion dollar government spending deal passes
1 month ago

House passes package to avoid partial shutdown

The 1.2 trillion government funding package passed despite pushback from far-right GOP members.
1 month ago
House passes package to avoid partial shutdown
1 month ago

House passes package to avert partial government shutdown

The funding package now heads to the Senate. It's not clear when a vote would happen in the chamber.
1 month ago
House passes package to avert partial government shutdown
1 month ago

What's in the $1.2 trillion government funding package: Key and controversial provisions

The long-awaited bipartisan government funding package bill text was released early Thursday morning as a shutdown looms.
1 month ago
What's in $1.2 trillion government funding package: Key and controversial provisions
1 month ago

Government shutdown on the horizon?

Congressional leaders are once again racing to pass a bipartisan funding bill to avert a partial government shutdown ahead of tomorrow's deadline.
1 month ago
Government shutdown on the horizon?
1 month ago

'We had to get our government funded': Speaker Johnson outlines plan to avert shutdown

With days until a partial government shutdown deadline, Speaker Mike Johnson said the newly negotiated bill text for the funding package will be out Wednesday afternoon.
1 month ago
'We had to get our government funded': Johnson outlines plan to avert shutdown
1 month ago

A government shutdown is looming, again. Why time is running out to avert it, despite agreement on DHS funding

Congressional leaders and the White House have reached an agreement to fund DHS, one of the last hurdles to prevent a partial government shutdown deadline Friday.
1 month ago
Congressional leaders reach funding agreement -- but could a shutdown still happen?
1 month ago

Lawmakers reach deal to avert government shutdown

President Joe Biden said he'll sign it as soon as it reaches his desk.
1 month ago
Lawmakers reach deal to avert government shutdown
1 month ago

Government shutdown looms as Congress sorts through DHS funding

Congress is beginning the week without a deal to avert a partial government shutdown by Friday's deadline.
1 month ago
Government shutdown looms as Congress sorts through DHS funding
1 month ago

Senate passes 6 funding bills to avert partial government shutdown before midnight deadline

The Senate voted 75-22 to pass six funding bills that will keep programs governed by them funded through the end of September.
1 month ago
Senate averts partial government shutdown, advances 6 major funding bills
1 month ago

House passes funding bills to avert partial government shutdown

The House is voting on a package of six government funding bills Wednesday afternoon to avert a partial government shutdown before the Friday deadline.
1 month ago
House passes funding bills to avert partial government shutdown
2 months ago

Congress temporarily avoids government shutdown

ABC News chief Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl discusses new deadlines to avoid a government shutdown and top contenders to replace Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
2 months ago
Congress temporarily avoids government shutdown
2 months ago

Bill to avert shutdown heads to Biden

Senior White House Correspondent Selina Wang talks about the plans for a more permanent funding bill.
2 months ago
Bill to avert shutdown heads to Biden
2 months ago

Senate passes short-term funding bill to avert government shutdown

The Senate passed a short-term funding bill to avert a partial government shutdown Thursday evening.
2 months ago
Senate passes short-term funding bill to avert government shutdown
2 months ago

Deal reached to avoid partial government shutdown

The House and Senate are set to vote Thursday on a bipartisan deal to avert a partial government shutdown ahead of Thursday's deadline.
2 months ago
Deal reached to avoid partial government shutdown
2 months ago

Congress set to vote on bipartisan deal to fund the government

The vote will avert a partial government shutdown.
2 months ago
Congress set to vote on bipartisan deal to fund the government
2 months ago

Here's what to know if a partial government shutdown goes into effect

Congress is scrambling to lock in a plan to keep several key government agencies funded before a Friday deadline -- or risk a partial government shutdown.
2 months ago
Here's what to know if a partial government shutdown goes into effect
2 months ago

Government shutdown deadline looms

Lawmakers are facing a Friday deadline to pass a spending bill to avert a partial government shutdown.
2 months ago
Government shutdown deadline looms
2 months ago

Biden, Hill leaders show optimism on shutdown, but have 'intense' talk on Ukraine

Biden hosted the "Big 4" leaders to discuss Ukraine aid and government funding with a partial shutdown deadline just days away.
2 months ago
Biden, Hill leaders show optimism on shutdown, but have 'intense' talk on Ukraine
2 months ago

Schumer, Johnson deliver remarks following meeting with Biden on Ukraine aid bill

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called the meeting the most intense he's ever had, but both he and House Speaker Mike Johnson are confident a government shutdown can be averted.
2 months ago
Schumer, Johnson deliver remarks following meeting with Biden on Ukraine aid bill
2 months ago

Biden meeting with congressional leaders over government shutdown

President Biden is meeting with top congressional leaders Tuesday as they face a Friday deadline to pass a spending bill to avoid a partial government shutdown.
2 months ago
Biden meeting with congressional leaders over government shutdown
2 months ago

Washington scrambles to avoid partial government shutdown

All four congressional leaders will head to the White House on Tuesday for a critical meeting with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to avoid a partial shutdown on March 1.
2 months ago
Washington scrambles to avoid partial government shutdown
2 months ago

Here we go again: Congress faces looming government shutdown deadline

Congress has its back against the wall as the clock ticks down to renew funding for several key government programs before a looming funding deadline.
2 months ago
Here we go again: Congress faces looming government shutdown deadline
3 months ago

Biden signs stopgap measure to avoid partial government shutdown

The measure keeps funding going until early March.
3 months ago
Biden signs stopgap measure to avoid partial government shutdown
3 months ago

Congress holds off government shutdown for a few more weeks

Congress has passed a short-term spending bill to avert a partial government shutdown, just a day before the deadline. The deal is now headed to President Biden's desk to be signed.
3 months ago
Congress holds off government shutdown for a few more weeks
3 months ago

No snow day for the Senate as Congress looks to avert a government shutdown

Senator will have to brave the winter weather to cast the first in a series of votes that they hope will stave off a partial government shutdown at week's end.
3 months ago
No snow day for the Senate as Congress looks to avert a government shutdown
3 months ago

House cancels votes due to weather ahead of possible shutdown

Congressional leaders agreed to a deal, but they still need to pass a short-term funding bill before time runs out on Friday.
3 months ago
House cancels votes due to weather ahead of possible shutdown
3 months ago

Congressional leaders reach short-term funding deal

Congress averted another possible government shutdown Saturday night agreeing on a funding deal to keep the government open until March.
3 months ago
Congressional leaders reach short-term funding deal
3 months ago

Congressional leaders reach short-term funding deal to keep government open: Sources

A short-term deal has been reached by congressional leaders to keep the government open until March, sources said.
3 months ago
Congressional leaders reach short-term deal to fund government: Sources
3 months ago

A partial government shutdown could happen next week. Here's what you need to know

The next week in Congress will be consumed by efforts to keep the lights on as Congress is running up against a funding deadline.
3 months ago
A partial government shutdown could happen next week. Here's what you need to know
3 months ago

Speaker Johnson sticking to top-line funding deal to avert shutdown

Despite days of pressure from his Republican colleagues, House Speaker Mike Johnson says the agreement he negotiated with the Senate will remain in place.
3 months ago
Speaker Johnson sticking to top-line funding deal to avert shutdown
3 months ago

In blow to Johnson's leadership, GOP hard-liners revolt over government funding deal

A group of hard-line conservatives tanked a procedural vote in revolt of a tentative funding deal negotiated by congressional leaders to prevent a government shutdown.
3 months ago
In blow to Johnson's leadership, GOP hard-liners revolt over government funding deal
3 months ago

Congressional leaders announce spending deal that would avert next government shutdown

Congressional leaders have reached agreement on the overall price tag of the next batch of government spending bills, sources say -- a major step in averting a shutdown
3 months ago
Congressional leaders announce spending deal that would stop next government shutdown
5 months ago

Bill to avert shutdown heads to Senate

The Senate must act before a Friday deadline, after the House passed a funding bill Tuesday night to keep the government running.
5 months ago
Bill to avert shutdown heads to Senate
5 months ago

House passes bill to avoid government shutdown

New speaker of the House Mike Johnson faced significant opposition from his own party to get lawmakers to pass a short-term bill to keep the government funded through early next year.
5 months ago
House passes bill to avoid government shutdown
5 months ago

House votes to keep government open

The bill passed despite 93 Republicans voting no. It now heads to the Senate where it is expected to pass.
5 months ago
House votes to keep government open
5 months ago

Vote set for funding to avert government shutdown

ABC News’ Jay O’Brien has the latest on Speaker Johnson’s effort to wrangle votes for his budget plan to avert Friday’s shutdown deadline.
5 months ago
Vote set for funding to avert government shutdown
5 months ago

Holiday travel in jeopardy?

ABC News’ Andrea Fujii explains how a possible government shutdown later this week could spell chaos for millions of Americans planning to travel this holiday season.
5 months ago
Holiday travel in jeopardy?
5 months ago

With GOP opposition, Speaker Mike Johnson would need Democratic votes to pass plan to avert shutdown

The House is set to hold a floor vote Tuesday on a plan Speaker Mike Johnson has pitched to avert a government shutdown -- yet it appears he will need Democrats’ votes.
5 months ago
With GOP opposition, Johnson needs Democratic votes to pass plan to avert shutdown
5 months ago

House speaker clashes with GOP over how to avert government shutdown

Speaker Mike Johnson’s plan would split funding into two parts, keeping agencies like Veteran Affairs, Transportation and Housing functioning until January and the rest of the government until February.
5 months ago
House speaker clashes with GOP over how to avert government shutdown
5 months ago

Government shutdown looms as new speaker pitches spending plan

ABC News’ Jay O’Brien has details on the House Speaker Mike Johnson’s budget pitch as a government shutdown looms.
5 months ago
Government shutdown looms as new speaker pitches spending plan
5 months ago

Government shutdown looms as Thanksgiving approaches

House Speaker Mike Johnson is planning to bring a vote to the floor on Tuesday.
5 months ago
Government shutdown looms as Thanksgiving approaches
5 months ago

What happens if the government shuts down ahead of Thanksgiving

House Speaker Mike Johnson has a plan to avoid a government shutdown. But if the rest of Washington doesn't agree, here's how a shutdown could impact your holiday plans.
5 months ago
What happens if the government shuts down ahead of Thanksgiving
5 months ago

House Speaker Mike Johnson works to avert shutdown

Mike Johnson is facing pushback from both sides of the aisle over his new plan to stop the looming government shutdown.
5 months ago
House Speaker Mike Johnson works to avert shutdown
5 months ago

First big test for House Speaker Mike Johnson

Johnson has until the end of the week to help avert a government shutdown.
5 months ago
First big test for House Speaker Mike Johnson
5 months ago

House Speaker Mike Johnson pitches new plan to postpone government shutdown

Johnson’s two-part proposal would keep parts of the government, like housing and transportation, funded through Jan. 19 and other parts, like homeland security, funded through Feb. 2.
5 months ago
House Speaker Mike Johnson pitches new plan to postpone government shutdown
5 months ago

Lawmakers hope to avert looming government shutdown

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson is pitching his plan to fellow Republicans, but has already garnered thumbs-down from at least three GOP members. The White House calls the plan “unserious.”
5 months ago
Lawmakers hope to avert looming government shutdown