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3 months ago

Senate averts government shutdown after amendments to repeal COVID mandates fail

A short-term bill will keep the government funded through March 11.
3 months ago
Senate averts government shutdown
3 months ago

House approves short-term bill averting federal shutdown

The House has approved legislation financing federal agencies for another month
3 months ago
House nears OK of short-term bill averting federal shutdown
5 months ago

Possibility of government shutdown amid COVID-19 variant surge

Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, shares his opinion on whether a government shutdown will happen as COVID-19 variants emerge in the United States.
5 months ago
Possibility of government shutdown amid COVID-19 variant surge
5 months ago

Government shutdown looms as lawmakers scramble

A small group of Republican senators say they won’t vote to keep the government funded unless Congress blocks funding for the president’s vaccinate mandates for businesses.
5 months ago
Government shutdown looms as lawmakers scramble
6 months ago

Biden signs last-minute deal to avert government shutdown

Biden on Thursday signed a deal to avert a government shutdown that with the president's signature would narrowly avoid a government shutdown.
6 months ago
Biden signs last-minute deal to avert government shutdown
7 months ago

House votes to temporarily raise debt limit

The House voted Tuesday on a bill that will temporarily raise the debt ceiling by $480 billion through early December.
7 months ago
House votes to temporarily raise debt limit
7 months ago

Moderates and progressives point fingers amid infrastructure debate

President Joe Biden is trying to push Democrats to a common ground on his massive infrastructure plan.
7 months ago
Moderates and progressives point fingers amid infrastructure debate
8 months ago

Congress passes last-minute deal to avert shutdown

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she still plans to go ahead with a vote on a bipartisan infrastructure bill, despite progressive Democrats vowing to defeat it.
8 months ago
Congress passes last-minute deal to avert shutdown
8 months ago

Senate reaches last-minute deal to avert government shutdown

The Senate approved the temporary funding bill with a 65-35 vote.
8 months ago
Senate reaches last-minute deal to avert government shutdown
8 months ago

Senate reaches deal to avert government shutdown

The Senate votes Thursday on a last-minute deal to avert a government shutdown.
8 months ago
Senate reaches deal to avert government shutdown
8 months ago

Senate leaders expected to vote on bill to avert government shutdown

With just hours left until government funding runs out, senators said they are ready to move forward to avoid a government shutdown.
8 months ago
Senate leaders expected to vote on bill to avert government shutdown
8 months ago

Budget deadline approaches to avert government shutdown

Congress has until the end of the day Thursday to pass a temporary funding bill. The House voted on a bill to raise the debt limit and President Joe Biden stepped into infrastructure negotiations.
8 months ago
Budget deadline approaches to avert government shutdown
8 months ago

If there's a government shutdown, here’s what you need to know

If there's a government shutdown, Americans can expect delays in services with agencies closing and reducing staff.
8 months ago
If there's a government shutdown, here's what you need to know
8 months ago

Congress scrambles ahead of government shutdown deadline

With just 48 hours to go until a shutdown, Senate leaders from both parties are trying to reach an agreement to fast track a bill that would keep the government funded until Dec. 3.
8 months ago
Congress scrambles ahead of government shutdown deadline
8 months ago

How a government shutdown would affect Americans

As the deadline for the government shutdown looms, ABC News' Rebecca Jarvis reports on the immediate consequences it could have for employees and the ripple down effects for everyday Americans.
8 months ago
How a government shutdown would affect Americans
8 months ago

Treasury secretary warns of 'calamity' if Congress doesn't raise debt limit

Testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, Yellen said the U.S. would hit its debt limit as early as Oct. 18.
8 months ago
Treasury secretary warns of 'calamity' if Congress doesn't raise debt limit
8 months ago

Vote on $1 trillion infrastructure pushed to Thursday

Progressives say they will block the bill unless the House and Senate moderates commit to also passing a much larger economic package. Other lawmakers say the bill’s price tag must come down.
8 months ago
Vote on $1 trillion infrastructure pushed to Thursday
8 months ago

Debt limit debate continues

South Dakota Sen. John Thune talks about the showdown over raising the debt limit.
8 months ago
Debt limit debate continues
2 years ago

House passes short-term spending bill to avoid government shutdown

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin reached the deal Tuesday night to avoid a government shutdown. The bill heads to the Senate.
2 years ago
House passes short-term spending bill to avoid government shutdown
2 years ago

House passes bills to avert government shutdown

The spending package -- consisting of two separate spending bills and thousands of pages of legislative text -- was introduced on Monday, and includes a boost on domestic spending.
2 years ago
House passes bills to avert government shutdown
2 years ago

House passes pair of funding bills to avert government shutdown

The House has passed a pair of funding measures, voting across party lines to avert a government shutdown.
2 years ago
House passes funding bills to avert government shutdown
3 years ago

Congress may be headed toward another government shutdown

President Donald Trump on Sunday signaled that he is not committed to keeping the federal government open later this month.
3 years ago
Government shutdown looming ahead of Thanksgiving
3 years ago

FBI director's angry message to employees: Shutdown is 'unfair'

In an angry video message sent to employees on Friday, FBI Director Chris Wray called the government shutdown "unfair" to agents working without getting paid.
3 years ago
FBI director's angry message to employees: Shutdown is 'unfair'
3 years ago

Democratic lawmaker asks for answers on travel costs during historic government shutdown

The top Democrat on the committee that oversees government operations wants the receipts for travel by top officials during the historic government shutdown.
3 years ago
Lawmaker wants to know how much officials spent on travel during the shutdown
3 years ago

2nd shutdown dodged as State Department still grapples with 1st

It was "phenomenally disruptive on every level and expensive" for diplomacy.
3 years ago
2nd shutdown dodged as State Department still grapples with 1st
3 years ago

Countdown to another possible govt shutdown as new border deal hits snag

Congress continues getting closer to a vote on a new border security deal, though Trump still has not committed to signing the new agreement.
3 years ago
Countdown to another possible govt shutdown as new border deal hits snag
3 years ago

US unemployment claims rise by 4,000 to 239,000

US unemployment claims rise to 239,000; four-week average highest since January 2018
3 years ago
3 years ago

IRS struggling with shutdown backlog, new laws, 'antiquated' technology

The agency is fighting to keep up with taxpayer questions, a new report shows.
3 years ago
IRS struggling with shutdown backlog, new laws, 'antiquated' technology
3 years ago

Lawmakers line up behind bipartisan border deal to avert another government shutdown

The deal includes $1.375 billion to build a physical barrier on the southern border. That's significantly less than the $1.6 billion that President Trump rejected in December.
3 years ago
Lawmakers line up behind bipartisan border deal to avert another government shutdown
3 years ago

Trump 'not happy' with congressional border deal but says shutdown unlikely

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he's "not happy" with the congressional border deal.
3 years ago
Trump 'not happy' with congressional border deal but says shutdown unlikely
3 years ago

Border security negotiations stall days before another possible government shutdown

Bipartisan border security talks stalled over the weekend, now leaving only four days until a second possible government shutdown.
3 years ago
Border security negotiations stall days before another possible government shutdown
3 years ago

Negotiators reach agreement 'in principle' to avoid another shutdown

Details of the agreement have not been released, but Congressional sources told ABC News the deal includes $1.375 billion for physical barriers at the southern border.
3 years ago
Negotiators reach agreement 'in principle' to avoid another shutdown
3 years ago

Trump: Fate of looming Friday shutdown 'up to the Democrats'

Lawmakers are at an impasse over whether to limit the number of undocumented immigrants detained by ICE.
3 years ago
Trump: Fate of looming Friday shutdown 'up to the Democrats'
3 years ago

Talks on Capitol Hill stall as another shutdown looms

Negotiators are at an impasse with just four days to go, and Trump has three options: agree to another short-term fix, declare a national emergency to go around Congress or shut down the government.
3 years ago
Talks on Capitol Hill stall as another shutdown looms
3 years ago

Another government shutdown looms

Lawmakers appear to be at an impasse over funding for President Donald Trump's border wall once again. ABC News' Janai Norman reports.
3 years ago
Another government shutdown looms
3 years ago

Congress negotiators working hard to avert yet another government shutdown

Talks between parties in the U.S. government are left at a standstill over issues including funding for border protection and treatment for detained individuals.
3 years ago
Congress negotiators working hard to avert yet another government shutdown
3 years ago

White House not ruling out another government shutdown

Failure to reach an agreement on border funding could risk a government shutdown before a Feb. 15 deadline - only three weeks after the longest shutdown in U.S. history.
3 years ago
White House not ruling out another government shutdown
3 years ago

Likely deal would give Trump fraction of desired wall money

Leaders of both parties voicing optimism that a deal can be reached.
3 years ago
Border security deal seems near, easing shutdown concerns
3 years ago

New signs that Dems, GOP will come to agreement on border to prevent shutdown

The bipartisan committee charged with brokering a border deal is inching closer to a solution.
3 years ago
New signs that Dems, GOP will come to agreement on border to prevent shutdown
3 years ago

Data drought from government shutdown left industry leaders 'essentially blind'

During the government shutdown, the releases of key reports and data were delayed. Now there is a backlog. Here are the impacts.
3 years ago
Data drought from government shutdown left industry leaders 'essentially blind'
3 years ago

Who's to blame for the government shutdown?

Pollster Frank Luntz shares what he's heard from average Americans.
3 years ago
Who's to blame for the government shutdown?
3 years ago

Some workers still unpaid after shutdown, dread what's next

Many federal workers are still reeling financially and waiting to be made whole after the longest government shutdown in U.S. history
3 years ago
3 years ago

Trump says there's a 'good chance' he'll declare national emergency

President Donald Trump said there's a 'good chance' he'll declare a national emergency to get border wall money after calling congressional talks a "waste of time."
3 years ago
Trump says there's a 'good chance' he'll declare national emergency
3 years ago

Native American communities worry about long-term effects from shutdown, new bill seeks to protect them

While the temporary deal to end the shutdown brings relief, some are concerned about the long-term effects will have on Native American communities.
3 years ago
Native American communities worry about long-term effects from shutdown
3 years ago

Trump makes the case for declaring a national emergency to fund border wall

The president hopes to secure border security funding as the deadline looms to prevent another government shutdown on February 15.
3 years ago
Trump makes the case for declaring a national emergency to fund border wall
3 years ago

Seals storm California beach closed to the public during gov't shutdown

Seals inhabit a Northern California beach closed due to the partial government shutdown and now show no signs of leaving.
3 years ago
Seals storm California beach closed to the public during gov't shutdown
3 years ago

National parks rush to repair damage after shutdown

National parks across the U.S. are scrambling to clean up and repair damage that visitors and storms caused during the recent government shutdown
3 years ago
3 years ago

Border security talks begin with no sign of compromise to avert another government shutdown

Talks between House and Senate negotiators showed little sign of progress Wednesday on the stickiest of issues: border wall funding.
3 years ago
Border security talks begin with no sign of compromise to avert a government shutdown
3 years ago

Ban government shutdowns? Some Republicans and Democrats want to make it the law

Lawmakers have introduced several proposals that would stop another shutdown if government funding lapses.
3 years ago
Ban government shutdowns? Some Republicans and Democrats want to make it the law
3 years ago

Report estimates shutdown cost economy $11 billion, $3 billion of which won't be recovered

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that the longest-running government shutdown in U.S. history came at a price: costing the economy $11 billion.
3 years ago
Shutdown cost economy $11B, report estimates