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10 months 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.
10 months 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
2 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.
2 years ago
Government shutdown looming ahead of Thanksgiving
2 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.
2 years ago
FBI director's angry message to employees: Shutdown is 'unfair'
2 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.
2 years ago
Lawmaker wants to know how much officials spent on travel during the shutdown
2 years ago

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

It was "phenomenally disruptive on every level and expensive" for diplomacy.
2 years ago
2nd shutdown dodged as State Department still grapples with 1st
2 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.
2 years ago
Countdown to another possible govt shutdown as new border deal hits snag
2 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
2 years ago
2 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.
2 years ago
IRS struggling with shutdown backlog, new laws, 'antiquated' technology
2 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.
2 years ago
Lawmakers line up behind bipartisan border deal to avert another government shutdown
2 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.
2 years ago
Trump 'not happy' with congressional border deal but says shutdown unlikely
2 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.
2 years ago
Border security negotiations stall days before another possible government shutdown
2 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.
2 years ago
Negotiators reach agreement 'in principle' to avoid another shutdown
2 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.
2 years ago
Trump: Fate of looming Friday shutdown 'up to the Democrats'
2 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.
2 years ago
Talks on Capitol Hill stall as another shutdown looms
2 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.
2 years ago
Another government shutdown looms
2 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.
2 years ago
Congress negotiators working hard to avert yet another government shutdown
2 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.
2 years ago
White House not ruling out another government shutdown
2 years ago

Likely deal would give Trump fraction of desired wall money

Leaders of both parties voicing optimism that a deal can be reached.
2 years ago
Border security deal seems near, easing shutdown concerns
2 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.
2 years ago
New signs that Dems, GOP will come to agreement on border to prevent shutdown
2 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.
2 years ago
Data drought from government shutdown left industry leaders 'essentially blind'
2 years ago

Who's to blame for the government shutdown?

Pollster Frank Luntz shares what he's heard from average Americans.
2 years ago
Who's to blame for the government shutdown?
2 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
2 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
3 years ago

Shutdown cost U.S. economy $11 billion

The White House disputes that government estimate. ABC News' Serena Marshall reports.
3 years ago
Shutdown cost U.S. economy $11 billion
3 years ago

Federal employees back at work Monday, facing backlogs and IT issues

Hundreds of thousands of federal government employees headed back to work Monday, but with backlogs built up, it could be a while before it's back to business as usual.
3 years ago
Federal employees back at work facing backlogs, IT issues
3 years ago

'I'm scared': Cardi B weighs in on the government shutdown

Rapper Cardi B said she's "scared" because of the government shutdown.
3 years ago
'I'm scared': Cardi B weighs in on the government shutdown
3 years ago

Joshua Tree National Park reopens after government shutdown

Employees and park rangers at Joshua Tree National Park in California are back on the job for the first time since the government shutdown on December 22, 2018.
3 years ago
Joshua Tree National Park reopens after government shutdown
3 years ago

Government shutdown cost $11 billion to economy

The Congressional Budget Office estimated the longest shutdown in U.S. history came at a price: an $11 billion cost to the economy, $3 billion of which will never be recovered.
3 years ago
Government shutdown cost $11 billion to economy
3 years ago

White House disputes CBO report estimating shutdown cost economy $11 billion

"In a $20 trillion economy, it's awfully hard to make even the best guesstimates of those kinds of small fractions of numbers," said Larry Kudlow, director of the U.S. National Economic Council.
3 years ago
White House disputes CBO report estimating shutdown cost economy $11 billion
3 years ago

Report predicts shutdown cost economy $11 billion

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
Report predicts shutdown cost economy $11 billion
3 years ago

Federal workers return amid threat of another shutdown

A new ABC News-Washington Post poll suggests nearly two-thirds of Americans don't trust either the president or Democrats to do what's right for the country.
3 years ago
Federal workers return amid threat of another shutdown
3 years ago

Trump sets odds of reaching deal on wall at less than 50-50

Trump says the odds congressional negotiators will craft a deal to end his border wall standoff with Congress are "less than 50-50"
3 years ago
Trump OK with second shutdown over border spat, White House says
3 years ago

Trump warns another shutdown could happen

The president and Pelosi remain at odds over Trump's wall with federal workers worrying they'll be out of a job again in three weeks.
3 years ago
Trump warns another shutdown could happen
3 years ago
Government shutdown cost US economy at least $6B, more than border wall: S&P
3 years ago

Government reopens after longest shutdown in US history

President Trump and congressional leaders agreed to a temporary deal to end the shutdown.
3 years ago
Government reopens after longest shutdown in US history
3 years ago

Federal workers react to short-term funding deal

How long will it take to pay the furloughed workers?
3 years ago
Federal workers react to short-term funding deal
3 years ago

Trump signs bill to reopen government for 3 weeks

President Donald Trump announced Friday that there is a potential deal to reopen the government for three weeks.
3 years ago
Trump signs bill to reopen government for 3 weeks
3 years ago

When will federal workers get paid? Trump says it will happen 'fast.'

After a 35-day government shutdown, federal workers are wondering when they will get their next paycheck. Trump says it'll happen "fast."
3 years ago
When will federal workers get paid? Trump says it will happen 'fast.'
3 years ago

Flights delayed in New York and Florida due to air traffic control absences, ground stop at LaGuardia Airport: FAA

Air traffic controllers have been working without pay throughout the shutdown.
3 years ago
Flights delayed due to air traffic control absences, ground stop at LaGuardia: FAA
3 years ago

Trump announces short-term plan to end shutdown

The deal will not get the president money for his border wall but federal workers will receive back pay.
3 years ago
Trump announces short-term plan to end shutdown
3 years ago

'Are we going to have to go through this mess again?' Federal workers worry about the staying power of a shutdown deal

It's day 35 of the longest-ever shutdown in government history. Around 800,000 federal workers will begin to miss paychecks on Friday.
3 years ago
Will we 'go through this mess again?' Federal workers question shutdown deal details