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January 30, 2023, 11:35 AM

McCarthy and Biden to meet on spending and debt ceiling; McCarthy says there will be no default

Speaker Kevin McCarthy says he is set to meet with President Joe Biden on Wednesday to discuss federal government spending and raising the debt ceiling
January 30, 2023, 11:35 AM
McCarthy, Biden to meet on spending and debt; McCarthy says there will be no default
January 29, 2023, 9:08 PM

Biden, McCarthy to discuss debt limit in talks on Wednesday

House speaker says he's looking forward to discussions with President Biden.
January 29, 2023, 9:08 PM
January 22, 2023, 1:38 AM

The AP Interview: Yellen says debt standoff risks ‘calamity’

Treasury secretary calls GOP demands for cuts are "very irresponsible."
January 22, 2023, 1:38 AM
Debt standoff risks creating a ‘calamity,’ Janet Yellen says
1 month ago

Biden signs $1.7T government spending bill, ensuring funding for most of 2023

President Joe Biden Thursday signed the omnibus spending bill into law while on vacation, extending funding for the government into next year.
1 month ago
Biden signs $1.7T government spending bill, ensuring funding for most of 2023
1 month ago

House passes $1.7 trillion government spending bill

The House of Representatives passed a crucial spending bill, avoiding a government shutdown.
1 month ago
House passes $1.7 trillion government spending bill
1 month ago

House passes $1.7T spending bill, sending measure to Biden, averting shutdown

The bill includes defense spending, aid to Ukraine and reforms to the Electoral Count Act with bipartisan support.
1 month ago
9 House Republicans help push massive $1.7T spending bill over the line
1 month ago

House set to vote on government spending bill, hoping to avoid shutdown

Meanwhile, the Jan. 6 committee has released its final report which contains over 800 pages of testimony and information collected throughout the investigation.
1 month ago
House set to vote on government spending bill, hoping to avoid shutdown
1 month ago

Senate passes spending bill

The Senate reached a last-minute deal on a $1.7 trillion package to keep the government funded through the next fiscal year.
1 month ago
Senate passes spending bill
1 month ago

Senate passes $1.7T spending bill, including Ukraine aid, getting one step closer to averting shutdown

The Senate reached a deal Thursday on the omnibus bill after negotiations hit a snag over Title 42 drama.
1 month ago
Senate passes $1.7T spending bill, getting one step closer to averting a shutdown
1 month ago

Senate passes $1.7T spending bill, including more aid for Ukraine

The Senate on Thursday passed a $1.7 trillion spending bill, aimed at averting a government shutdown next year and sending more help to Ukraine as it continues to beat back Russian forces.
1 month ago
Senate passes $1.7T spending bill, including more aid for Ukraine
1 month ago

Senate passes $1.7T spending bill

The U.S. Senate passed a crucial federal spending bill that provides funds for Ukraine and avoids a government shutdown.
1 month ago
Senate passes $1.7T spending bill
2 months ago

Senate sends Biden bill to keep gov't open through Dec. 23

Lawmakers are racing to finish a full-year spending package before the holidays.
2 months ago
2 months ago

Congress funds government, narrowly avoids shutdown

Plus, survivors of the Uvalde and Sandy Hook school shootings are testifying before a House committee in hearings on increased gun violence.
2 months ago
Congress funds government, narrowly avoids shutdown
2 months ago

House approves funding extension to avert government shutdown, buying time for spending deal

Passing a temporary funding bill avoids the federal government shutdown that would have begun Friday at midnight
2 months ago
House approves funding extension to avert gov't shutdown, buys time for spending deal
4 months ago

Government shutdown averted after House, Senate pass funding bill

President Joe Biden will need to sign the bill before midnight to avert a shutdown.
4 months ago
Government shutdown averted after House, Senate pass funding bill
4 months ago

Government shutdown likely avoided after Sen. Manchin reverses course on energy permitting

An about-face from Joe Manchin on permitting reform helped to set the Senate on an unexpected glide path to keeping the government funded and avoiding a shutdown
4 months ago
Government shutdown likely avoided after Manchin reverses course on energy permitting
4 months ago

Senate stumbles toward government shutdown with impasse over energy policy

The Senate is stumbling toward a government shutdown at the end of the week as energy policy causes headaches.
4 months ago
Senate stumbles toward government shutdown with impasse over energy policy
5 months ago

Lawmakers face new deadline to avert shutdown as Congress reconvenes

Meanwhile, Democrats are hoping to pass a marriage equality bill in the Senate.
5 months ago
Lawmakers face new deadline to avert shutdown as Congress reconvenes
1 year ago

Senate averts government shutdown after amendments to repeal COVID mandates fail

A short-term bill will keep the government funded through March 11.
1 year ago
Senate averts government shutdown
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Possibility of government shutdown amid COVID-19 variant surge
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Government shutdown looms as lawmakers scramble
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Biden signs last-minute deal to avert government shutdown
1 year 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.
1 year ago
House votes to temporarily raise debt limit
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Moderates and progressives point fingers amid infrastructure debate
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Congress passes last-minute deal to avert shutdown
1 year ago

Senate reaches last-minute deal to avert government shutdown

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

Senate reaches deal to avert government shutdown

The Senate votes Thursday on a last-minute deal to avert a government shutdown.
1 year ago
Senate reaches deal to avert government shutdown
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Senate leaders expected to vote on bill to avert government shutdown
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Budget deadline approaches to avert government shutdown
1 year 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.
1 year ago
If there's a government shutdown, here's what you need to know
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Congress scrambles ahead of government shutdown deadline
1 year 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.
1 year ago
How a government shutdown would affect Americans
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Treasury secretary warns of 'calamity' if Congress doesn't raise debt limit
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Vote on $1 trillion infrastructure pushed to Thursday
1 year ago

Debt limit debate continues

South Dakota Sen. John Thune talks about the showdown over raising the debt limit.
1 year 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
3 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.
3 years ago
House passes bills to avert government shutdown
3 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.
3 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
4 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.
4 years ago
FBI director's angry message to employees: Shutdown is 'unfair'
4 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.
4 years ago
Lawmaker wants to know how much officials spent on travel during the shutdown
4 years ago

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

It was "phenomenally disruptive on every level and expensive" for diplomacy.
4 years ago
2nd shutdown dodged as State Department still grapples with 1st
4 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.
4 years ago
Countdown to another possible govt shutdown as new border deal hits snag
4 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.
4 years ago
IRS struggling with shutdown backlog, new laws, 'antiquated' technology
4 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.
4 years ago
Lawmakers line up behind bipartisan border deal to avert another government shutdown
4 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.
4 years ago
Trump 'not happy' with congressional border deal but says shutdown unlikely
4 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.
4 years ago
Border security negotiations stall days before another possible government shutdown
4 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.
4 years ago
Negotiators reach agreement 'in principle' to avoid another shutdown
4 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.
4 years ago
Trump: Fate of looming Friday shutdown 'up to the Democrats'
4 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.
4 years ago
Talks on Capitol Hill stall as another shutdown looms