federal shutdown

Government, Business

Stalemate Results in Partial Government Shutdown

The U.S. Capitol on the night of Dec. 21, 2018. The U.S. Capitol on the night of Dec. 21, 2018. (Zach Gibson/Bloomberg News)

The federal government has partially shut down after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill because of an impasse with President Donald Trump over his demands to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Staff and Wire Reports
December 22, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Funding Negotiations Persist as Congress Looks to Avoid Partial Shutdown

Partial Shutdown The Capitol Building and Capitol Christmas Tree. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

With just days to go before Christmas, funding for the U.S. Department of Transportation and other agencies remained uncertain as President Donald Trump continued to push for robust funding for a wall along the border he said Mexico would pay for.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 20, 2018
Government, Business

Trump Signs Short-Term Funding Bill Averting Partial Shutdown

Government building Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

A funding extension to keep several federal agencies operating through Dec. 21 was signed into law by President Donald Trump, the White House announced Dec. 7.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 7, 2018
Government, Business

Trumps Signs Bill After Congress Votes to End Shutdown

Sen. Susan Collins Sen. Susan Collins by Aaron P. Bernstein/Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump signed a government spending bill Jan. 22 that ends a three-day partial government shutdown, a White House official said. But that leaves the fight over a politically charged immigration proposal unresolved for at least another three weeks.

Bloomberg News
January 22, 2018
Government, Business

Government Shutdown Continues Into Workweek as Senate Talks Drag On

Sen. Mitch McConnell Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), returns to his office at the Capitol in Washington, Jan. 21. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

WASHINGTON — The government shutdown will extend into the workweek as the Senate appeared to inch closer to ending a partisan stalemate late Jan. 21 but fell short of agreement.

Associated Press
January 21, 2018
Government

US Government Shutdown Starts as GOP Spending Bill Hits Wall

Sen. Mitch McConnell Sen. Mitch McConnell via c-span.org

The U.S. government officially entered a partial shutdown early Jan. 20 as Senate leaders struggled to reach a deal to at least temporarily resume funding for federal operations before Americans awoke to a political breakdown.

Bloomberg News
January 20, 2018
Government

Congress to Rely on Stopgap Funding Bill, Speaker Ryan Says

Rep. Paul Ryan Rep. Paul Ryan by pool photographer Kevin Dietsch via Bloomberg News

Amid recent failed attempts by party leaders to negotiate funding parameters for fiscal 2018, Congress will opt for a short-term measure designed to avoid a government shutdown, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Nov. 30.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 30, 2017
Government, Business

U.S. Military Freight Dwindles as Govt. Shutdown Continues

The two-week-old federal government shutdown has brought business with the U.S. military to a near standstill, according to several fleet executives.

October 14, 2013