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Full coverage: The U.S. government shutdown

With the House and Senate locked in stalemate, the Office of Management and Budget formally began shutting down the government. The federal government was shut down twice in 1995-96, when Bill Clinton was president and Newt Gingrich was the speaker of the House, but had not closed since then.

  

  • Despite shutdown, most federal financial regulators remain on job

    Despite shutdown, most federal financial regulators remain on job

    WASHINGTON -- Although the federal government began a partial shutdown Tuesday, most financial regulators remained on the job because their agencies are funded outside the congressional appropriations process. But the effects of the shutdown still will be felt in the financial sector -- and would...

  • Government shutdown: Legislative volleys resume as closures begin

    Government shutdown: Legislative volleys resume as closures begin

    WASHINGTON — The first legislative moves after the federal government officially shut down were familiar ones, as the Senate moved Tuesday morning to rebuff a procedural move by the House. As the volleys between the two chambers resumed, signs of the shutdown were visible on Capitol Hill and elsewhere...

  • Government shutdown: House seeks conference with Senate

    Government shutdown: House seeks conference with Senate

    WASHINGTON - An hour after the federal government began shutting down, House Republicans approved a last-ditch effort early Tuesday seeking to set up a committee with the Senate to resolve their monumental differences over Obamacare. Establishing a conference committee can be a standard legislative...

  • Federal government begins first shutdown in 17 years

    Federal government begins first shutdown in 17 years

    WASHINGTON – With the House and Senate locked in stalemate, the Office of Management and Budget formally began shutting down the government late Monday, ordering federal agencies to prepare for funding to expire and to execute contingency plans. "Unfortunately, we do not have a clear indication...

  • Government shutdown: Who's furloughed, what's shut down

    Government shutdown: Who's furloughed, what's shut down

    With Congress moving closer and closer to the deadline to approve the funding necessary to prevent the government from shutting down, here's a look at the planned drawbacks and furloughs across the government, including the Pentagon and the Smithsonian. Read more: Government shutdown: What you...

  • Obama's reelection did little to 'break the fever' in Washington

    Obama's reelection did little to 'break the fever' in Washington

    WASHINGTON -- Around this time last year, President Obama was entering the final stretch of his reelection campaign and repeating a key rationale for a second term: Keeping him in the White House would chasten Republicans and end the dysfunction in Washington. His reelection would prompt self-reflection,...

  • Government shutdown: House GOP readies new effort as divisions worsen

    Government shutdown: House GOP readies new effort as divisions worsen

    WASHINGTON -- House Republicans plan to vote Monday evening on yet another attempt to halt parts of Obamacare in exchange for funding the government past midnight, but the latest move worsened divisions within the GOP caucus, with both moderates and conservatives raising objections, creating more...

  • Threat of federal shutdown is windfall for political fundraisers

    Threat of federal shutdown is windfall for political fundraisers

    Political fundraisers are feeding off Congress' stalemate over healthcare and the budget with urgent social media pleas: Send money.

  • House Republicans remain divided over government shutdown

    House Republicans remain divided over government shutdown

    WASHINGTON – The legislation the Senate passed Friday to prevent a government shutdown landed with a thud in the House, where the Republican majority has no clear strategy for ending the standoff threatening to close shutter the government at midnight Monday. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio)...

  • Obama warns House GOP not to blow up the economy

    Obama warns House GOP not to blow up the economy

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama warned Republicans on Capitol Hill, who are holding up a government spending bill in an attempt to eliminate money for the healthcare law, not to “threaten to burn the house down simply because you haven’t gotten 100% of your way. ” “My message to Congress is this:...

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