Biden Says Shutdown Would Damage Economy Significantly

President Joe Biden pressed congressional leaders to avoid a partial government shutdown, as they gathered at the White House with time running out to reach a deal. “A shutdown would damage the economy significantly, and I think we all agree to that, and we need bipartisan solutions,” Biden said to reporters gathered in the Oval … Read more

House passes bill to avoid government shutdown, Senate to vote next

U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) speaks during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 14, 2023.  Elizabeth Frantz | Reuters WASHINGTON — The House approved a bill Tuesday that would avert a government shutdown, sending the measure next to the Senate, where it is expected to pass. The “laddered” continuing resolution, … Read more

House Speaker Mike Johnson predicts ‘bipartisan agreement’ to fund government, avoid shutdown

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Mike Johnson said he expects to win bipartisan backing Tuesday for his “laddered” continuing resolution to fund the government, potentially giving the Senate enough time to pass the bill after the House and avoid a government shutdown set to begin late Friday night. “In about an hour, I’ll go in with … Read more

Government shutdown tests House Speaker Mike Johnson

U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) listens as he waits for his turn to speak during a news briefing at the U.S. Capitol on November 2, 2023 in Washington, DC. House Republican held a Conference meeting to discuss party agenda. Alex Wong | Getty Images News | Getty Images WASHINGTON — The … Read more

A government shutdown means bad news for Fat Bear Week

A looming government shutdown would suspend the internet’s annual celebration of the fat bears. The shutdown, which is set to happen at 12:01 a.m. ET on Oct. 1 unless Congress funds the government, will close all the national parks, including Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve, which annually hosts the Fat Bear Week contest. During … Read more

Government shutdown fears grow as House GOP spending bill fails

WASHINGTON — House GOP leaders failed Friday to pass a partisan, short-term spending bill with fewer than two days left to fund the federal government and avoid a shutdown. The final vote was 198 to 232, with more than 20 Republicans voting to oppose their own party’s bill, embarrassing House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. McCarthy … Read more

Risk of a US Government Shutdown Is Fueled by Very Online Republicans

“Congress is in charge of money and everything for the government, and Congress should be in charge of funding special counsels. Those are my red lines,” Marjorie Taylor Greene, the Georgia Republican, told a group of congressional reporters. Greene’s other top demand is impeaching President Joe Biden. McCarthy has already launched an inquiry. With Trump … Read more

Writers’ Strike Officially Ends, WGA Leadership Votes to End Shutdown

The long-running writers’ strike is officially coming to an end, as the union’s leaders sign off on the tentative deal struck Sunday with Hollywood studios … almost 5 months after the stalemate began. WGA leadership voted Tuesday to end the strike, approving the new 3-year deal with the AMPTP … and it will be effective … Read more

Congress remains divided on budget negotiations as shutdown looms

U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks with reporters as he arrives for the day at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. September 18, 2023.  Jonathan Ernst | Reuters Lawmakers over the weekend expressed few signs of movement on a budget resolution that would keep the U.S. government funded for the remainder of the fiscal … Read more

McCarthy Calls for 8% Spending Lower, Border Wall to Avert Shutdown

(Bloomberg) — Home Speaker Kevin McCarthy introduced calls for to carry off an Oct. 1 US authorities shutdown for a month, together with an 8% non permanent spending lower for home companies and a resumption of border wall building. Most Learn from Bloomberg McCarthy scheduled a name with all GOP lawmakers for 8 p.m. Sunday … Read more