Federal shutdown

Federal shutdown enters Day 2 amid blame game on both sides

WASHINGTON/January 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump’s budget director is holding out hope that feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress can reach a short-term spending agreement before the start of the workweek Monday, but he worries that the government shutdown could last for several more days if progress remains elusive. Democratic lawmakers challenged the president to … Continue reading Federal shutdown enters Day 2 amid blame game on both sides

House votes to avert federal shutdown, Senate chances dim

WASHINGTON/January 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A divided House voted Thursday to prevent a government shutdown after an eleventh-hour deal brought conservatives aboard. But the GOP-written measure faced gloomy prospects in the Senate, and it remained unclear whether lawmakers would be able to find a way to keep federal offices open past a Friday night deadline. … Continue reading House votes to avert federal shutdown, Senate chances dim