Government Shutdown

LAS VEGAS | The Latest: Trump signs spending bill for agencies, Congress

LAS VEGAS — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 2:55 p.m. President Donald Trump has signed legislation to fund the Energy Department, veterans’ programs and the legislative branch, including Congress and the Capitol police. Trump signed the measures Friday during an event at the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System, where he stressed … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | The Latest: Trump signs spending bill for agencies, Congress

WASHINGTON | Congress passes spending deal, bids to avert gov’t shutdown

WASHINGTON — Moving to head off a government shutdown that neither party wants, Congress has overwhelmingly approved a compromise spending bill and pledged agreement on a short-term bill to fund the government through early December. The House on Thursday approved a $147 billion package to fund the Energy Department, veterans’ programs and the legislative branch. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Congress passes spending deal, bids to avert gov’t shutdown

WASHINGTON | Senate approves 1st spending bill to avert partial shutdown

WASHINGTON  — As a major hurricane menaces the East Coast, Congress is moving to avert a legislative disaster that could lead to a partial government shutdown just weeks before the November midterm elections. Senators approved a $147 billion package Wednesday night to fund the Energy Department, veterans’ programs and the legislative branch. The bill is … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senate approves 1st spending bill to avert partial shutdown

The Latest: Rand Paul ready to keep Senate open all night

WASHINGTON/February 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on Congress and spending legislation (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Sen. Rand Paul says he is prepared to keep the Senate in session all night to protest a bipartisan budget deal that increases the federal deficit by hundreds of billions of dollars. The Kentucky Republican says he expects … Continue reading The Latest: Rand Paul ready to keep Senate open all night

Back to work: Government shutdown ends after Dems relent

WASHINGTON/January 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump signed a bill reopening the government late Monday, ending a 69-hour display of partisan dysfunction after Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. They relented in return for Republican assurances that the Senate will soon take up the plight of young immigrant “dreamers” and other … Continue reading Back to work: Government shutdown ends after Dems relent

McConnell raises hopes as government shutdown enters Day 3

WASHINGTON/January 22, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell raised some Democrats’ hopes for a quick end to the government shutdown Monday, saying “I hope and intend” to reach agreement soon on immigration and other contentious issues — if the Democrats agree now to a stopgap spending measure lasting a little less than three weeks. The … Continue reading McConnell raises hopes as government shutdown enters Day 3

The Latest: Government shutdown will continue into Monday

WASHINGTON/January 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 9:30 p.m. The government shutdown will continue into Monday. The Senate will vote at noon on Monday on whether to cut off a Democratic filibuster of legislation to end the government shutdown. Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said there is still … Continue reading The Latest: Government shutdown will continue into Monday

The Blame Games Continues on Day Two of Federal Government Shutdown

Could Bipartisan Senate Group Bring Some Hope to Ending the Shutdown? January 21, 2018 (STL.News) As the squabbling continues and the blame game intensifies, the federal government remains in day two of the shutdown with no path to an amicable ending.  There is no love lost between the Republicans and the Democrats, and unfortunately for … Continue reading The Blame Games Continues on Day Two of Federal Government Shutdown