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Quick Reopening

After a narrow early morning vote, Congress moved to end a partial government shutdown.

From day, to night, and headed back to day again. The votes were nail-biters, even after an all-nighter, and missing the midnight deadline. The final vote put the bipartisan plan to keep the federal government funded in action, but with just a small cushion. Democrats in the house still tried holding out for immigration protections, but the deal leaves no…

Solving the Shutdown

Another government shutdown could be just hours away.

Congressional leaders from both parties have a deal to keep the government open, but it’s expected to be a hard sell on both sides. For Republicans, there’s a massive increase for military and defense spending; for Democrats, a bigger budget for domestic programs. The compromise has its opponents, however. Many republicans are balking at the price tag, and some democrats…

Back in Business

The passage of a temporary spending bill has re-opened th efederal government.

The federal government is back in business this morning. Congress passed a stopgap funding measure yesterday and the president signed into law last night, ending a three day shutdown. Republicans clearly see the end of the shutdown a as a win. Some think Democrats may have simply caved, but Democratic leaders think they moved the ball forward on immigration reform…

Still Shutdown

The work week begins this morning with the federal government at least partially shut down.

The federal government shutdown technically started Friday night, but the larger impact will really begin to be felt today. Congress isn’t making much headway, as efforts over the weekend to resolve a funding impasse failed, with another vote scheduled today. Most Democrats are holding out for protections for illegal immigrants who came the country as children. President Trump has tweeted…

Shutdown Looming

The Senate will convene today, struggling to set a plan to avoid a partial government shutdown tonight.

There will be some last-ditch efforts today to come up with a short-term deal to avoid a partial government shut down, but there isn’t much optimism on Capitol Hill.There was some progress yesterday with the house passing a short-term spending deal to keep the government open for about a month to try to come up with a longer-term agreement. The…

Shutdown Looming

The temporary plan to keep the government open after Friday's spending deadline is facing opposition.

The likelihood of a government shutdown seems to have gone up overnight after a deal to temporarily push back a spending deadline looks like it’s dead in the water. The head of the House Freedom Caucus, a group of the some of the most conservative Republicans in Congress, is balking at a temporary spending deal to avert a government shutdown…

Avoiding a Shutdown

President Trump and Congress have begun work to avert a government shutdown.

  The Trump Administration is trying to finish off the first 100 days strong. But they are struggling to pull off a big win amid concerns about a possible government shutdown. President Trump is now signaling that he may back down from his demand that the spending measure include money for his border wall.There is also the possibility of easing…