Shutdown


House Votes to Avert Federal Shutdown, Senate Chances Dim

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…

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Treasury Chief Can’t Rule Out Shutdown, But Expects Deal

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he can’t rule out a possible government shutdown later this week if Congress deadlocks on another temporary Washington spending bill, but thinks it’s unlikely. Speaking…

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Must-Do Bills in a Divided Congress Could Lead to Shutdown

An early December government shutdown is a real possibility, since a divided Congress can’t agree on military spending, Democrats insist on help for young immigrants, and President Donald Trump’s position…

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New Jersey Government Shuts Down

New Jersey residents were feeling the impact as a state-government shutdown took effect Saturday, shuttering parks and other public sites and disrupting ferry service to Liberty and Ellis islands. Among…

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Pressure Mounts for a Year-End Spending Deal

A bipartisan group of negotiators worked through the weekend in hopes of striking a year-end spending deal by Monday so Congress has enough time to pass the legislation before Dec.…

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Speaker Ryan: Government Shutdown Not Likely

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday said he does not anticipate a government shutdown and that lawmakers are moving ahead on legislation to fund federal agencies. “I have no…

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In a Bind, Republicans Offer Vote On Homeland Security Bill

A partial agency shutdown looming, Senate Republicans offered on Tuesday to permit a vote on Homeland Security funding legislation stripped of immigration provisions backed by conservatives but strongly opposed by…

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Senate Passes Bill, Ends Shutdown Threat

The U.S. Senate on Saturday passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that lifts the threat of a government shutdown as Congress attempts to wrap up a two-year legislative session marked…

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GOP Needs to Keep Its Eye on November

If you blinked last week, you might have missed seeing Congress pass and the president sign a bill increasing the federal debt ceiling. That was intentional. In recent years, debates…

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Fed: US Growth Stays Moderate During Shutdown

A Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday found that the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November. The…

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Contracts to Buy US Homes Fall for 5th Month

The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes fell in October for the fifth straight month. Higher mortgage rates, price increases and the 16-day partial government shutdown held…

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US Homebuilder Confidence Holds Steady in November

U.S. homebuilders’ confidence in the housing market held steady this month, but many are worried that another fight over the federal budget could cause would-be buyers to put off home…

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