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U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)

U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)
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  • Most Lehigh Valley lawmakers back federal spending bill

    Most Lehigh Valley lawmakers back federal spending bill
    WASHINGTON — Most of the Lehigh Valley's congressional delegation supported a wide-ranging spending bill crafted to keep the federal government operating. But that doesn't mean they liked the highly dramatic, last-minute process of moving that...
  • That ugly spending bill? That's what compromise looks like

    The trillion-dollar spending bill that the House of Representatives passed last week had something for everyone to hate. But it was still a step, however awkward, toward making the United States governable again. What was not to like? Plenty. Tea party...
  • Senate aims to vote Monday on $1.1 trillion spending bill

    The U.S. Senate on Friday struggled to pass a $1.1 trillion spending bill that would avert a looming federal government shutdown, postponing a vote until Monday when procedural hurdles begin to evaporate. Negotiations between Democrats and Republicans to...
  • The ratings of Ted Cruz don't intimidate GOP any more

    The ratings of Ted Cruz don't  intimidate GOP any more
    WASHINGTON — A new show has opened on Capitol Hill, and, with any luck, it will have a long run. It's called "The Taming of the Cruz." Grenade-launching Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas took a familiar position of obstruction last week: He called on...
  • $1.1 trillion federal spending bill advances over opposition

    The $1.1 trillion spending bill that survived a nail-biting vote in the House on Thursday night has several important provisions for the Hampton Roads defense community. But that vote was close for a reason: Both Republicans and Democrats object to...
  • U.S. House passes $1.1 trillion government funding bill

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill late on Thursday to fund most federal agencies through Sept. 30, the end of the current fiscal year. By a vote of 219-206, the House approved the bill, which would fund the Department...
  • U.S. Senate passes two-day funding bill to avert government shutdown

    The U.S. Senate approved a two-day extension of government funding late on Thursday to stave off shutdowns of federal agencies that otherwise would have begun at midnight. The Senate passed the measure by a voice vote shortly after the House of...
  • House narrowly passes spending bill, averts government shutdown

    The House of Representatives averted a government shutdown on Thursday, narrowly passing a $1.1 trillion spending bill despite strenuous Democratic objections to controversial financial provisions. The vote followed a long day of drama and discord on...
  • House narrowly passes spending bill as Congress avoids shutdown

    House narrowly passes spending bill as Congress avoids shutdown
    Lawmakers narrowly averted a government shutdown late Thursday night while advancing a $1 trillion spending package after a dramatic day on Capitol Hill in which House members of both parties raised a litany of objections to the measure. The Republican-...
  • They call it "CROmnibus" -- and it gets mixed reviews from Hampton Roads legislators

    It sounds like one of those mechanical monsters from a not-very-good kids’ movie, and CROmnibus (the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2015) got mixed reviews from Hampton Roads’ Congressional delegation....
  • South Florida Democrats split over 'cromnibus' spending bill

    South Florida Democrats split over 'cromnibus' spending bill
    South Florida's Democratic lawmakers split over the massive federal government spending bill. Most voted no because of the many provisions tacked on the legislation that have nothing to do with funding the federal government. But U.S. Reps. Debbie...