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U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)

U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)
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  • Budget deal clears key Senate vote

    WASHINGTON — A bipartisan budget deal that reduces the risk of a government shutdown cleared a key vote Tuesday in the Senate as Republicans joined Democrats to boost the bill toward final passage. The 67-33 vote, with the backing of 12...
  • Senate advances bipartisan budget agreement

    Senate advances bipartisan budget agreement
    A bipartisan budget deal aimed at calming debates over U.S. fiscal policy for the next two years cleared a key vote Tuesday in the Senate, reducing the risks of another government shutdown and spending cuts that would have had an outsized impact in...
  • Budget deal clears Senate hurdle

    WASHINGTON — A rare bipartisan budget deal aimed at averting another government shutdown cleared its biggest remaining political hurdle Tuesday, ending the best chance opponents had of killing the compromise and worsening tensions between the...
  • Budget deal wins final Senate approval, heads to Obama's desk

    WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan budget plan won final approval in Congress on Wednesday, with the Senate passing the hard-fought compromise. President Obama was expected to swiftly sign the measure, which cleared the Senate 64 to 36. Nine Republicans...
  • Senate OKs compromise defense spending bill

    WASHINGTON — The Senate advanced a sweeping must-pass defense spending bill Wednesday that included a provision to toughen prosecutions of military sexual assaults, although victims' advocates complained the protections did not go far enough....
  • Kaine pleased with new budget, but fixes needed | Hampton Roads Recon

    Kaine pleased with new budget, but fixes needed |<span style=color:#ff0000><b> Hampton Roads Recon</b></span>
    The budget deal crafted by Congress will "do good things for the economy" by providing greater certainty on federal spending over the next two years, Sen. Tim Kaine said Wednesday. The Senate passed the measure 64-36 Wednesday and sent it to President...
  • Lew warns Congress debt limit must be raised no later than early March

    Lew warns Congress debt limit must be raised no later than early March
    WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew formally told congressional leaders Thursday they must raise the debt limit by early March at the latest, warning the government has less ability to postpone a potential default than in the past. Some top...
  • Jules Witcover: Hillary and the high wire

    WASHINGTON -- In Barbara Walters' latest ABC News interview with Hillary Clinton, the former first lady and secretary of state barely moved the needle in the will-she-won't-she guessing game over seeking the presidency in 2016. She said she will do so...
  • A low-key senator, a budget breakthrough

    A low-key senator, a budget breakthrough
    WASHINGTON — That Congress could soon pass a budget agreement after months of relentless partisan showdowns is thanks in large part to a mom in tennis shoes. Sen. Patty Murray presented herself in that ordinary way when she first ran as a Democrat...
  • Douglas C. Lyons: Once upon a time, Sen. Marco Rubio was the man

    Dear Santa, I usually don't make so public a request, but my Christmas wish is for Florida's junior senator. Marco Rubio had a bad year politically, and he could use some help if he wants to do better in the future. 2013 began with a lot of promise....
  • Tom Steyer may be liberals' answer to the Koch brothers

    Tom Steyer is standing upright near the corner of a small, beige meeting room at Georgetown University, arms at his sides, eyes shut intently. Half a dozen ministers and priests surround him, laying hands on his torso. Together, the pastors begin to...