• The Economic Impact Of A Government Shutdown

    1 month ago - By NPR

    The federal government has been in a partial shutdown for two days. NPR's Michel Martin talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the economic impact of shutdown.
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  • End to government shutdown in sight as Dems halt filibuster

    End to government shutdown in sight as Dems halt filibuster

    1 month ago - By Stl Today

    WASHINGTON - Congress sped toward reopening the government Monday, as Senate Democrats dropped their objections to a temporary funding bill in return for assurances from Republicans leaders that they will soon take up immigration and other contentious issues.
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  • The longest government shutdown lasted 3 weeks - here's what happened then, and how it compares to today

    The longest government shutdown lasted 3 weeks - here's what happened then, and how it compares to today

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    The longest government shutdown in history took place from 1995 to 1996 under former President Bill Clinton.
    That shutdown came less than a month after another shutdown in November 1995, and was the result of the same set of budgetary issues.
    The record shutdown only resulted in 284,000 employees having to miss work, which is less than half of the estimated furloughs for the 2018 shutdown.
    Though the two parties were disagreeing about different issues, the 1995-96 shutdown was similar to the 2018 impasse in several key ways.
    The government shutdown that started at midnight on Saturday was...
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  • The Government Shutdown Is About to End After Democrats in the Senate Blinked

    1 month ago - By Fortune

    The Senate moved to end a three-day shutdown of the U.S. government after Democrats agreed to a deal that would buy almost three weeks' time for Congress to resolve the disputes over spending and immigration that led to the closing.
    The chamber agreed 81 to 18 to end debate, a procedural move that clears the way for a temporary funding plan through Feb. 8 - the culmination of days of deal making that unfolded as both parties traded blame for the government closure that began at 12:01 a.m. Saturday.
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had...
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  • Democrats aligning behind plan to temporarily fund the government and end shutdown, predict it will pass in the Senate

    1 month ago - By Stl Today

    WASHINGTON - Democrats aligning behind plan to temporarily fund the government and end shutdown, predict it will pass in the Senate.
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  • WE'VE GOT A DEAL: Government shutdown looks set to end as Democrats surrender

    WE'VE GOT A DEAL: Government shutdown looks set to end as Democrats surrender

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    The Senate is set to clear a procedural hurdle and allow a funding bill to reopen the government to move forward.
    The deal was reached after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell committed to bring a bill to codify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals to the Senate floor.
    The House will need to vote on the measure in order for the bill to go to President Donald Trump to sign.
    The Senate was set to clear a key procedural hurdle on a deal to fund the government on Monday, taking a large step toward ending the federal government shutdown .
    The cloture vote, which allows the funding...
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  • McConnell raises hopes as government shutdown enters Day 3

    McConnell raises hopes as government shutdown enters Day 3

    1 month ago - By Stl Today

    WASHINGTON - 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...
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