The Smithsonian Institution is facing a $65 million budget cut this year under automatic funding reductions approved by Congress.
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday brushed off criticism that he has turned into a liberal following his role in a budget compromise with Democrats to end a partial shutdown of the federal government.
The Republicans’ clear defeat in the budget-debt brawl has widened the rift between the Grand Old Party and the blossoming tea party movement that helped revive it.
A group of House Republicans planning Senate campaigns next year took different bets on a bill in Congress ending a government shutdown and avoiding a default. For some, a general election loomed large while for others, the vote was a matter of competing for conservative primary voters.
States are using their own money to reopen some national parks, including the Grand Canyon, Statue of Liberty, Zion National Park and Mount Rushmore
Dating and love don’t have to cost a fortune, especially when D.C. has so many fun free things to do.
According to a study conducted by the Pew Research Center, the last government shutdowns – which occurred in the 1996 fiscal year under the administration of then-president Bill Clinton – cost the nation an estimated $1.4 billion dollars.
Before speaking to members of the press regarding a potential government shutdown due to Senate infighting about the national budget, President Barack Obama began by discussing a phone conversation that he had with new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
House Republicans are considering substantial budget savings, curbs on the Obama administration’s environmental agenda and other items as the price for extending the government’s ability to borrow money.
A Treasury investigator says tax collections from reluctant taxpayers dropped for the second straight year in 2012.