federal government shutdown
The Top Local News Stories of ’13
The guy with the chain saw and a South Carolina flag was back on the National Mall Wednesday afternoon.
Federal employees are back to work, but the possibility of another government shutdown looms, creating angst for the web of contractors who work in the Washington area and beyond.
The partial government shutdown made it even more abundantly clear to D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray that the city’s finances are too intricately connected with the federal government, he said in his weekly radio address exclusive to All News 99.1.
Last night, as the House of Representatives were voting to end the 16-day government shutdown, things were briefly interrupted after a stenographer started to rant on the dais.
Fool’s errand or heroic stand? The bipartisan compromise on Wednesday to avoid a financial default and end a 16-day partial government shutdown cast a spotlight on Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah, who had precipitated the crises with their demand that President Barack Obama gut his 3-year-old health care law.
A video posted on Representative Chris Van Hollen’s (D-Md.) YouTube account Oct. 12 has gone viral as the government shutdown and Congressional impasse continues. Entitled “The GOP’s little rule change they hoped you wouldn’t notice,” the video features Van Hollen, who represents Maryland’s 8th District discussing a House Rules Committee change that was put in place on Sept. 30.
The Science Museum of Western Virginia is getting some unexpected visitors because of the ongoing impasse in Congress.
Ford’s Theatre is reopening its doors and resuming performances with private funding, even though the government shutdown is continuing into a third week.
An outside Democratic group is airing television ads in 10 Republican-held congressional districts tying lawmakers to the tea party and the ongoing federal government shutdown.