A vote that would reopen the government and extend the U.S. borrowing limit will not come up for a House vote.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin believes President Barack Obama should be impeached if he raises the debt ceiling without the backing of Congress.
White House aides say Obama talks more frequently with Reid than with any other senator, and they call one another several times a week.
With the U.S. government entering the 12th day of the shutdown, House Republicans and Senate Democrats continue to find themselves deadlocked over coming to a peaceful resolution
District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray had what his spokesman calls a “cordial” telephone conversation with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid following their confrontation on the steps of the Capitol.
House Speaker John Boehner lashed out at the White House and Democrats over the stalemate in the continuing government shutdown.
President Barack Obama said in an interview that he has done everything in his power to work with the Republican Party since being in office.
For the first time in nearly two decades, the federal government staggered into a partial shutdown Monday at midnight after congressional Republicans stubbornly demanded changes in the nation’s health care law.
Compromise elusive, Republicans and Democrats engaged in finger-pointing Monday just hours before the first government shutdown in 17 years, driven by an intractable budget dispute over President Barack Obama’s signature health care law.
A one-year delay in key parts of the nation’s health care law and repealing a tax on medical devices has been imposed by the Republican controlled House.