The District of Columbia government has replenished the reserve fund that it used to keep the city running during the federal shutdown.
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.
When Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., was asked whether he’d continue to collect his paycheck during the government shutdown, he offered a defiant response: “Dang straight.”
The D.C. Lottery’s slogan is “Lots of people win.” But until the federal shutdown is over, nobody wins.
The Internal Revenue Service says you must pay your taxes during the government shutdown. But don’t expect any refunds.
While addressing members of the press following the government shutdown, President Barack Obama said that Republicans in the House of Representatives “demanded ransom just for doing their jobs.”
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.
The planned shutdown of nearly 240 air traffic control towers across the country under federal budget cuts will strip away an extra layer of safety during takeoffs and landings, leaving pilots to manage the most critical stages of flight on their own.