Maryland Senators Behind Bill That Trump Said Would Temporarily Reopen The GovernmentMaryland senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin introduced the bipartisan funding bill that President Donald Trump said would help temporarily reopen the government.
Maryland, DC Federal Workers Among Those Seeking Loans, Second Jobs As Shutdown LingersRoughly 420,000 federal employees were deemed essential and are working unpaid. An additional 380,000 are staying home without pay. While furloughed federal workers have been given back pay in previous shutdowns, it's not guaranteed that will happen this time.
'Mr. President This Is Nothing To Be Proud Of' | Maryland Leaders Say Trump Should End Government ShutdownMaryland leaders met Friday morning in Laurel to hear from federal employees who did not receive their paychecks due to the government shutdown.
Boehner: No Government ShutdownHouse Speaker John Boehner says there will be no government shutdown when funding runs out this week.
Van Hollen and NIH Head to Warn Against Government ShutdownRep. Chris Van Hollen and National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins plan to warn about the consequences of a potential federal government shutdown.
Federal Spending Bill To Block D.C. Marijuana LegislationThe idea of regulating and taxing sales of marijuana in D.C. has gone up in smoke thanks to bi-partisan provisions in the $1.1 trillion spending bill approved by Congress Tuesday.
Cruz Says 'Under No Circumstances' Will He Challenge McConnell For Majority LeaderSen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, dismissed claims that he would contest Sen. Mitch McConnell for the Republican Senate majority position, despite very differing views between the two GOP senators on the Affordable Care Act, immigration and threats of another government shutdown.
Dem, GOP Leaders Promise Action To Prevent Another Government ShutdownLawmakers are streaming back to Capitol Hill after their summer vacation for an abbreviated September session in which feuding Democratic and Republican leaders promise action to prevent a government shutdown while holding votes aimed at defining the parties for the fall campaign.
Government Shutdown May Have Caused a DC Area Baby BoomThe 2013 government shutdown, which lasted from Oct. 1 to Oct. 16, was the cause of a lot of anxiety in the D.C. area.
Government Shutdown Cost National Parks At Least $414 MillionThe Obama administration says the government shutdown last fall resulted in nearly 8 million fewer visitors to national parks, costing the parks and surrounding communities an estimated $414 million in lost visitor spending.
Poll: Unemployment Now Number One National ProblemFor the first time since October, Americans no longer think politicians are the biggest national problem.
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