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.
Schumer: 'Mainstream Republicans' Fed Up With Tea Party, Ted CruzSpeaking with Bob Schieffer on Sunday, Sen. Chuck Schumer said he is “cautiously hopeful” that the Senate can pick up where House negotiations have become deadlocked, and hopefully avoid the continued government shutdown through bipartisan Senate discussion.
House Approves Measure To End Furloughs Of Air Traffic ControllersCongress has easily approved legislation ending furloughs of air traffic controllers that have delayed hundreds of flights daily.
Reid: Democrats To Ease Cuts With War SavingsSenate Republicans and Democrats gridlocked Tuesday over competing proposals to ease the impact of across-the-board spending cuts blamed for furloughs of air traffic controllers and flight delays for millions of travelers.
Corker: Asian Leaders 'Worried' About Sequester Cuts On DefenseU.S. Sen. Bob Corker, a ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said foreign leaders from Japan, China and South Korea are concerned about U.S. fiscal health as tensions remain high over North Korea.
Air Traffic Tower Closures Will Strip Safety Net 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.
Gov't Acknowledges Thousands Released From Jails After weeks of denials, the Obama administration acknowledged Thursday that it had, in fact, released more than 2,000 illegal immigrants from immigration jails due to budget concerns during three weeks in February. Four of the most serious offenders have been put back in detention.
White House tours off, Easter egg roll on for nowThe White House says it is going forward with plans for its 135-year tradition of the Easter egg roll, while dashing the hopes of some Iowa children who hoped to visit the president's home.
Pentagon To Furlough Thousands Of Teachers In Response To SequesterThe Pentagon will furlough about 15,000 military school teachers and staff around the world because of the automatic budget cuts that took effect last Friday, but spokesman George Little said Monday the department will manage the process so the schools don't lose their accreditation.
Gov't: Budget Cuts Already Causing Airport Delays Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says U.S. airports, including Los Angeles International and O'Hare International in Chicago, are already experiencing delays as a result of automatic federal spending cuts.
GOP Leadership Views Sequester Differently, Boehner Calls Them 'Silly'Top Republican congressional leaders differ on their views of the sequester cuts.
Gen. Odierno: Army Experiencing $18 Billion ShortfallThe Army chief of staff said Friday that the protracted fight over the budget is having a severe impact on Army training.
1 Million Small Business Jobs Could Be Lost In Sequester CutsTwo millions jobs could be lost, nearly half of those coming from small businesses, due to the sequester cuts.
Barrasso: Obama Chose To Put Our National Security In JeopardyThe Obama administration is resorting to scare tactics by telling the public that steep budget cuts could result in closures and reduced services at parks such as Yellowstone and Grand Teton, members of Wyoming's congressional delegation say.
Smithsonian: $40M Sequestration Cut Won't Close Museums or ZooThe world's largest museum complex is bracing for a $40 million cut in funding due to the budget stalemate in Congress, but the Smithsonian Institution vows to keep the doors open at its museums and National Zoo.