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Another government shutdown averted…barely

With less than hour to spare, the Senate late Friday backed legislation averting a government shutdown as coal-state Democrats retreated on long-term health care...

Coal miner benefits dog government shutdown debate

Hours to a government shutdown, coal-state Senate Democrats blocked swift action on a stopgap spending bill over benefits for retired miners and pressed President-elect...

Congress sends temporary spending bill to Obama

A temporary funding measure that would keep the government open past a midnight deadline should make its way to President Barack Obama on Wednesday...

Senate passes spending bill

The Senate is set to pass a spending bill to prevent the government from shutting down this week over the opposition of the most...

GOP freshmen: ‘Avoid a shutdown’

Eleven first-term Republicans in the House of Representatives on Wednesday appealed to party colleagues to back away from a threatened government closure on Oct....

Government shutdown? Who, us?

  Top Republicans say two things are clear: Last year's government shutdown hurt the party. And Republicans must not let the president's pending immigration action...

Threat of snow shuts down federal government

It doesn't take much snow to shut down the federal government in Washington and with forecasts calling for between four and eight inches of...

Obama signs $1.1 trillion budget bill

President Barack Obama on Friday signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that funds the federal government through the end of September. Obama put his signature...

Some federal workers sue over government shutdown

Some federal employees are suing Uncle Sam, saying the government shutdown in October violated labor laws and created unnecessary hardships from "reckless disregard." The lawsuit,...

Federal workers ordered to return jobless benefits

Federal employees furloughed during the partial shutdown of the U.S. government this month will have to return any jobless benefits they received given that...