Government Shutdown Looms: How We Got Here

Watch this animation by The Washington Post to find out how our government ended up on the verge of a shutdown.

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  • Standoff over state budget could lead to shutdown
    There is a standoff over the state budget, and if neither side blinks, Maine could face a state government shutdown this summer. There is a standoff over the state budget, and if neither side blinks, Maine could face a state government shutdown this summer.
    05/26/2017 - 11:22 am | View Link
  • McCleary roundup: 36 days to government shutdown
    For a week when state lawmakers — again — made no visible progress on a final McCleary fix, it sure was a busy one. The clock ran out on the Washington Legislature’s first special session of the year, prompting Gov. Jay Inslee to call lawmakers ...
    05/26/2017 - 2:00 am | View Link
  • House GOP leaders already plotting to avoid fall shutdown
    House Republican leaders, facing a serious time crunch this fall, are already plotting ways to avoid a government shutdown at the end of September — a real possibility given partisan divisions over spending priorities. Speaker Paul Ryan in a closed-door ...
    05/25/2017 - 7:30 am | View Link
  • Prepping for a Government Shutdown Is the New Normal in Olympia
    The process of shutting down state government is under way, again. At the direction of Gov. Jay Inslee, agency leaders are updating their contingency plans for furloughing workers, suspending contracts and locking up if a new state budget is not in place ...
    05/24/2017 - 9:38 pm | View Link
  • Boehner Reportedly Talked Trump Out of Causing a Government Shutdown
    On the day John Boehner shocked Washington by announcing his plan to resign as House speaker in October 2015, this was how New York’s Jonathan Chait summed up his sad tenure: “Boehner’s life as speaker was an endless, repetitive succession of ...
    05/21/2017 - 11:36 pm | View Link
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  • Government Shutdown: Pictures, Videos, Breaking News
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    05/24/2017 - 1:05 pm | View Website
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    05/24/2017 - 10:49 am | View Website
  • Government Shutdown |
    A hump through the sub-freezing moonscape of the Arctic is the wrong time to find out your boots won’t stay latched to your skis.
    05/24/2017 - 6:03 am | View Website
  • What is government shutdown? definition and meaning ...
    This occurs when Congress cannot resolve budget disagreements for the upcoming fiscal year and stops all but essential federal services. It affects a large number of ...
    05/17/2017 - 10:03 pm | View Website
  • Government Shutdown 2017: What You Need to Know |
    Members of Congress returned to session this week from a two-week recess, and they have quite a task ahead: less than four days left to avert a government shutdown.
    04/25/2017 - 3:34 pm | View Website
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