The U.S. government is set to shut down next weekend unless Congress manages to strike a last-minute agreement to pass a dozen spending bills before the Sept. 30 funding deadline, an unlikely scenario that has left many Americans anxiously wondering how a potential government shutdown would impact them. During a shutdown, the government can only spend money on essential services, such as those related to law enforcement and public safety.

  • National Zoo reopens, post-government shutdown
    Oct. 18 - After being closed for over two weeks due to a partial government shutdown, the National Zoo reopens with cheers, and the 'panda cam' is back on. Gavino Garay reports ...
    12/8/2023 - 5:44 pm | View Link
  • Supreme Court takes up furlough fight from 2013 government shutdown
    Stuart Harrow was working with the Defense Contracting Management Agency when the government shut down in October 2013 during a budget fight in Congress. The Pentagon furloughed Harrow in a department ...
    12/8/2023 - 8:33 am | View Link
  • House censures Rep. Jamaal Bowman for pulling fire alarm during government shutdown vote
    The House voted Thursday to censure Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) for pulling a fire alarm in a Capitol Hill office building in order to delay a vote to avert a government shutdown. The lower chamber ...
    12/7/2023 - 11:46 am | View Link
  • Stable ground? The impact of a government shutdown on financial aid and university function
    As a public institution, the University of Connecticut is beholden to the state and national governments for a significant percentage of funding, grants and other forms of support– so what might ...
    12/7/2023 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • Key senator blasts House GOP’s funding threat as shutdown confrontation brews
    Sen. Patty Murray is sounding the alarm about House Speaker Mike Johnson’s plan to cut spending, saying it could be "devastating." ...
    12/7/2023 - 10:36 am | View Link
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  • Government shutdown live updates: Biden signs 45-day funding ...
    The 45-day continuing resolution passed in the Senate at 9:03 p.m. ET, less than three hours before the federal government would have shut down. The stopgap bill passed in a 88-9 vote, with all...
    12/6/2023 - 9:28 pm | View Website
  • Government shutdown updates: Biden signs stopgap funding ...
    Biden signs stopgap funding measure, averting government shutdown. President Joe Biden signed the 45-day stopgap funding measure late Saturday night, averting a government shutdown that was set ...
    12/5/2023 - 8:46 pm | View Website
  • What happens if the government shuts down: An illustrated ...
    The bill was approved by the House on Tuesday and will now be sent to President Joe Biden to be signed into law. Here’s a guide to what you can expect if the government shuts down in the future.
    12/5/2023 - 8:10 pm | View Website
  • Government shutdowns in the United States
    In a shutdown, the federal government curtails agency activities and services, ceases non-essential operations, furloughs non-essential workers, and retains only essential employees in departments that protect human life or property. [1] [2] Shutdowns can also disrupt , and local levels of government.
    12/3/2023 - 9:02 pm | View Website
  • Sept. 29, 2021 government shutdown and Congress negotiations
    The final vote on President Biden's $1.2 trillion Senate-passed infrastructure bill is slated for tomorrow — the same day Congress needs to reach an agreement to avoid a lapse in government...
    12/3/2023 - 11:01 am | View Website
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