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U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)

U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)
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  • Export-Import Bank gets reprieve, but supporters remain worried

    Export-Import Bank gets reprieve, but supporters remain worried
    The federal Export-Import Bank, which was in danger of shutting down at month's end because of strong conservative opposition, will live on after Congress approved a short-term extension of its charter. But on Friday businesses remained worried that the...
  • U.S. lawmakers embrace fight against Islamic State, some question Obama plan

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers say they are on the verge of taking a "war vote" as they consider whether to back President Barack Obama's campaign to destroy Islamic State, and despite broad support for action many fear being drawn into a quagmire....
  • Roll Call's 50 richest members of Congress for 2014

    WASHINGTON They invested in an aquaculture business, a bank and good old blue chip stocks and bonds. The richest members of Congress found myriad ways to get wealthier in 2013, CQ Roll Call's annual survey of congressional wealth shows. Many lawmakers'...
  • Export-Import Bank supporters relieved, worried by 9-month extension

    Export-Import Bank supporters relieved, worried by 9-month extension
    Businesses and other supporters of the Export-Import Bank cheered the nine-month extension given final approval by the Senate on Thursday night, but remain worried about the future of the embattled agency. "Congress has left thousands of small, medium...
  • As Congress returns to work, politics is high on the agenda

    WASHINGTON Congress returned Monday for a two-week session with a schedule that's short on substantive action and long on political theater ahead of November's midterm elections. Rather than go out in a blaze of legislative accomplishment before the Nov....
  • Former CT Lawmaker Asks Obama To Speed Legal Immigration

    WASHINGTON — Former Democratic Rep. Bruce Morrison, who once represented a New Haven-based district in Congress, has jumped smack into the center of a massive lobbying effort aimed at persuading President Obama to make wide changes in immigration...
  • U.S. Representative Ryan sees no government shutdown this year: paper

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Paul Ryan expects his Republican Party to avoid a U.S. government shutdown this year, he told a Washington newspaper, saying he thought they would fund federal agencies through the upcoming elections. Ryan, a...
  • Democrats' warnings of GOP government shutdown aren't backed by facts

    WASHINGTON Democrats are accusing Republicans of planning to shut down the federal government, though the charge is based largely on a fight over immigration that's now very unlikely to happen this month and though no leading Republican is talking...
  • Republicans appear in position to take Senate control

    WASHINGTON Voters hate Washington, and they'll get their chance to shake things up in November's midterm elections. The big question is whether the Republicans can win control of the Senate while holding the House of Representatives, which would give...
  • Immigration could set stage for big U.S. budget showdown

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservatives in the U.S. Congress who object to President Barack Obama's immigration policies are threatening to tie a must-pass budget bill to the issue, making for a possible showdown in September and raising the specter of a...
  • Conservative omits facts on government incentives

    When Rick Santorum was elected to the Senate in 1994, he hired a young woman named Billy Jo, a mother of two who was attending community college part-time and receiving subsidized child care. Billy Jo "could not get by without child care," explains...
  • Congress has returned, but don't expect much action

    The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Monday, Sept. 8: Congress begins an abbreviated session this week following the August recess, so let's begin with the good news, since there's so little of it from Capitol Hill these days: The...