Government Shutdown

Trump signed the bill, which will extend funding through December 20, hours before government funding was set to expire.
“Depends on what the negotiation [is],” the president said. “I wouldn’t commit to anything.”
The Department of Interior broke the law by raiding park entrance fees, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said.
The government shutdown earlier this year probably would have been worse otherwise.
Nikki Howard and Jaqi Wright quit their government jobs to make cheesecakes full-time.
Sen. Mitch McConnell and other lawmakers agreed on a $4.6 billion deal to house and care for immigrant refugees crossing the Mexico border.
The military service won't be fully caught up till June; its leaders say the shutdown caused an "erosion in readiness."
The House speaker warned the president's wall “is not the way that we relate to other countries, other people.”
A weaker global economy, a trade war with China and signs of caution among consumers likely contributed to slow growth.
The actor-artist delivered a blistering critique of Donald Trump's supporters with his latest cartoon.
Mike Rogers speculated that the Senate majority leader was making a trade-off in trying to avert another shutdown.
The legislation provided just a fraction of the president’s $5.7 billion demand for border barriers.
The president's self-professed dealmaking prowess failed to win over Democratic opposition.
Republican leaders don't want to repay federal contract employees who missed wages during the shutdown.
The comedians drilled down into the figures in the new deal to avert a second government shutdown and found a lot to laugh about.
Hannity called it "garbage." But "Fox & Friends" co-hosts suggested Trump should accept it.
Lawmakers tentatively agreed Monday night to a deal that would provide nearly $1.4 billion for border barriers and keep the government funded for the rest of the fiscal year, which ends on Sept. 30.
The 35-day budget impasse caused "real harm" to taxpayers, according to a new IRS watchdog report.
Border security negotiations between Democratic and Republican lawmakers have not progressed.