Tag: government shutdown

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    Boehner on Shutdown Deal: ‘We Just Didn’t Win’

    (AP) — Up against one last deadline, Congress raced to pass legislation Wednesday avoiding a threatened national default and ending a 16-day partial government shutdown along the strict terms set by President Barack Obama when the twin crises began. “We fought the good fight. We just didn’t win,” conceded House Speaker John Boehner as law …

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    Shutdown Over: House Passes Bill 285-144

    UPDATE: 11:07 PM EST, 10/16/2013: “Now that the bill has passed the United States Senate and the House of Representatives, the president plans to sign it tonight and employees should expect to return to work in the morning,” Office of Management and Budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell said in a statement posted on WhiteHouse.gov. “Employees s …

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    Accelerated Efforts, No Agreement On Gov’t Shutdown, Debt Ceiling

    (AP) — With time running short, President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans accelerated efforts Friday to prevent the U.S. Treasury from default and end a partial government shutdown that stretched into an 11th day. The latest impacts: New aircraft grounded, military chaplains silenced and a crab harvest jeopardized in the …

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    Boehner Says GOP Will Vote For Debt Extension

    Facing a fresh deadline, House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that Republicans would vote to extend the government’s ability to borrow money for six weeks — but still leave the government shutdown in place pending fresh negotiations with President Barack Obama and the Democrats. Obama has insisted the shutdown be ended …

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    Charity Steps in to Pay Military Death Benefits During Government Shutdown

    (AP) — The Obama administration, scrambling to tamp down a controversy over suspended death benefits for the families of fallen troops, announced Wednesday that a charity would pick up the costs of the payments during the government shutdown. “The Fisher House Foundation will provide the families of the fallen with the benefits they so r …