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 …