By LOIS BECKETT ProPublica The Securities and Exchange Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Health and Human Services could face partial shutdowns this fall, as a politically polarized Congress faces a Sept. 30 deadline to approve a new federal budget. During the contentious budget process, Congress typically passes “continuing resolutions” to fund [.
Congress and President Obama are bracing for a showdown as a possible government shutdown looms larger with each passing day that the budget battle remains unresolved. Federal agencies are already reviewing shutdown plans in anticip... Read Post
The first partial shutdown of the federal government in 17 years took effect today, because President Obama and partisans in Congress failed to agree on a budget. Recent polls have suggested that Republicans in Congress will be blam... Read Post