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 [.
Tired of fretting about government shutdowns? Budget lapses would be a thing of the past under a new proposal from a House Democrat who wants to put an end to them for good. Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) said this week that he is seeki... Read Post
Congress narrowly averted a partial shutdown of the U.S. domestic security agency late on Friday night, but the forces behind the chaotic episode remain – fractious Republicans and House Speaker John Boehner’s lack of control over t... Read Post