Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan says the partial government shutdown is "inflicting needless uncertainty on our country" and he is blaming it on Senate Democrats. He said that the Democrats are holding the government hostage to win protections for younger immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. Show More Summary
Gov. Kay Ivey says the inability of Congress to fund the federal government, will not have an impact on state services. Ivey joined Alabama's Congressional Republicans to criticize Senate Democrats … Click to Continue »
Government Shutdown Could Cost Billions Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Senate failed to reach an agreement on a stopgap budget bill Friday and it could cost the economy billions. The last time the government shutdown in 2013 for 16 days the U.S. economy took a $24 billion hit, according to...
Sen. Bernie Sanders says Republicans are to blame for the shutdown of the federal government, and it's their responsibility to work with Democrats get it reopened. The independent Vermont senator … Click to Continue »
Esquire reports: A rising Republican star – yes, there still are some of those — named Nathan Dahm, who is running to replace the equally wingy wingnut Jim Bridenstine in the Congress, has filed Senate Bill 1457. What does this bill do? I am glad you asked. Show More Summary
(Scott Johnson) You have to be awfully cynical to be Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Senate Republicans have sought to publicize an exhibit displaying Schumer on shutdowns that they have extracted with help from the Wayback Machine, circa 2013. Show More Summary
Maine's Republican senator says the federal government shutdown is threatening to leave hundreds of workers furloughed and prevent low-income families from accessing health care programs. Sen. Susan Collins says she … Click to Continue »
President Donald Trump has put the blame squarely on Democratic lawmakers for the government shutdown, even though Republicans control the White House, the House and the Senate. Trump used Twitter on Saturday morning to blast Democrats for giving him “a nice present” of the shutdown on the anniversary of his inauguration. Show More Summary
On the one-year anniversary of Trump's inauguration, the U.S. government is shutting down after a Republican party that controls the House, the Senate, and the White House couldn't manage to compromise its way to a budget. The one good thing to come out of this? Democrats are finally taking a strong stand to protect DACA recipients.
Here’s what really happened around 1AM: Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) would not allow military pay to be left unmolested by the Republican Party’s decision to shut down the federal government. Once again, Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have made the military suffer as a result of their political gamesmanship. Show More Summary
The U.S. government shut down at midnight on Friday after Democrats and Republicans, locked in a bitter dispute over immigration and border security, failed to agree on a last-minute deal to fund its operations. In a late-night session, senators blocked a bill to extend government funding through Feb. Show More Summary
Partisan bickering and gridlock intensified as Democrats and Republicans played the blame game over an impending government shutdown.
The senator seemed to be targeting his own party. Republican Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana blasted his own party as “idiots” hours before a federal government shutdown. “Our country was founded by geniuses, but it’s being run by idiots,” Sen. Show More Summary
The U.S. government shut down at midnight after Congress failed to resolve a partisan standoff over immigration and spending. In a late-night vote, Senate Democrats blocked a bill that would have kept the government running for four weeks. (Jan. 20)
Democratic senators gathered on Capitol Hill to express frustration with the budget negotiations. They say that there is bipartisan legislation that Republicans are thwarting. (Jan. 19)
(Paul Mirengoff) Tonight, the Senate failed to approve a funding bill that would have kept the government fully open and operating for the time being. Nearly every Republican Senator voted for the bill. The only exceptions were two pro-amnesty Senators — Lindsey Graham and Jeff Flake — and two anti-spending hardliners — Rand Paul and Mike Lee. Show More Summary
As the nation inched closer to the first government shutdown since 2013, the New York Times figured out who to blame: Democrats. At around 10PM, the Senate took up a procedural vote to advance a Republican plan to fund the government four additional weeks. Under Senate rules it would require 60 votes for passage. Theoretically, […]
With a handful in each party crossing the aisle, the 50-48 vote fell short of the 60 needed.
Senate Republicans failed to win over enough Dems to reach 60 votes in a last ditch deal to avoid a government shutdown at midnight Friday. Democrats and Republicans in Congress had raced against time to pass a budget resolution/assign...Show More Summary
Senator Mazie Hirono talks with Rachel Maddow about the issues that Republicans have refused to address, like security for DACA recipients, that have Senate...