Shutdown

Democrats Threaten Year-Long Stopgap Measure as Spending Talks Remain at a Standstill

Lawmakers concede a long-term CR would devastate agencies, though a bipartisan breakthrough to avoid a shutdown has proven elusive.

House Delays Shutdown Threat by 10 Weeks After Approving Stopgap Spending Bill

The measure now heads to Biden's desk, who is expected to sign it before midnight deadline.

Senate Reaches a Deal to Avoid a Shutdown, Punts Threat for 10 Weeks

Lawmakers agree to drop controversial provisions, set up new deadline for lame duck Congress.

The Path to Averting a Shutdown Is Still Unclear, With Just Days Until the Deadline

The Senate is set to vote on a continuing resolution Tuesday that would fund agencies for 10 more weeks, but includes provisions many lawmakers oppose.

Lawmakers Are Setting a Tight Schedule to Avoid a Government Shutdown

Senate Democrats plan to unveil a bill Wednesday, but will hold off on a vote in an effort to rally support for it.

Congress Is Heading Toward Yet Another Stopgap Spending Bill This Week to Avoid a Shutdown

A short-term measure will allow appropriators to get over the finish line on full-year spending, top House Democrat says.

Congress Passes 10-Week Stopgap Spending Bill, Narrowly Avoiding Shutdown 

Lawmakers sidestepped last-minute hurdles in effort to buy time for passing full-year funding.  

Getting Ready for the Next Budget Showdown

As in some years past, there is a lot of uncertainty regarding a potential government shutdown.

Lawmakers Introduce Smattering of Bills to Avoid Future Shutdowns

The last-minute action to keep federal agencies open past Sept. 30 has spurred a flurry of legislation aimed at automatically funding federal programs in the face of congressional inaction.

Biden Signs Shutdown-Averting Stopgap Spending Bill

Lawmakers have punted the shutdown threat for nine weeks, but a potential debt default looms.