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February 8, 2018
Sen. Rand Paul briefly speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Feb. 8. (Melina Mara / Washington Post)
Government shuts down as budget bill stalls in Congress
February 8, 2018 - 11:56pm
January 23, 2018
American Opinion: These were the true heroes of the shutdown debacle
January 23, 2018 - 10:43pm
January 22, 2018
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks back to his office after the Senate voted to reopen government. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Melina Mara
Shutdown ends after Democrats agree to trust that McConnell will allow 'dreamer' vote
January 22, 2018 - 8:18pm
For dreamers, budget vote a nightmare
January 22, 2018 - 5:25pm
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks to members of the media while walking through the Capitol on Sunday. Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer
Senate adjourns without deal to end government shutdown; vote postponed until noon Monday
January 22, 2018 - 7:54am
September 29, 2016
Senate approves funding bill to avert government shutdown
September 29, 2016 - 11:32am
September 27, 2016
Stopgap bill to avoid government shutdown fails Senate procedural vote
September 27, 2016 - 4:45pm
May 23, 2015
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton announces Saturday that he vetoed spending bills for several state agencies. A special legislative session will be needed to finish the state budget. (FORUM NEWS SERVICEDon Davis)
With more budget vetoes, shutdown preparations begin
May 23, 2015 - 6:55pm
October 17, 2013
U.S. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., addresses reporters about the partial government shutdown. Also pictured is Sen. Heidi Heidkamp, D-N.D.  Reuters photo
Most in Washington are hopeful deal will lead to better results down road
October 17, 2013 - 11:42pm
An unidentified man crosses Pennsylvania Avenue near the Justice Department. After 16 days of being off the job, thousands of furloughed federal workers returned to work Thursday on the heels of a temporary government deal that allows the U.S. to borrow above the $16.7 trillion limit. AP Photo/Cliff Owen
Federal employees back to work as government reopens
October 17, 2013 - 11:37pm
October 16, 2013
Letter: Oh, for enlightened voters!
October 16, 2013 - 5:00am
Letter: Foolish faith in government
October 16, 2013 - 5:00am
October 15, 2013
Senate takes command of default talks, as House GOP balks at deal
October 15, 2013 - 11:49pm
Letter: Who’s representing us?
October 15, 2013 - 1:00am
October 14, 2013
Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ken., is surrounded by reporters as he walks to the Senate floor after meeting with Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., in his office on Capitol Hill on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 in Washington. The Senate's top two leaders both expressed optimism Monday that they were closing in on an agreement to prevent a national financial default and reopen the government after a two-week partial shutdown. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Reid, McConnell optimistic on debt-shutdown deal
October 14, 2013 - 1:45pm