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senate schedules showdown vote for 10 p.m. est on house gop bill averting govern


washington (ap) — senate schedules showdown vote for 10 p.m. est on house gop bill averting government shutdown.






shutdown likely after spending bill vote fails in senate


washington -- a federal government shutdown at friday midnight appeared likely after senate republicans failed to muster the votes to break a democratic filibuster that blocked a vote on the house-passed four-week spending bill.






talks to avoid government shutdown hit roadblocks one day before vote


negotiations to avoid a government shutdown sputtered wednesday, a day ahead of a planned vote in the house, with conservative freedom caucus members issuing new demands while defense hawks seethed at the prospect of yet another short-term spending bill. prospects were equally dicey in the senate,...






trump, schumer meet on how to avoid government shutdown


washington -- a white house meeting between president donald trump and senate minority leader chuck schumer offered a glimmer of hope that a deal could be reached to avoid a government shutdown before the friday midnight deadline, as the senate waited to vote on a house-passed short-term spending bill.






sen. durbin ratchets up government shutdown fight over 'dreamers'


a top senate democrat said wednesday that he will vote against any spending bill in the coming weeks if congress has failed to address the fate of young immigrants - raising the stakes in a looming showdown with the white house and republicans over a potential government shutdown. sen. richard...






as government shutdown looms, house gop passes stopgap spending measure


house republicans pushed through a stopgap spending bill thursday evening, brushing off president trump’s last-minute ambiguity about the deal and setting up what is likely to be a nail-biting senate vote friday to avert a government shutdown. after teetering most of the day, the four-week spending...






house votes to avert federal shutdown, senate chances dim


on the edge of a government shutdown, a divided house voted late thursday to keep the government open past a friday deadline — setting up an eleventh-hour standoff in the senate, where democrats have vowed to kill the measure.






house votes to avert federal shutdown, senate chances dim


on the edge of a government shutdown, a divided house voted late thursday to keep the government open past a friday deadline — setting up an eleventh-hour standoff in the senate, where democrats have vowed to kill the measure.






house, senate vote to end government shutdown


democrats agreed to a deal to reopen the government in exchange for a promise to move on to immigration and daca






senate moderates to pitch leaders on plan to end shutdown


restive senate moderates in both parties expressed hopes of finding a way to end the government shutdown as they raced toward a late-night showdown vote and their last chance to reopen the government before hundreds of thousands of federal workers were forced to stay home from work without pay monday.






senate, house pass temporary spending bill to avert government shutdown


the republican-led congress narrowly passed a temporary spending bill thursday to avert a government shutdown, doing the bare minimum in a sprint toward the holidays and punting disputes on immigration, health care and the budget to next year. the measure passed the house on a 231-188 vote over...






senate fails to reach deal to end government shutdown, pushes vote to monday


the government shutdown headed into its third day after frantic efforts sunday by a bipartisan group of moderate senators failed to produce a compromise on immigration and spending. "we have yet to reach an agreement on a path forward that would be acceptable for both sides," senate minority leader...






senate leaders reach a deal to reopen government, with vote scheduled today


senate leaders have reached an agreement to end the three-day government shutdown by passing a stopgap spending bill and committing to tackle the issue of immigration before the next deadline, senate minority leader charles e. schumer said monday. the senate is scheduled to vote on the bill soon,...






government shutdown looms despite house action, short-lived senate discussion


the house passed a short-term extension of government funding late thursday after republican leaders, with help from president donald trump, cobbled together enough gop votes to overcome an internal revolt. still, the possibility of a federal shutdown moved closer to a certainty after senate democrats...






senate schedules late-night vote, but no deal to avert government shutdown


the government careened toward shutdown friday night in a chaotic close to donald trump's first year as president, as democrats and republicans preemptively traded blame while still struggling to find some accord before a deadline at the stroke of midnight. the lawmakers and trump's white house...






mcconnell announces vote in last-ditch effort to avert government shutdown


senate majority leader mitch mcconnell, r-ky., said a vote to end debate on a short-term spending bill will take place at 10 p.m. friday in a last-ditch move to avert a government shutdown ahead of a midnight deadline.






senate voting on deal to end government shutdown


senate democrats agreed to vote on reopening the government in exchange for promises on immigration






federal government shuts down as talks continue


a federal government shutdown began after democrats blocked a senate republican bid to bring up the house-passed four-week spending bill up for a vote.






house to vote on spending bill that senate won't pass, rekindling shutdown showd


house republican leaders filed a government funding bill late wednesday that bows to the wishes of conservative lawmakers but is widely seen as unpassable in the senate because of democratic opposition. the move sets up a showdown between the two chambers and the two parties ahead of a deadline...






the latest: senate gop plans a vote aimed at ending shutdown


the latest on the government shutdown (all times local):






house republicans approve stopgap funding measure, averting government shutdown


house republicans approved legislation thursday to keep the government running — something they’ve rarely been able to do on their own — ensuring a weekend shutdown will likely be averted. the senate was expected to follow suit later thursday. most house democrats refused to support the stopgap...






government heads toward shutdown as senate fails to approve funding


the government careened toward shutdown friday night in a chaotic close to donald trump's first year as president. an eleventh-hour effort to stave off the shutdown for four weeks appeared to fall well short in the senate, and lawmakers preemptively traded blame as the midnight deadline neared....






as government shutdown looms, house gop searching for votes to pass stopgap spen


legislation to temporarily fund the federal government and avert a shutdown teetered ahead of a vote thursday as gop leaders did not appear to have enough support for passage. as republicans scrambled to pass their bill, the white house complicated the effort with mixed signals. first, president...






congress approves stopgap funding measure, averting government shutdown threat f


house republicans approved legislation thursday to keep the government running — something they’ve rarely been able to do on their own. the senate followed suit shortly thereafter, ensuring that a weekend shutdown would be averted. most house democrats refused to support the stopgap measure, which...






shutdown deal paves way for senate to take up immigration, but will house and tr


the deal that ended the government shutdown on monday paved the way for senate consideration of immigration legislation, but it did nothing to ensure that the house would act on such a bill - or that president donald trump would sign it. that has raised fears among immigrant advocates that the...






talks to avoid shutdown hit roadblocks a day ahead of vote


negotiations to avoid a government shutdown sputtered wednesday, a day ahead of a planned vote in the house.






house votes to avert federal shutdown, senate chances dim


a divided house voted thursday to prevent a government shutdown after an eleventh-hour deal brought conservatives aboard. but the gop-written measure faced gloomy prospects in the senate, and it remained unclear whether lawmakers would be able to find a way to keep federal offices open past a friday night deadline.






house approves bill to keep government open, but chances of passing in senate st


the house approved a short-term spending bill thursday to avoid a government shutdown, but passage was in doubt in the senate as democrats threatened to block it over the absence of a deal on undocumented immigrants. house republican leaders prevailed in lobbying the conservative house freedom...






house passes $1.1 trillion spending bill


the vote sends the bill to the senate in time for it to avert a government shutdown at midnight friday.






house passes government funding bill; senate delays


the government will shutdown friday night if the senate cannot come to an agreement






trump signs 2-week spending bill to avoid shutdown


washington (ap) — president donald trump has signed a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and keep the federal government running through dec. 22. the president signed the two-week spending bill at the white house after the house and senate acted to prevent a government shutdown this weekend. the white house and congressional leaders […]






senate democrats relent, vote to end shutdown; house to follow


congress sped toward reopening the government monday as democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations, relenting in a fight over immigration in return for assurances from republican leaders that the senate will soon take up the plight of young "dreamers" and other contentious...






house votes to avert federal shutdown, but deal faces dim chances in senate


a divided house voted thursday to prevent a government shutdown after an eleventh-hour deal brought conservatives aboard. but the gop-written measure faced gloomy prospects in the senate, and it remained unclear whether lawmakers would be able to find a way to keep federal offices open past a friday...






end to shutdown in sight as senate breaks dem filibuster


democrats lined up behind a plan to reopen the federal government monday as the senate began a key vote.






us senate reaches deal to end government shutdown


partial closure expected to end as republicans and democrats in the senate vote to approve a temporary funding bill.