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U.S. Senate passes huge spending bill to avert gov't shutdown

Mar 23, 2018 - 2:09 PM

Triggering a 3rd government shutdown of the year would have been a deep embarrassment for the Republican-led Congress ahead of mid-term elections in November

AVERTING SHUTDOWN. Lights shine at The U.S. Capitol along with the Washington Monument, and Lincoln Memorial in the early hours of Friday morning on February 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. shutdown extended as crunch vote delayed

Jan 22, 2018 - 6:57 AM

(UPDATED) The shutdown casts a huge shadow over the first anniversary of Trump's inauguration as president and highlights the deep divisions between Republicans and Democrats

LATE NIGHT. Night view of Capitol Hill on January 21, 2018 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Trump campaign against bureaucracy alarms U.S. federal workers

Jan 26, 2017 - 10:38 AM

US officials are alarmed by the launch of President Donald Trump s drive to rein in the federal bureaucracy from hiring freezes to gag orders

The US Capitol Building is seen through fences in Washington, DC, on January 19, 2017. Jewel Samad/AFP

Obama calls on Congress to stop 'farce,' end shutdown

Oct 05, 2013 - 6:25 PM

US President Barack Obama calls on the lower chamber of Congress to stop this farce and government shutdown