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Amid deep polarization, female senators have led bipartisan efforts to end a government shutdown and avert a federal default.
The six-year term in the 100-member Senate is a different job than representing districts in the House of Representatives. The composition and powers of the Senate are established in Article One of the U.S.

Here, Donald Trump is being advised by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who forced a government shutdown in the 1990s after a perceived slight by President Clinton aboard Air Force One.
We already know what happens to the Supreme Court if Republicans keep the Senate. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) confessed as much last week, when he said that Republicans "will be united against any Supreme Court nominee that Hillary Clinton, if she ...
He has never been a full committee chairman and collected his salary while other federal employees were put on furlough when he voted for the government shutdown. Hillary Clinton isn't perfect, but she is certainly not crazy like Donald Trump who ...
The Federal government shutdown of 2013 was an embarrassing reminder of how broken our political system is. Too many politicians are beholden to special interests or to their own stubbornness, and when our elected representatives play this game of ...

He said giving Republicans the opportunity to block Clinton's initiatives means the possibility of another government shutdown, the blocking of Supreme Court nominees and preventing progress on dealing with climate change. Obama was speaking to donors ...
... resolution of some duration to fund the government, analysts say. The CR Congress passed last month runs out on Dec. 9, and lawmakers would have to pass another to avert a government shutdown if they cannot reach a deal on 2017 federal spending.
The federal government shutdown in 2013 led to the layoffs of more than a quarter of the staff in the Chicago office, but that's no excuse.
I don't believe threatening a government shutdown is a responsible action. People depend on normal federal operations for so many things, and we saw some of the disruptions in 2013 when there was a shutdown.
To be fair, Ayotte has made a few feints in that direction - for instance by challenging Senator Ted Cruz of Texas on his disastrous government shutdown strategy. And she is clearly hard-working and intelligent. But when the chips are down, Ayotte too ...
In late September, Congress delayed another government shutdown only until after the election. Ultimately, both Angie Craig and Jason Lewis resort to traditional attack strategies.
Snow, who trails significantly in polls, has come down hard on Lee for his part in the 2013 16-day government shutdown, as well as for his current stance against holding a hearing for President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland.
Dr. Parker cited Western's economic impact study of the region's leaf season in relation to the government shutdown in 2013 as an example of how the work of the center might shed light on the state's economy. "The government shutdown was a good ...
government shutdown: The worst possible outcome is that the election gives both left-wing Democrats and right-wing Republicans reason to believe that the people delivered them a mandate to pursue their ideological priorities.
In the first and likely last Nevada U.S. Senate debate, Democratic candidate Catherine Cortez Masto accused her opponent, Republican Joe Heck, of supporting the 2013 government shutdown. While answering if they'll pledge to never shut down the federal ...
He has occasionally departed from GOP House leadership on key votes - such as his vote last October against a 2016-17 budget deal that avoided a government shutdown. However, he later voted for elements of the final spending plans. Zinke has ...

Two candidates for Virginia's 5th Congressional district seat proved themselves polar opposites on big issues, including a potential government shutdown, debt reduction, Social Security and healthcare during a forum Monday night in Warrenton. About 140 ...
Lee was one of a number of conservatives elected in 2010 amid a wave of Tea Party-backed candidates. He gained national attention for helping spearhead a fight to derail President Barack Obama's health care law, leading to the 2013 government shutdown.
Funding for Planned Parenthood nearly led to a government shutdown in fall of that year and continues to hold up unrelated legislation on Capitol Hill.
He had just returned to Washington, D.C., from a weekend in Cincinnati to vote on government spending bills, preventing a government shutdown. He spoke confidently about the needs of his constituents and the country as a whole. "The more efficient our ...
The ad and Heck's opponent, Cortez Masto, claim he supported a government shutdown in 2013, which Heck has denied.
When Congress was in the midst of a budget crisis in 2013 that could have led to a government shutdown, Murray reached across the political aisle to work out a compromise with current House Speaker Paul Ryan, then the GOP House budget leader, ...
One of the decisions will be whether to allow a government shutdown, or renew the current CR (continuing resolution) which expires Dec. 9th, to approve another CR or approve an Omnibus Appropriations package that will keep the government running ...
Amy Klobuchar, the first woman elected to represent Minnesota in the U.S. Senate, returned from Washington and participated in the event, noting there was no government shutdown this year. She is a native of nearby Plymouth, Minn. The stamps were ...
The Democratic candidate has outlined an "ethics plan" that is meant to encourage greater productivity by withholding congressional salaries during a government shutdown and implementing a five-day work week that excludes time spent fundraising.
In a remarkable situation of universal amnesia, Republican lawmakers seeking reelection are claiming no involvement in the highly unpopular government shutdown of three years ago - and voters don't remember it either. The lawmakers claiming no ...
We can figure this out." He also backs a constitutional amendment to balance the federal budget. Johnson noted that he has returned money from his office budget to the treasury and during the government shutdown in 2013, he donated his salary to charity.
It was the third-longest government shutdown in U.S. history. Governor Brian Sandoval said, the closure would have been "catastrophic" to Nevada if it had lasted any longer.
... was the only state to cut off long-term federal unemployment benefits, the first in the Southeast and maybe the nation to decline federal money to study streams and wetlands and the only one to cut WIC benefits during the federal government shutdown.
Federal employees have donated less money over the past few years, with sequestration and the 2013 government shutdown taking a big toll.
... was the only state to cut off long-term federal unemployment benefits, the first in the Southeast and maybe the nation to decline federal money to study streams and wetlands and the only one to cut WIC benefits during the federal government shutdown.
For example, there was the "Monsanto Protection Act," quietly slipped into an appropriations bill in 2013 that had to be passed to avoid a U.S.
Congress cleared a bill Wednesday to fund the government and the federal response to Zika, avoiding a potentially embarrassing government shutdown just weeks before the election. The House and Senate approved the measure -- which would fund federal ...
Congress put aside the $500 million in a temporary budget bill after weeks of brinksmanship ended and lawmakers narrowly averted a government shutdown. Democrats on Capitol Hill had threatened to block the bill if it didn't include relief aid for Flint ...
Topics included a government shutdown, bettering the lives of children in foster care, how he determines what his constituents want and his opinion on transgender bathrooms.
"If it averts a government shutdown, we have to look at all avenues, all available directions to go. The government shutdown is not good for anyone and it's devastating to the state. (However), there are other ways. With the waste, fraud and abuse in ...
Lee was one of a number of conservatives elected in 2010 amid a wave of Tea Party-backed candidates. He gained national attention for helping spearhead a fight to derail President Barack Obama's health care law, leading to the 2013 government shutdown.
He cited the 2013 government shutdown as the reason he became interested in politics. He was appalled that a fight over health care insurance would shut down the government.
journalist calls for Turkish communities in Enfield and Tottenham to protest government shutdown of opposition media. Journalist calls for Turkish communities to protest media shutdown.
Congressional Representative Richard Hanna, R-22, joined U.S. senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand to vote last week in favor of H.R.
Ted Cruz's claim that the move means that enemies such as Russia, China, Iran and, yes, the United Nations could seize control of the internet and start censoring.
Congress approved Wednesday a deal that could provide assistance to Flint's lead-contaminated water crisis and helped avert a shutdown of the federal government later this week.
The bill, which passed both the House and the Senate this evening, will not only avert a government shutdown but provides funding for critical programs, including $1.1 billion to combat the Zika virus, $82.5 billion for veterans services, including $52 ...
It is true that avoiding a government shutdown is progress, but it also is true that the "regular order" concerning spending bills remains in shambles, especially since the fight will resume so very soon.
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Congress has reached a deal to prevent a shutdown, just days before the government was set to run out of money.
Idaho's all-GOP congressional delegation split down the middle yesterday as the House and Senate overwhelmingly passed a continuing resolution to fund the government - avoiding a government shutdown by just two days. Sen. Mike Crapo and Rep.
The president is expected to sign the continuing resolution, which will fund the federal government through December 9. Without the continuing resolution, funding to keep the government operating would run out at midnight Friday.
Morning Reads: For First Time, Obama Veto Override; government shutdown Temporarily Averted. A roundup of some of the stories we're reading at BillMoyers.
Congress approves $1.1 billion in Zika funding as it avoids government shutdown. The House voted 342-85 and the Senate voted 72-26 to pass the legislation, which was hindered for months over funding for Planned Parenthood clinics and Flint water ...






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