WTOP’s Mitchell Miller and Dave McConnell take a closer look at the politics in play involving the partial government shutdown
Federal judge has decided the government can’t be forced to pay federal employees during the ongoing partial government shutdown, according to multiple media reports. A U.S. District judge in Washington declined a request by federal employee unions to issue a temporary restraining order blocking the government from requiring employees to show up for work without pay.
The request was made as the shutdown led to dramatic debate in the Senate, where Democrats tried unsuccessfully to bring about votes on House-passed legislation that would reopen the government. While federal workers generally receive back pay after a shutdown, contractors do not.
Federal workers are flooding congressional offices with concerned calls about how they’ll pay their bills, and lawmakers who represent them in the D.C. area vowed Wednesday to do all they can to help end the partial government shutdown.
Hundreds of thousands of federal workers will miss their first paycheck this Friday if no breakthrough agreement is reached to end the partial government shutdown — and members of Congress say their constituents are worried.
Part of the federal government will shut down Friday at midnight unless an agreement on a new spending plan is reached. The shutdown could affect more than 800,000 federal workers, including at least 420,000 who would be working without pay.
President Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen, along with others convicted in connection with the special counsel’s Russia investigation, could be called to testify before Congress.
Opponents of a new congressional effort that would pave the way for a new Redskins stadium in D.C. are ready to mount a defensive stand against putting the new facility at the site of RFK Stadium.
President Trump signs appropriations bill, keeping the federal government running until Dec. 21.
The House and Senate have passed a two-week stopgap measure to avoid a partial government shutdown and pushing back the latest spending deadline to Dec. 21.
Thousands of people are expected to pay their respects to the late President George H.W. Bush as he lies in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, which opens to the public on Monday at 7:30 p.m. Here’s what you need to know.
The midterm elections were weeks ago — Nov. 6 — and Thanksgiving has come and gone. So the election results for the U.S. House of Representatives should finally be complete, right? Well, almost.
While lawmakers don’t agree on much, members of both parties are concerned a standoff over border wall funding could lead to a partial government shutdown when a spending deadline hits on Dec. 7.
U.S. Senators have written a sharply worded letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis, saying they are “deeply disturbed by the overt politicization of the military” and the continued deployment of troops in response to the migrant caravan.
Rep. Marcia Fudge, who was once considering a bid, announced Tuesday evening she will instead support Pelosi as speaker. No other lawmaker appears willing to challenge Pelosi, but it’s possible that 16 “no” votes on the House floor could deny her the seat.
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