Congress has passed legislation to reopen the partially-shuttered federal government and avert a potentially disastrous default on U.S. obligations, clearing the measure for President Barack Obama’s promised signature.
A government shutdown will furlough as many as 800,000 of the nation’s 2.1 million federal workers. It hit early Tuesday as a bitterly divided Congress failed to approve a temporary spending bill to keep the government running.
Congress has missed the deadline for averting the first partial government shutdown in 17 years.
Absent a last minute Congressional deal, a government shutdown will begin at midnight tonight — and Pennsylvanians will be affected.
Companies that rely on helium have been holding their breath, but it now appears an impending shutdown of the nation’s helium reservoir may be averted.
A Congressional committee is holding a second hearing on a Legionnaire’s disease outbreak at Pittsburgh’s Veterans Affairs hospitals that killed at least five patients and sickened 21 since 2011.
With President Barack Obama announcing Saturday that he will seek congressional approval to use force in Syria, many are asking: What will happen next in the Middle East?
Local leaders are weighing in following strong words from President Obama Saturday afternoon as the situation in Syria intensifies.
Obama will seek authorization for the use of force in Syria from Congress.
The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), with two big facilities in South Park and Morgantown, is not well-known, but — working with local universities — it’s America’s fossil fuel research lab.
Every single day tens of thousands of Americans get stuck in traffic, subways and planes because of outdated and collapsing infrastructure, too many cars, detours, repairs and poor mass transit.
Some employers say they find the Affordable Care Act – unaffordable. Instead of extending coverage to some employees, they’re cutting their hours.
Congress is off on its Fourth of July holiday and did not resolve the interest rate crisis for student loans.
Is there any job in the military — frontline combat or on special commando missions — that women can not do?
All eyes were on the Ways and Means Committee when they took up the IRS issue.