Lawmakers ended the government shutdown earlier this week with a last minute deal, but it could all happen again early next year if a long-term deal isn’t reached.
The first day the government reopened, a group of 36 World War II and Korean War veterans from the Pittsburgh area bused to Washington DC to see the World War II Memorial.
In sure sign the government shutdown is over, the doors to the popular Air and Space Museum were back open again Thursday afternoon.
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.
KDKA’s Jon Delano went to Washington D.C. to ask local members of Congress about the nonsense of this government shutdown and potential default on the debt.
Frustration seems to be more common in Washington than the ability to reach a bipartisan deal across party lines.
Gov. Tom Corbett’s top budget official says a partial federal government shutdown could eventually force the state to mothball programs and furlough employees.
The government shutdown has denied death benefits to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Weddings have been cancelled, veterans have been turned away from memorials and furloughed employees are unsure if they’ll get a paycheck on Oct. 15, as Sunday marks day six of the government shutdown.
The Pentagon is ordering most of its approximately 400,000 furloughed civilian employees back to work.
Mike Pintek stopped by Upper St. Clair High School on Thursday for a broadcast of the KDKA High School Tour.
On the first day uninsured Americans could sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, a crowd turned out at the Hill House to learn more.
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.