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Posted byon October 10, 2013 at 12:44 PM EDT
Some Republicans have made questionable assertions about the dangers surrounding a failure to pay our bills and prevent a default. Check out the contrast between those statements and financial experts.
Posted byon October 8, 2013 at 7:15 PM EDT
Earlier today, President Obama issued a statement and answered questions asked by the press in the Brady Briefing Room. The President explained the need for Congress to reopen the government and prevent a default that would cause an economic shutdown. And he reiterated that while he is willing to negotiate on the budget or matters of policy like Obamacare, he will not allow members of the House of Representatives to hold the economy hostage.
Posted byon October 7, 2013 at 5:50 PM EDT
On Monday, President Obama met with FEMA officials at the National Response Coordinating Center, where he thanked them for their dedicated service during the shutdown in light of the arrival of Tropical Storm Karen and other potential natural disasters. The President repeated his call for Congress to pass a continuing resolution to reopen the government and to raise the debt limit. The President noted that about 86% of FEMA employees are currently furloughed
Posted byon October 5, 2013 at 6:00 AM EDT
In this week’s address, President Obama said that Republicans in the House of Representatives chose to shut down the government over a health care law they don’t like.
Posted byon October 3, 2013 at 7:50 PM EDT
Congress failed to pass legislation to fund the government, and now many vital services are shut down. How has the government shutdown affected you?
Posted byon October 3, 2013 at 2:30 PM EDT
Today the President visited M. Luis Construction Company where he highlighted the economic impact of the shutdown and urged Speaker Boehner to reopen the government by putting a funding bill free of partisan demands to a simple yes or no vote.
Posted byon October 1, 2013 at 2:55 PM EDT
Posted byon October 1, 2013 at 1:40 PM EDT
Find an overview of the government services and operations that will halt immediately until Congress passes a budget to fund them again, and services that will continue during the government shutdown.
Posted byon October 1, 2013 at 11:20 AM EDT
President Obama sends a letter to federal employees.
Posted byon September 30, 2013 at 9:00 PM EDT
If the United States government shuts down tonight and our economy takes a hit, it will be because House Republicans let it happen.