Lawmakers are scrambling and headlines are screaming Friday as the U.S. government heads towards a shutdown. But what does that actually mean? Congress needs to pass a budget resolution by the end of Friday to fund the government. But the political parties can’t come to agreement on the bill, wrangling […]
The Government Shutdown Was the Longest Ever. Here’s the History.
The longest shutdown in American history ended on Friday, after 34 full days. That easily exceeded the previous record, under President Bill Clinton in 1995, of 21 days. In total, there have been 21 gaps in government funding since 1976, though the level of shutdown has varied. The current federal […]
Trump Signs ‘Families First’ Relief Bill Into Law: Here’s What That Could Mean For You
While his administration and congressional leaders continued to hammer out a trillion-dollar COVID-19 stimulus package, President Trump signed into law Wednesday evening the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the second bipartisan coronavirus relief bill Congress has passed so far — the first providing around $8 billion in emergency funding for emergency […]