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Gaetz says he will seek to oust McCarthy as speaker this week. 'Bring it on,' McCarthy says

Oct. 01, 2023 16:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Matt Gaetz said Sunday he will try to remove House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, a fellow Republican, from his leadership position this week after McCarthy relied on Democratic support to pass legislation that avoided a government shutdown. “Bring it on,” McCarthy responded....

Government shutdown averted with little time to spare as Biden signs funding before midnight

Sep. 30, 2023 23:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The threat of a federal government shutdown suddenly lifted late Saturday as President Joe Biden signed a temporary funding bill to keep agencies open with little time to spare after Congress rushed to approve the bipartisan deal. The package drops aid to Ukraine,...

A government shutdown is averted for now with a temporary funding bill. What happens in a shutdown?

Sep. 30, 2023 23:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has averted for now a threatened government shutdown that would have disrupted many services, squeezed federal employees and roiled politics. The threat was set aside late Saturday after Congress voted to keep agencies open until Nov. 17. Speaker Kevin...

Biden says it's 'good news' the shutdown was averted but blames House GOP for 'manufactured crisis'

Sep. 30, 2023 23:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Staring down a possible government shutdown, the White House wanted to make sure any blame would fall at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue — specifically on House Republicans. After all, it was the majority party in the House that had been paralyzed until...

Rep. Jamaal Bowman triggered a fire alarm in a House office building amid voting on a funding bill

Sep. 30, 2023 22:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. Jamaal Bowman acknowledged triggering a fire alarm Saturday in one of the U.S. Capitol office buildings as lawmakers scrambled to pass a bill to fund the government before the midnight shutdown deadline. The fire alarm sounded out around noon in...

McCarthy's last-ditch plan to keep the government open collapses, making a shutdown almost certain

Sep. 29, 2023 20:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's last-ditch plan to keep the federal government temporarily open collapsed in dramatic fashion Friday as a robust faction of hard-right holdouts rejected the package, making a shutdown almost certain. McCarthy’s right-flank...

A last-ditch Republican funding effort collapses in the House, leaving the government on the verge of a shutdown

Sep. 29, 2023 13:54 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A last-ditch Republican funding effort collapses in the House, leaving the government on the verge of a shutdown.

Shutdown's shadow, Biden's speech and arguing the case: Takeaways from the House impeachment hearing

Sep. 29, 2023 11:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Thursday are holding the first hearing of their impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden and their effort to tie the him to the business dealings to his son Hunter. It’s a high-stakes opening act for Republicans as they begin a process...

McCarthy rejects Senate spending bill while scrambling for a House plan that averts a shutdown

Sep. 29, 2023 09:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government shutdown appeared all but inevitable as House Speaker Kevin McCarthy dug in Thursday, vowing he will not take up Senate legislation designed to keep the federal government fully running despite House Republicans' struggle to unite around an alternative. ...

The far right has been feuding with McCarthy for weeks. Here's how it's spiraling into a shutdown

Sep. 29, 2023 06:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With little time left to prevent a government shutdown, the House is in a familiar position: effectively paralyzed as conservatives feud with Speaker Kevin McCarthy over matters large and small. McCarthy has pushed the Republican conference to embrace a short-term...