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House votes to give furloughed workers back pay

Congress and President Barack Obama are sending this message to the 800,000 sidelined government employees: We don't know when the impasses will end but you will get reimbursed for lost pay once the government reopens.

Saturday - 10/05/2013, 12:03pm EDT

Tags: back pay, furloughs

Miriam's Kitchen: Beat the 'shutdown blues' by volunteering

Furloughed federal workers likely won't report to work Monday. But they could head into town to volunteer: Miriam's Kitchen needs help making hot sauce.

Saturday - 10/05/2013, 08:27am EDT

Tags: Miriams Kitchen, Kristi King, shutdown,

Not all federal agencies taking a hit in shutdown

As many high-profile agencies sit idle because of the federal government shutdown, others are humming along just fine, thank you.

Friday - 10/04/2013, 05:45pm EDT

Tags: federal agencies

Shutdown prompts rare government mix: imagination and laughter

At a Bethesda conference, almost 100 people showed up. There were top officials from pharmaceutical companies, leading academics, consultants, patient advocates and two officials from the Canadian government. What was missing: Their counterparts, the U.S. officials. Suffice it to say, it left some major holes in certain sessions.

Friday - 10/04/2013, 01:56pm EDT

Tags: shutdown, Bethesda

Boehner ties government reopening to 2-party talks

Friday - 10/04/2013, 01:00pm EDT


New group wants a citizens' cabinet (Video)

A group of former politicians is trying to ensure elected officials on Capitol Hill and around the country hear the voices of their constituents.

Friday - 10/04/2013, 12:59pm EDT

Tags: shutdown,

Pelosi: Republicans can't even talk to themselves

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says no progress has been made toward ending the government shutdown because "it's very hard to negotiate with the Republicans when they can't negotiate with themselves."

Friday - 10/04/2013, 08:45am EDT


Government shutdown delays key Bi-County Parkway deal

The latest wrinkle in the new "Battle of Manassas" is coming from Washington, D.C., not Virginia.

Friday - 10/04/2013, 08:41am EDT

Tags: bi-county parkway, ari ashe, sprawl and crawl, Manassas Battlefield

Harpers Ferry works to weather shutdown

Friday - 10/04/2013, 08:30am EDT

Tags: Harpers Ferry, shutdown,

Shutdown jeopardizes nutrition program for poor

Jacob Quick is a fat and happy 4-month-old with a big and expensive appetite. Like millions of other poor women, Jacob's mother relies on the federal Women, Infants and Children program to pay for infant formula - aid that is now jeopardized by the government shutdown.

Friday - 10/04/2013, 07:07am EDT

Tags: Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children

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