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WTOP Answer Desk: What are the Beltway truckers planning? (Video)

Truckers are promising to cause a traffic jam on the Capital Beltway Friday in a political protest.

Friday - 10/11/2013, 03:51am EDT

Tags: Truckers Ride for the Constitution, Capital Beltway, Nick Iannelli, protest

Halted Medicaid payments threaten D.C. children's health

The youngest victims of the shutdown, children, will bear the brunt of a halt in Medicaid payments in D.C. Without the payments, children's access to routine medical care, vaccinations and other health services are threatened.

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 05:29pm EDT

Tags: Medicaid, Childrens National Medical Center, Paula Wolfson

Holmes Norton, Gray confront Obama, Reid over D.C. funding

Two D.C. leaders trying to make sure the District continues operations during the federal shutdown had what some described as heated exchanges Wednesday with President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid.

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 09:25am EDT

Tags: government shutdown, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Vince Gray, Harry Reid, obama, Colleen Kelleher

Will taxpayers foot the bill for government shutdown?

The unfair irony of a federal shutdown: Federal workers could be paid for work they didn't do and taxpayers could be stuck paying for services they didn't get.

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 06:11am EDT

Tags: taxpayer, Taxpayers for Common Sense, dick uliano

Local food banks could see demand spike if shutdown lingers

If the stalemate on Capitol Hill cuts off federal food assistance programs, area food banks could bare the brunt of feeding hungry families in the D.C. region beginning in November.

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 05:02am EDT

Tags: Capital Area Food Bank, food stamps, wic, Food banks, hunger, Hank Silverberg

Man takes mower to National Mall during shutdown

One man has taken it upon himself to mow and clean up the grounds around the Lincoln Memorial during the government shutdown.

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 11:06pm EDT

Tags: National Mall

DC mayor appeals to Reid to free city's funds

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 06:40pm EDT

Tags: Harry Reid, Vince Gray, D.C.

Federal workers resort to selling furniture to stay afloat

With just one, partial paycheck left to come, some federal workers are facing some difficult decisions as they try to cover bills without any income.

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 03:49pm EDT

Tags: Waldorf, Md., federal workers, john aaron

SPA Act would shut down congressional gym

Reps. Bill Foster, D-Ill., and Patrick Murphy, D-Fla., want the congressional gym closed during the federal shutdown.

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 12:21pm EDT

Tags: government shutdown, bill foster, Patrick Murphy, congressional gym, SPA Act

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