Government Shutdown

Donald Trump will sign a funding bill that will provide money for a physical barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border and then declare a national emergency in an attempt to secure more funding for a wall, the White House said on Thursday (Feb 14). Join Our Text Club To Get The Latest Music, Entertainment, Contests And […]

The federal government shutdown cost the economy $11 billion, according to a report from the Congressional Budget Office. The figure reflects lost output from federal workers, delayed government spending and reduced demand. Monday’s report estimated a hit of $3 billion, or 0.1 percent, to economic activity during the fourth quarter of 2018. The impact was projected […]

Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) will continue to offer free transit rides this week for federal employees who were affected by the partial government shutdown. In support of Gov. Larry Hogan’s #MDHelps initiative, MDOT Secretary Pete K. Rahn extended free transit service on MARC, Commuter Bus, and BaltimoreLink services, including: CityLink, LocalLink, Express BusLink, Light […]

UPDATE: According to reports, Congress and Donald Trump have reached a tentative deal to Temporary end the partial Government Shutdown. With Trump’s Approval, the deal would reopen the government for three weeks. The 5.7 Billion Trump wants for the wall to block the southern border would still be on the table with more talks scheduled. […]

As we enter day 33 of the government shutdown, federal workers have officially missed two paychecks. The current shutdown doesn’t seem to have any near end in sight as congress and the President can’t come to an agreement as over 800,000 try to figure out where they can go for aide to pay their bills. […]

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Maryland’s tax collector is announcing help for federal workers affected by the partial federal government shutdown. Comptroller Peter Franchot estimates Maryland is losing $58 million in state and local income tax revenue, as well as more than $2 million in sales tax revenue. He also added the loss is subsequently impacting Maryland’s economy. The Comptroller’s […]

  With increasing numbers of employees of the federal government and federal contractors nationwide forced to seek charitable food after missing a paycheck, Hunger Free America, a national nonprofit group, announced a new “Fed Food” toll-free 800 line and web portal to help anyone affected to locate free food and/or to volunteer their time to […]

If the Government shutdown continues, the museums on the National Mall may shut down as well. Smithsonian officials announced Thursday that all of its museums, as well as the National Zoo, will be shuttered on Jan. 2 unless a deal is reached. Two-thirds of Smithsonian staff are federal employees and next Wednesday they may be […]

Government shutdowns have become a regular topic of conversation in Washington D.C. for the last few years. While many thought the talk of shutting down the government would have ended with Speaker of the House John Boehner’s retirement, politicians are still continuing to use it as a threat, and congressional gridlock is becoming rather normal. The […]

In a morning meeting with Republicans on Friday, House Speaker John Boehner announced his resignation from Congress amidst a struggle that could end with a government…