Senate Leaders Reach Budget Deal To End Shutdown, Avoid Debt Default
With Congress deadlocked for weeks over the country’s debt limit and the federal shutdown, the Senate reached a bipartisan compromise that would not only extend the limit but also reopen the government.
Federal Government Shuts Down As Congress Haggles Over Spending Bill
A deal to approve a short-term measure to keep the U.S. government funded into the next fiscal year was not reached, prompting the first shutdown of the government in 17 years. Congress was still in session as the 12:01 a.m. deadline passed early Tuesday (Oct. 1) morning, with debates and votes still to come in the GOP-led […]
President Barack Obama To Speak At Rosa Parks Statue Unveiling On Capitol Hill
Just a few weeks ago, it was announced that Rosa Parks would become the first Black woman to earn a statue on Capitol Hill. Reports confirm that President Barack Obama will now be a part of the historic moment slated to occur Wednesday (Feb. 27).
Jobless Aid Figures Drop To 5-Year Low
The number of Americans unemployed and seeking assistance dropped to a five-year low, the Labor Department announced Thursday (Dec. 27). The four-week average was at 356,750, as weekly applications fell to 12,000 for the week ending on Dec. 22. However, the figures were adjusted due to the holiday season, as many state unemployment offices were […]