The Republican determination not to increase the deficit – even for disaster funding – brought Congress within a week of a government shutdown. In the end, FEMA had enough money to get by.
09/27/2011 09:30 am
The Senate voted to fund the government through Nov. 18, after the latest stand-off between House Republicans and Democrats over disaster relief.
09/26/2011 11:09 pm
How to fund FEMA has emerged as the biggest point of contention as Congress seeks to pass a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown this week. In the meantime, those requesting federal emergency relief are wondering if it will ever come.
09/26/2011 05:33 pm
The Senate is set to vote late Monday on a spending bill to keep government running. This one, like a version rejected Friday, does not resolve the sticking point: how to pay for new disaster aid.
09/26/2011 02:56 pm
Disaster aid bill: The measure would also prevent a federal shutdown next weekend by financing government agencies from the Oct. 1 start of the new federal fiscal year through Nov. 18.
09/23/2011 12:48 pm
Conservative Republicans joined the Democrats in opposing the spending bill, whose defeat revives the threat of a government shutdown. A way forward for House leaders is unclear.
09/22/2011 12:08 am
The House and Senate are far apart on how much to mete out for cleanup and recovery after an unusual streak of natural disasters this year. They don't usually budget for such events.
09/15/2011 06:40 pm
The soaring twin towers of the World Trade Center became an affirmation of the American value of dreaming big. To the engineer who designed them, their loss on 9/11 remains heartbreaking, but he's found the resilience to keep dreaming.
09/10/2011 10:19 am
Many things were said at the Sept. 7 GOP presidential debate at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, Calif. Can you remember who said what?
09/08/2011 11:47 am
Texas wildfires are forcing Gov. Rick Perry to walk a philosophical tightrope. A strong advocate for a smaller federal government, he's chiding the Obama administration for not helping more during the Texas wildfires.
09/07/2011 05:20 pm