President Barack Obama said House Speaker John Boehner is preventing a vote on a funding bill because he doesn’t want to anger “extremists” in his party.
Republican leaders welcomed the Wednesday afternoon meeting but questioned whether Democrats were ready to deal.
The shutdown, the first since the winter of 1995-96, closed national parks, museums along the Washington Mall and the U.S. Capitol visitors center.
On the brink of a government shutdown, the Senate voted 54-46 on Monday to strip a one-year delay in President Barack Obama’s health care law from the bill that would keep the government operating.
The stage is set for a partial government shutdown Tuesday morning. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers could be furloughed, including many in the Tri-State Area, and services cut unless a last-minute deal is struck.
A new Quinnipiac University poll finds the race for U.S. Senate in New Jersey has tightened. The special election is scheduled for Oct. 16.
Booker’s campaign manager, Addisu Demissiehe, called the posting “offensive and fundamentally out of step with New Jersey values.”
Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Rep. Rush Holt, Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver and Rep. Frank Pallone are all scheduled to be at Montclair State University on Monday night for a debate that is scheduled to be shown live on NJTV.
The social media-savvy mayor posted a link to the 30-second video titled “Run” to Twitter on Tuesday evening.
The Senate’s budget committee sent to the full Senate on Thursday a bill that would ban guns of 50-caliber or more.
With flight delays mounting, the Senate approved hurry-up legislation Thursday night to end air traffic controller furloughs blamed for inconveniencing large numbers of travelers.
In a New York Times op-ed published Wednesday, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords slammed senators who “gave into fear” and “blocked common-sense legislation.”
Gun control was on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Thursday after an attempt by conservatives to block the bills failed. But the real debate was just beginning.
The Assembly passed the final bills of the $135 billion spending plan just before midnight Thursday. The budget approved by the Senate Wednesday is due Sunday, the start of the new fiscal year.
Amid a handful of allegations that threaten to mar his reputation in the Senate, Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., continues to maintain his innocence, decrying the accusations as right-wing attempts to “destroy” his career and invoking the words of Martin Luther King Jr. in asserting his faith that justice will win out.