Government Shutdown

  • Government shutdown baby boomers crowd D.C.-area maternity wards

    7/11/14 9:42 PM

    Some federal workers apparently kept busy during last year’s government shutdown; exactly nine months have passed since the work stoppage and suddenly, local maternity wards are unusually crowded.

  • Government shutdown cost national parks at least $414M

    3/3/14 6:34 PM

    The Obama administration says the government shutdown last fall resulted in nearly 8 million fewer visitors to national parks, costing the parks and surrounding communities an estimated $414 million in lost visitor spending.

  • A look back at the five biggest stories of 2013

    12/31/13 6:07 PM

    The five biggest stories of the year in the Washington area were highlighted by a scary shooting near the Capitol, Bob McDonnell's woes, an unprecedented federal shutdown, the Redskins meltdown and the horror of a mass shooting at the Navy Yard.


  • Tax season in Maryland delayed because of shutdown

    12/10/13 11:04 AM

    Tax season started on Jan. 21 last year in Maryland, but because of the 16-day federal work stoppage, tax returns will not start being processed until at least Jan. 28 in 2014, state Comptroller Peter Franchot said.

  • Shutdown lawn mower man to be honored for his work

    11/13/13 10:12 AM

    A fundraising effort for Chris Cox, the man who was spotted in October tending to the area around the Memorial with a chain saw and lawn mower, received more than $1,900 in donations through the donation site

  • Shutdown cost Metro $5.5 million in fare

    11/7/13 2:45 PM

    WMATA officials said in a report released Thursday that the agency lost $5.5 million in passenger fare and parking fees during the 16-day federal shutdown.

  • Visitors line up for re-opened White House tours

    11/5/13 6:21 PM

    The White House tours were a casualty of the federal budget crisis – the last ones were held on March 9 of this year. Now re-open, they may only continue until January 15; that's when funding will again be in jeopardy.


  • Federal workers sue government post-shutdown

    11/4/13 8:05 PM

    The government shutdown may feel like ancient history, but some federal workers say they’re still dealing with the financial consequences. Even though they received back-pay, they are now suing the government.

  • Obama: Republicans undermined health care with shutdown and debt debate

    10/25/13 7:34 PM

    President Barack Obama says the partial government shutdown and the debt ceiling fight was about more than Republicans seeking to undermine the health care law. He says it was about contrasting visions for the nation between the two political parties.

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