Government Shutdown 2013

The first U.S. Government shutdown in 17 years began Oct. 1, and came to an end Oct. 16 when Congress passed a bill to restart the government and avert a default by increasing the debt ceiling. Follow coverage from Capital Public Radio and NPR.

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Federal Government Shutdown Coverage

  • As It Happened: The Fight Over The Debt Ceiling, Shutdown

    October 16, 2013

    With hours left before the country topped its borrowing authority, Congress pushed through a bipartisan measure that makes no major changes to the new health care law, ended the partial government shutdown and averted a default.

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    Shutdown Puts Ag Pricing on Hold

    October 9, 2013

    California farmers and ranchers are having a tough time trying to price their crops and livestock, as the federal shutdown has closed a vital government link that helps manage supply and demand.

  • Boehner And Cruz, And Lew Too: Voices On The Shutdown

    October 6, 2013

    With a government shutdown nearing its second week, there were no signs of a deal in Washington Sunday. But several leaders are speaking out about the impasse, even as they look ahead to the next battle: an Oct. 17 deadline to raise the debt ceiling.

  • House Passes Bill Allowing Back Pay For Furloughed Workers

    October 5, 2013

    Federal workers who were furloughed by a government shutdown will receive back pay once they return to work, if a bill passed by the House of Representatives Saturday meets Senate approval. The White House has said it favors such a move.

Airshow Continues Despite Shutdown, Sequestration
Fri, Oct 04, 2013

Despite the federal government shutdown, the annual California Capital Airshow will go on as scheduled this weekend in Sacramento.

Federal Shutdown Hindering Civil Suits and Criminal Prosecutions
Thu, Oct 03, 2013

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Sacramento says the federal shutdown is making it tough to fulfill the duties assigned.

On Day 3 Of Shutdown, It's Deja Vu All Over Again
Thu, Oct 03, 2013

The partial shutdown continues. The two sides haven't publicly shifted their positions. So once again we turn to that sage of the baseball diamond, Yogi Berra, for the best line on the news that keeps repeating.

Shutdown A Teachable Moment At Some Schools
Thu, Oct 03, 2013

Some Sacramento area teachers are using the federal government shutdown as a teachable moment.

Insurance Exchanges Roll Out Despite Government Shutdown
Wed, Oct 02, 2013

While Northern California Republicans are demanding a delay of the Affordable Care Act, the White House moved forward with its plan to open up health insurance exchanges today.

Shutdown Solution? There's None To Be Seen Just Yet
Wed, Oct 02, 2013

The impasse continues, with no negotiations scheduled. Meanwhile, parts of the federal government remain closed. Latest development: The White House says President Obama has canceled some of the stops on a trip to Asia he's set to start on Saturday.

U.S. Government Shutdown In Photos
Wed, Oct 02, 2013

A look at how the U.S. government shutdown through the lens of photographers across the country - part of NPR's special coverage of the shutdown.

Prolonged Federal Shutdown Could Hamper California Unemployment Benefits (1)
Tue, Oct 01, 2013

California’s Employment Development Department could be facing new problems if the federal shutdown drags on. The EDD only recently overcame sequestration cuts, computer problems and staff furloughs.

Federal Shutdown Shuts Down National Forest and Fall Festival
Tue, Oct 01, 2013

The federal government shut down is affecting some operations within National Forests. The offices at Plumas National Forest are closed and an annual festival has been cancelled.

No End In Sight As Government Shutdown Begins
Tue, Oct 01, 2013

With lawmakers in Washington at loggerheads over the same issues they've been arguing about for more than five years, about 800,000 federal workers are being told to stay home. Essential services will continue.

Shutdown Begins After Congress Fails In Spending Compromise
Mon, Sep 30, 2013

House Republicans and Senate Democrats could not reach agreement by the midnight deadline on a spending bill to keep the government operating, triggering an immediate shutdown of nonessential services and the furlough of nonessential personnel.

Gov't Shutdown Could Harm California's Recovering Economy
Mon, Sep 30, 2013

California programs and services wouldn’t take a big hit from a federal government shutdown, at least not at first. But state budget watchers still say California has a lot to lose from the standoff in Washington.

U.S. Army Corps Will Furlough Some If Government Shuts Down
Mon, Sep 30, 2013

A lack of a federal spending bill could cause some federal employee furloughs and campground closures in California.