Government Shutdown - NBC Bay Area

Coverage of the stalemate in Congress that forced the U.S. government to a standstill

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 06:43 PM PDT

Oldest U.S. Park Ranger "Delighted" Furlough Over

Oldest U.S. Park Ranger "Delighted" Furlough Over

The nation's oldest U.S. park ranger said she was "absolutely delighted" to return to work after being furloughed during the government shutdown.

Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017 at 01:30 PM PDT

Obama to GOP: Want Change? "Win an Election"

Obama to GOP: Want Change? "Win an Election"

President Obama said "there are no winners here" after lawmakers reached a last-minute agreement to reopen the government after a 16-day shutdown and avert default. The fiscal showdowns had inflicted "completely...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 05:46 AM PDT

Alcatraz, Yosemite, Muir Woods Open After Shutdown

Alcatraz, Yosemite, Muir Woods Open After Shutdown

For the first time in more than two weeks, Bay Area residents and tourists will be able to return to Alcatraz, Muir Woods and parts of the Golden Gate Park Recreation area that were closed due to the federal...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 10:12 AM PDT

Memorials, Museums Reopen After Shutdown

Memorials, Museums Reopen After Shutdown

After the 16-day government shutdown, parks and museums closed during the government shutdown will reopen. All national parks -- from Yosemite to Shenandoah National Park -- will reopen Thursday. The country's...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 04:33 AM PDT

Relief From World As U.S. Avoids Debt Default

Relief From World As U.S. Avoids Debt Default

The world breathed a collective sigh of relief at the end of the shutdown and debt limit crisis, with Asian stock markets rising following the deal. The debt impasse had rattled global markets and threatened the...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 06:31 AM PDT

No Winners: How Fiscal Showdown Will Affect Key Players

No Winners: How Fiscal Showdown Will Affect Key Players

None of the politicians in Washington really came out of the government shutdown stalemate looking particularly good, but here's how the now-resolved standoff is likely to affect key players moving forward.

Friday, Aug 4, 2017 at 11:42 AM PDT

Obama Signs Bill Ending Fiscal Crisis -- For Now

Obama Signs Bill Ending Fiscal Crisis -- For Now

President Barack Obama signed a bill early Thursday ending the 16-day partial government shutdown and raising the nation's debt limit after Congress passed a last-minute bipartisan deal just hours before...

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 05:52 AM PDT

Next for Federal Workers: "Not Buying a Damn Thing"

Next for Federal Workers: "Not Buying a Damn Thing"

Now that the government shutdown has ended, thousands of furloughed workers returned to their jobs – and their paychecks. Many say they're looking to save more money in case the Senate's proposal, which would...

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 09:10 AM PDT

Deadline Looms: Live Blogging the Debt Crisis

Deadline Looms: Live Blogging the Debt Crisis

The nation is just hours away from a crucial default deadline, and Washington remains muddled in a risky legislative process that has the world holding its collective breath. Watch here for live updates, photos...

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 at 02:37 PM PDT

Shutdown Puts Marine Corps Marathon in Jeopardy

Shutdown Puts Marine Corps Marathon in Jeopardy

The Marine Corps Marathon is in jeopardy of cancellation if the government shutdown is not resolved this week, marathon director Rick Nealis confirmed. MCM targeted Saturday as the date to notify runners of the...

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