Congress Government Shutdown


  • House Speaker John Boehner.

    Speaker of the House John Boehner on Tuesday said the government shutdown could last a week or longer, a top aide to the Republican leader told CNBC.

  • September sales marked the industry's first year-over-year decline in 27 months and provided a hint of what might happen if the shutdown is extended.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, speaks on television in New York

    The government shutdown probably puts an end to the idea that the Fed will taper this month. The BLS won't be supply inflation or employment numbers.

  • The government shut down. But so far, are you feeling the void? What about the government do you miss? Here's what you told us on Twitter.

  • A man sits in front of the Lincoln Memorial on Tuesday, hours after the government shut down nonessential services.

    Congress plunged the government into a partial shutdown as a long-running dispute over President Obama's health care law stalled a funding bill.

  • Protester Scott Osberg holds up a sign behind Republican members of Congress while they hold a press conference on the Vitter Amendment as the U.S. legislative body remains gridlocked over legislation to continue funding the federal government September 30, 2013 in Washington, DC.

    The U.S. looks like the “Land of Oz run by the Munchkins” after the shutdown which started Monday midnight, Citi’s global chief economist Willem Buiter said.

  • Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, as his weekly news conference on Sept. 19.

    Stock market traders and investors don't believe the upcoming fight over the debt ceiling will result in a U.S. default, value investor Bill Miller told CNBC.

  • A new study finds historic slippage in the trust many hold in their elected leaders to fix the nation's biggest problems. NBCNews.com reports.

  • Lockheed Martin's F-35.

    The government shutdown will have an immediate impact on workers at the Pentagon. But for the defense contractors? No big deal right now.

  • Pedestrians pass the U.S. Capitol.

    Here's the heated debate on CNBC about the government shutdown and Obamacare by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., and Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C.

  • The U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C.

    The contentious wrangling highlights a greater problem for the US: the country's trillion-dollar federal deficit, writes Michael Yoshikami.

  • John Boehner, R-Ohio, speaks following the House Republican Conference meeting in the basement of the Capitol on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.

    House Republicans and Senate Democrats were locked in a war of wills Monday night that threatened to shut down the U.S. government.

  • Here's a comprehensive look at the impact if the federal government really gets shut down.

  • Pedestrians pass the U.S. Capitol.

    A detailed look at how a tax on medical devices divided so many over the White House's Affordable Care Act.