Why are they doing it? Politics.
So much data, so many interesting anecdotes. Here are a few.
Hundreds of lawmakers said they would forgo pay after the impasse. We've found out who actually did.
One of the most high-profile measures in a week of anti-abuse bills passes easily -- but splinters Democrats.
A discharge petition -- and the minimum wage.
Can keeping the tax agency in the spotlight work for the GOP?
The deal would more closely align the economies of the U.S., Canada, Mexico and countries in South America and Asia.
There are dozens of fast-approaching filing deadlines, leaving several more opportunities for members to announce plans to go.
It was an incredibly lopsided way to pass a bill.