Government shuts down after Senate bill collapses, negotiations fail

(Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post)

In a last-ditch effort to keep the government open, leaders met privately while the vote was ongoing

The government just shut down. Now what do lawmakers do?

Wait until the other side caves. And point fingers.

There’s a strong case to make that Trump is a big reason why the government just shut down

Two syllables: "s--hole"


The Washington region knows how a shutdown feels. And it’s not good.

(Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post)

Residents, local governments prepare for missed paychecks, shuttered federal buildings and lots of uncertainty.

Are Donald and Chuck preparing Republicans for one final shutdown indignity?

Trump has put GOP leaders through hell. And now he might cut a deal with Chuck Schumer?


More Americans blame Republicans than Democrats for potential government shutdown, Post-ABC poll finds

Independents say Trump and Republicans are more responsible for situation.

The senators whose votes will determine whether the government shuts down

Most of the senators listed here are ready to vote against a spending bill that would keep the government open.

The absurdity of the looming government shutdown

The government is on the brink of a shutdown because both sides refuse to vote for things they claim to support.

Trump misfires with claim that military would ‘shut down’ during government shutdown

The president says the military could be shut down if the government isn't funded, but all active-duty personnel would stay on the job.


Short-term budget would give Trump authority to change intel spending, lawmakers say

(Evan Vucci / AP)

Lawmakers are scrambling to preserve Congress’s role in approving intelligence spending after language to make it null and void was inserted into the bill, possibly in error.