More Government Shutdown Stories

U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna on Government Shutdown, future of Congress

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - With the country recovering from the 16-day Government Shutdown that is now effectively over, our own Kristen Copeland had the chance to sit down with local U.S. Representative Richard Hanna Read More »

Government reopens after Congress ends 16-day shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government reopened its doors Thursday after a battle-weary Congress approved a bipartisan measure Wednesday to end a 16-day partial shutdown and avert the possibility of an economy-jarring federal default. Read More »

Congress sends gov't funding, debt bill to Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress has passed legislation to reopen the partially-shuttered federal government and avert a potentially disastrous default on U.S. obligations, clearing the measure for President Barack Obama's promised signature. Read More »

Fitch puts U.S. credit rating on negative watch

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Fitch credit rating agency has warned that it is reviewing the U.S. government's top rating on credit for a possible downgrade, citing Thursday's looming deadline to increase the nation's borrowing limit. Read More »

House to vote Tuesday night on budget bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - A spokesman for Speaker John Boehner says the House will vote Tuesday night on legislation that would reopen the government and avert a financial default. Read More »

Hillary Clinton at Hamilton College: we're flirting with a debt default

CLINTON, N.Y. (WKTV) -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke to about 6,000 students, faculty and residents at Hamilton College Friday night. Read More »

Furloughed & Fed Up: Local Federal Employees disappointed, worried

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - John Mautner served his country for 22 years in the U.S. Navy. He recently retired, re-entering the workforce. He got a government job in Syracuse. He got a furlough notice before his first paycheck. Read More »

Government shutdown impact

LINK: A full list of what agencies are open and what agencies are closed during the government shutdown.

What you can and can't do during the government shutdown

LINK: A full list of what you can do and what you can't do while the government remains closed

Richard Hanna

Congressman Hanna donates paycheck to charity during government shutdown

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna (R-Barneveld) is donating his paycheck during the partial government shutdown to the Wounded Warrior Project and the United Way. Read More »

Rome Lab civilian employees furloughed

(WKTV) - Ninety-six civilian employees have been furloughed at Rome Lab as part of the government shutdown, according to U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna. Read More »

Day 3 of Shutdown Showdown: Lack of progress increases concern over debt ceiling

WASHINGTON (AP) - Worries are increasing that the impasse that caused the partial government shutdown could go on for weeks and get tangled in the imminent debate over increasing the limit of the country's borrowing authority. Read More »

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