The National Zoo in Washington is back open, and fans couldn’t be happier. The government shutdown forced the zoo to close its doors.
Thousands of federal employees return to work, and national parks are reopening across the country. Late Wednesday night, lawmakers ended the shutdown after 16 days with a last minute compromise.
By the thousands, furloughed federal workers began returning to work across the country Thursday after 16 days off the job due to the partial government shutdown.
Officials with Metro and Virginia Railway Express say ridership on subway and commuter trains appears to be back to normal now that the federal government is open.
The only member of Maryland’s congressional delegation to vote against raising the nation’s borrowing limit says he couldn’t support the measure because it doesn’t do anything to reduce the budget deficit this year or deficits in future years.
The Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s panda cam is back online, but the zoo itself is taking more time to reopen after the government shutdown.
Visitors lined up waiting for Washington’s museums to finally reopen Thursday after a 16-day government shutdown that has cost each site money in lost gift store sales, theater tickets and concessions.
Congress reaches a deal to end the government shutdown. And that will bring thousands of Marylanders back to work.
Up against a deadline, Congress passed and sent a waiting President Barack Obama legislation late Wednesday night to avoid a threatened national default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown, the culmination of an epic political drama that placed the U.S. economy at risk.
The shutdown in Washington continues. And families of fallen soldiers are being hit especially hard.
The federal budget battle is keeping some Frederick County public school teachers from meeting with Army researchers for professional development.
Ford’s Theatre is reopening its doors and resuming performances with private funding, even though the government shutdown is continuing into a third week.