Government Shutdown - NBC4 Washington

Coverage of the stalemate in Congress that forced the U.S. government to a standstill

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 11:35 AM EDT

Shutdown Ends, But Angst for Contractors Remains

Shutdown Ends, But Angst for Contractors Remains

Federal employees are back to work, but the possibility of another government shutdown looms, creating angst for the web of contractors who work in the Washington area and beyond.

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 08:53 AM EDT

Prospects for Immigration Reform Uncertain After Shutdown

Prospects for Immigration Reform Uncertain After Shutdown

Prospects for a comprehensive immigration reform bill remain cloudy after the government shutdown fiasco as activists continue to push their cause, according to NBC News.

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 08:04 AM EDT

Weakening U.S. Dollar Threatens Global Economy

Weakening U.S. Dollar Threatens Global Economy

The U.S. dollar has been the world’s reigning currency for nearly 70 years, however Washington’s brush with default this week has renewed debate about the weakening greenback and the effect its loss of value...

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 05:01 PM EDT

Google+ Hangout on Shutdown's Effect

Google+ Hangout on Shutdown's Effect

Check out NBCWashington's special video chat about the lingering impact of the federal government shutdown. The discussion was moderated by News4 investigative reporter Scott MacFarlane and Wendy Warren,...

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 07:14 AM EDT

The Nation Returns to Normal After Shutdown

The Nation Returns to Normal After Shutdown

Life began to return to normal as the federal government reopened its doors after the 16-day partial shutdown that culminated in a late-night rush to pass a bill and avoid a default on the nation's debt. Federal...

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Gillespie, Northam Spar Over Taxes, Trump, Monuments
Gillespie, Northam Spar Over Taxes, Trump, Monuments

In what was a very civil debate on News4 Tuesday evening, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam turned and challenged Ed Gillespie a couple of times and Gillespie was able to speak about several of his 17 policy points.

Man Sets Himself on Fire After Argument With Girlfriend
Man Sets Himself on Fire After Argument With Girlfriend

A man got into an argument with his girlfriend in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland, and set himself on fire after the conflict, according to the Maryland State Police.

Judge: Construction on Georgetown Branch Trail Can Proceed
Judge: Construction on Georgetown Branch Trail Can Proceed

Work will begin on the Georgetown Branch Trail amid a fight to stop Purple Line construction. News4's Jackie Bensen reports.

Vigil for Woman Killed in SE DC Head-On Crash
Vigil for Woman Killed in SE DC Head-On Crash

A woman killed in a crash over the weekend did nothing more than hail a ride home. But before getting home, someone crossed the median, hit the car she was riding in and killed her. News4's Shomari Stone...

Mexicans Dig in Rubble Seeking Survivors as Quake Kills 248
Mexicans Dig in Rubble Seeking Survivors as Quake Kills 248

Police, firefighters and ordinary Mexicans dug frantically through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings early Wednesday, looking for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake in...

Cars Still Race Down Residential Street Despite Speed Table
Cars Still Race Down Residential Street Despite Speed Table

Residents of a Virginia community say speeding remains a problem on a long, straight residential street even after they fought to get a speed table installed.