More Government Shutdown Articles

  • Sylvia Mathews Burwell: Obama's behind-the-scenes budget warrior

    Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President Obama's budget director, was at ground zero of the government shutdown showdown, but you wouldn't know it from the headlines. With Kathleen Sebelius departing, Burwell will be tapped to lead the Health and Human Services Department.

  • Shutdown bonanza: States reaped $10 for every $1 spent to keep parks open

    Six states that paid Uncle Sam $2 million to keep 14 popular national parks open during the federal shutdown last year bagged $20 million in visitor spending they would have lost, a colossal investment success, according to the National Park Service.

  • Shutdown cost communities near parks $414 million, Interior Dept. says

    The 16-day government shutdown in October came at a $414 million economic loss to communities that host and surround national parks, the Interior Department said Monday. Those figures are a preliminary estimate based on 7.88 million fewer park visitors in October compared with the previous...



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