Video in player above is from before Congress reached its Continuing Resolution.

The clock is ticking. The Continuing Resolution the House and Senate arrived at in September to continue to funding the federal government expires Nov. 17.

Will the government shut down at that point? We’re keeping track of the latest news that could see thousands of non-essential federal workers being told to go home and offices/services remaining closed.

Nov. 14: How much would a government shutdown cost?

 Congress is hurtling toward a government shutdown deadline this Friday and lawmakers have yet to strike an agreement to avert a lapse in funding. Lawmakers are optimistic that Congress will be able to push the deadline once more — just as they did in September — to buy time for a bipartisan deal on overall government funding for most of next year. But both chambers are still a ways from reaching a compromise, with little time left to prevent what could be the government’s first shutdown in years.  

— Aris Folley, The Hill (Full story)

Nov. 13: Speaker Johnson faces balancing act to avoid shutdown

Disagreement among House Republicans over Speaker Mike Johnson’s (R-La.) two-step plan to extend government funding until next year is throwing Washington into uncertain territory ahead of a Friday shutdown deadline — a familiar pattern for the House GOP that is nonetheless creating the Speaker’s first major balancing act of his tenure.

— Emily Brooks, The Hill (Full story)

Nov. 13: McConnell endorses ‘responsible’ House GOP stopgap plan to prevent shutdown

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday endorsed the House GOP’s funding plan to prevent a government shutdown this week as a “responsible measure that will keep the lights on.” At the same time, he stressed the need for “supplemental resources” as lawmakers press for aid to Israel and Ukraine.

— Aris Folley, The Hill (Full story)

Nov. 13: Possible government shutdown sets up nightmare scenario for Thanksgiving travel

The government is days away from a Nov. 18 shutdown, which could force Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees and federal air traffic controllers to work without pay just as the busy Thanksgiving travel season begins. Around 4.7 million people are expected to fly over the five-day period surrounding Thanksgiving, the highest projection in nearly two decades, according to a new forecast released Monday by AAA.

— Taylor Giorno, The Hill (Full story)

Nov. 13: Congress barrels toward shutdown with House GOP divided

Congress is barreling towards a government shutdown this week as Friday’s funding deadline inches closer, with House Republicans at odds over Speaker Mike Johnson’s (R-La.) pitch to keep the lights on in Washington.

— Mychael Schnell, The Hill (Full story)

Nov. 10: Another government shutdown looms: Would it impact Social Security, VA benefits?

We are again just days away from a possible government shutdown, which may leave you worried about how it could impact you. The newest deadline is November 17 after lawmakers passed a continuing resolution in late September, narrowly avoiding an October 1 shutdown. It came after a stretch of chaotic few weeks in Congress but only gave lawmakers 47 days to find a better solution. Those 47 days are dwindling fast.

— Addy Bink, Nexstar Media Wire (Full story)

Nov. 9: Schumer tees up Senate vote on stopgap spending bill ahead of shutdown deadline

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Thursday teed up a vote for next week on a stopgap government funding bill as Congress faces down a Nov. 17 shutdown deadline. “I earnestly hope we can reach an agreement sooner rather than later,” Schumer said.

— Al Weaver, The Hill (Full story)

Nov. 7: Government shutdown looms as lawmakers look for a solution

Another deadline to avoid a government shutdown is steadily approaching. “We’re working earnestly on that,” House Speaker Mike Johnson said. Johnson said his party is determined to avoid a government shutdown. GOP lawmakers, like Rep. Don Bacon (R-Ne.) and Rep. Jen Kiggans (R-Va.) said they support the speaker’s goal.

— Basil John (Full story)

Oct. 20: House Republicans reject Jim Jordan a third time for the speaker’s gavel as opposition deepens

Next steps were highly uncertain as angry, frustrated Republicans predict the House could essentially stay closed for the foreseeable future — perhaps until the mid-November deadline for Congress to approve funding or risk a federal government shutdown.

— Lisa Mascaro, Farnoush Amiri, Stephen Groves and Keving Freking (Full story)

Oct. 13: Republicans rudderless as Speaker mess consumes House

But with no guarantee that Republicans will unite behind a Speaker any time soon, some members are eyeing an option to address the war in Israel and avert a government shutdown next month by giving Speaker Pro Tempore Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) more power to move legislation and oversee the House floor.

— Emily Brooks & Mychael Schnell, The Hill (Full story)

Oct. 9: McCarthy does not rule out returning as Speaker if GOP deadlocked

“Former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) did not rule out returning to the post if the House Republican Conference cannot decide on a replacement.”

“The party’s repeated failure to pass a temporary funding bill that included spending cuts and policy provisions prompted McCarthy to pass a “clean” stopgap to avoid a government shutdown, infuriating the hard-line GOP members who then voted to oust him.”

— Emily Brooks, The Hill (Full story)

Oct. 6: McCarthy ousted as Speaker: What comes next?

“The House is in uncharted territory after Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) was ousted from his Speakership this week, leaving members trying to navigate a way forward amid the chaos.”

“The House is facing down a ticking clock to a Nov. 17 deadline to fund the government, having narrowly avoided a shutdown last weekend. And plenty of lawmakers are already expressing concern.”

— Miranda Nazzaro, The Hill (Full story)

Oct. 4: Shutdown fears loom over Wall Street after McCarthy ouster

“While Congress ultimately managed to pass a short-term stopgap measure, the shutdown threat continues to loom large. The stopgap bill, also known as a continuing resolution (CR), runs through Nov. 17, giving lawmakers a matter of weeks to reach a new deal on government funding.”

“Now, the House faces the added obstacle of electing a new Speaker before it can move forward with the spending battle.”

— Julia Shapero & Sylvan Lane, The Hill (Full story)

Oct. 4: Schumer warns Congress in a ‘dangerous situation’ facing new shutdown threat

“Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) warned Wednesday that Congress is in a “dangerous situation” without an elected Speaker in place in the House and government funding due to expire next month.”

“Schumer warned that Congress won’t be able to pass any appropriations bills while the future leadership of the House remains unresolved, heightening the chance of a government shutdown.”

— Alexander Bolton, The Hill (Full story)