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Gridlock Sends D.C. To a Screeching Halt

First shutdown of federal government operations in 17 years

October 1, 2013
By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

WASHINGTON - For the first time in nearly two decades, the federal government staggered into a partial shutdown Monday at midnight after congressional Republicans called for changes in the nation's health care law as the price for essential federal funding and President Barack Obama and Democrats adamantly refused.

 
 
 

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