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Ryan Faces His First Big Test As House Speaker: Avoid A Government Shutdown

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan faces his first big test as Congress stares down a deadline to do something that has become increasingly difficult: pass a bill to fund the government.

December 2, 2015

Does He Want Another Shutdown?

Presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich urged Republican lawmakers yesterday to avoid cutting a deal with Obama over raising the debt ceiling. His argument: a government shutdown (and possible financial crisis) would show they were serious about not raising taxes. In a policy paper provided to The Associated Press, Gingrich invoked […]

July 5, 2011