The term is a bit misleading: Some government programs keep running even if their workers go unpaid. We asked experts for alternative terms.
Workers have been paid after past shutdowns, albeit late. But there's no guarantee they will after any future shutdown.
The federal government’s ambitious plan to end the HIV epidemic, launched in 2019, has generated new ways to reach at-risk populations in targeted communities across the South. But health officials, advocates, and people living with HIV worry significant headwinds will keep the program from reaching its goals.
Immigrant contributions to government revenues are higher than they may first appear.
In the 1950s, the U.S. Treasury and the Federal Reserve reached an agreement that helped create the economy we have today.
In an excerpt from "The Fight to Save the Town," the author describes how residents get by in an Oregon county with a declining government.
Executive agencies implement laws passed by Congress. The conservative legal movement seeks to limit their power.
The Small Business Administration recently announced changes to its small business size standards, which govern whether a business is eligible for small business contracts and aid. That could help businesses that were near the old size threshold.
Early studies find that the enhanced credit reduced childhood poverty and food insufficiency.
Biden's executive order calls for first-of-its-kind regulation of cryptocurrency.