(AP) The White House's budget office says it's notifying federal agencies that the government will shut down Tuesday.
Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, said late Monday in a memorandum to agency heads that there was no indication Congress would approve a short-term funding measure before the midnight deadline. She said federal agencies should execute their plans for an orderly shutdown.
Burwell said the Obama administration urged Congress to move quickly so critical government services could be restored. She said a shutdown affects hundreds of thousands of workers who will be sent home and inconveniences millions who rely on federal services.
She said some critical functions, like the military and air traffic control, would remain open. Congressional Democrats rejected a call by House Republicans to appoint conferees to work out a budget compromise. The call for a conference came less than an hour before the midnight EDT deadline to prevent the shutdown.
The House has sent three resolutions to the Senate to fund the government, but all continued provisions to defund or delay the Affordable Care Act.
President Obama told members of the military in a video message after the deadline passed, that he'll work to get Congress to re-open the government as soon as possible.
by Mike Colón email@example.com Two women are facing charges of election misconduct in Muscatine County. The Iowa Secretary of State's Office says that Mayra Lopez Morales and Sylvia Rada registeredMore >>
Charges filed against two Muscatine women who allegedly voted despite not being citizensMore >>
by CBS4 Newsroom firstname.lastname@example.org (AP) The U.S. Coast Guard says a partially sunken towboat is ready to be raised from the Mississippi River at LeClaire two weeks after it hit something in the riverMore >>
Crews hope to have towboat out of the water by this afternoonMore >>
by Mike Colón email@example.com Demolition of Audubon School in Rock Island began this morning. The former elementary school has sat vacant for three years while the school board worked to figure outMore >>
Contractors began demolition of the former Audubon School Monday morningMore >>
by Roland Glembine / firstname.lastname@example.org Police in Sterling are investigating a rash of vehicle vandalism. They say 15 vehicles had at least one tire slashed overnight Saturday. The incidents occurredMore >>
Police in Sterling are investigating a rash of vehicle vandalism. They say 15 vehicles had at least one tire slashed overnight Saturday.More >>