So what is the impact of the government shutdown on the average American?
The Senate voted Monday to reject a Republican-backed bid to delay ObamaCare as part of a crucial government spending package, sending the bill back to the House with just hours left on the clock until the government begins to shut down.
Unless Congress comes up with a budget they can all agree on, or the government shuts down at midnight.
There are only three days for Congress to approve a budget before a government shutdown, and an agreement is no where in sight.
Everyone from Congress to the United Nations is on hold, waiting to see if the U.S. and Russia can broker a deal with Syria.
As the White White continues its push members of Congress to support Syrian intervention, the American public is voicing their opposition to lawmakers.
Lawmakers opposed to strikes against Syria push back against White House plans.
The president made the announcement Saturday in front of the White House.
Congressman Mac Thornberry plans to stop in the studio for KFDX 3 News Today on Tuesday.
A big week on Capitol Hill could be coming as compromise may help bring immigration and gun control legislation up for a vote.
Committee approves tougher penalties for gun traffickers; assault weapons ban considered.
Lawmakers and the President will start to hammer out differences in their immigration plans.
If Congress drags their feet, the White House has a plan for immigration reform.
Three months after Superstorm Sandy ravaged coastal areas in much of the Northeast, Congress on Monday sent a $50.5 billion emergency relief measure for storm victims to President Obama for his signature.
President Obama starts a new term, but the old problems still remain.
Vice President Biden said Wednesday that the White House could use "executive orders" to deal with gun control.
The new US Congress has passed a $9.7 billion bill to help pay flood insurance claims to homeowners, renters and businesses damaged by Superstorm Sandy.
A new Congress gets sworn in Thursday, but they'll have to tackle the same problems.
New York area-lawmakers in both parties erupted in anger late Tuesday night after learning the House Republican leadership decided to allow the current term of Congress to end without holding a vote on aid for victims of Superstorm Sandy.
Alaska's senators are joining a growing group of lawmakers urging President Obama to rescind a recent executive order granting pay increases to Congress and other federal officials.