government shutdown http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Discussion: U.S. Representative Lacy Clay Comments On Debt Ceiling, Shutdown & More http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/discussion-us-representative-lacy-clay-comments-debt-ceiling-shutdown-more <p>Amidst the dual crises of the partial government shutdown and the swiftly approaching debt limit, Congressman Lacy Clay (D - St. Louis) is addressing the inaction and hearing from constituents.</p><p>Before traveling back to D.C. for an evening meeting of the House, Clay stopped by St. Louis Public Radio to discuss the latest on Capitol Hill with <em>St. Louis on the Air</em> host Don Marsh.</p><p>Here&#39;s what he had to say on the partial government shutdown, the debt ceiling and more.</p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>On the inaction of Congress:</strong></p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 21:16:50 +0000 Camille Phillips 30648 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Discussion: U.S. Representative Lacy Clay Comments On Debt Ceiling, Shutdown & More Discussion: What Impact Will The Government Shutdown, Debt Ceiling Have On The St. Louis Economy? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/discussion-what-impact-will-government-shutdown-debt-ceiling-have-st-louis-economy <p>Hundreds of thousands of government employees went on furlough today, as the federal government began a partial shutdown. Thousands of those employees live and work in the St. Louis region. Meanwhile the debt ceiling deadline looms.</p><p>What kind of economic impact will the shutdown and debt ceiling have on the St. Louis region?</p><p><em>St. Louis on the Air</em> host Don Marsh spoke with economist Howard Wall, Colonel Kyle Kremer, Commander of the 375th Air Mobility Wing at Scott Air Force Base, and St. Louis Beacon reporter Jason Rosenbaum to find out.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 21:05:23 +0000 Camille Phillips 30325 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Discussion: What Impact Will The Government Shutdown, Debt Ceiling Have On The St. Louis Economy? Rep. Carnahan: federal shutdown situation "an all hands on deck moment" http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/rep-carnahan-federal-shutdown-situation-all-hands-deck-moment <p>Missouri Congressman Russ Carnahan says the stalemate in Washington over the budget has more to do with ideology than numbers.</p><p>A government shutdown will begin at midnight if Congress is not able to reach an agreement on the remainder this year&#39;s budget.</p><p>Carnahan says Republicans are targeting Planned Parenthood, the EPA, and public broadcasting as part of their proposed cuts.</p><p>&quot;Certainly people are entitled to their own opinions about that,&rdquo; Carnahan said. &ldquo;But this is not the way to do it.&quot;</p> Fri, 08 Apr 2011 21:38:19 +0000 Maria Altman 920 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Rep. Carnahan: federal shutdown situation "an all hands on deck moment" Blunt, McCaskill sound-off on possible government shutdown http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blunt-mccaskill-sound-possible-government-shutdown <p>Congressional budget talks appear headed in a positive direction today, but conservative spending cuts remain obstacles as Congress seeks to avert a government shutdown this weekend.</p><p>Missouri Republican Senator Roy Blunt continued to heap blame on Democrats for not passing a budget last year.</p><p>&quot;They could have resolved them any way they wanted to last year,&rdquo; Blunt said. &ldquo;So their negotiating position is dramatically impacted by their unwillingness to deal with these issues when they were totally in control of everything.&quot;</p> Wed, 06 Apr 2011 22:48:52 +0000 Adam Allington 891 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Blunt, McCaskill sound-off on possible government shutdown A federal government shutdown means the Arch shuts down, too. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/federal-government-shutdown-means-arch-shuts-down-too <p>With the possibility of <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/04/06/135176595/little-progress-reported-in-talks-to-avert-shutdown">a federal government shutdown looming</a> comes a less-obvious consequence.</p><p>The St. Louis Business Journal <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/news/2011/04/06/arch-would-close-in-federal-shutdown.html?ana=RSS&amp;s=article_search&amp;utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+bizj_stlouis+%28St.+Louis+Business+Journal%29">reports</a> that if the shutdown occurs, a signature landmark of St. Louis, the Gateway Arch, would also close.</p><p> Wed, 06 Apr 2011 19:03:01 +0000 Kelsey Proud 889 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org A federal government shutdown means the Arch shuts down, too. McCaskill joins others in approving legislation to postpone government shutdown http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-joins-others-approving-legislation-postpone-government-shutdown <p>The U.S. Senate has approved legislation that cuts $4 billion in spending, forestalling a government shut-down for the next two weeks.</p> Wed, 02 Mar 2011 18:05:48 +0000 Julie Bierach 636 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCaskill joins others in approving legislation to postpone government shutdown Blunt: "everything has to be on the table" to reduce deficit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blunt-everything-has-be-table-reduce-deficit <p>The <a href="http://www.senate.gov/">U.S. Senate</a> announced today that it will accept a bill from the House to fund government for an additional two weeks, averting a government shutdown on Friday.</p><p>The House had proposed a budget which cut $60 billion in federal spending, which Senate Democrats complained was too much.</p><p>Siding with his former House colleagues, Missouri Senator <a href="http://blunt.senate.gov/public/">Roy Blunt</a> said he sees little room for compromise when it comes to reducing the deficit.</p> Tue, 01 Mar 2011 23:30:30 +0000 Adam Allington 631 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Blunt: "everything has to be on the table" to reduce deficit