- Budget Conference Committee deadline to reach agreement on budget deal
- Bill to fund federal government expires
- Next round of sequestration cuts to be ordered for 2014
- Debt limit extension ends
- Debt limit to be reached
How Did We Get Here?
Congressional Republicans held the economy hostage in the summer of 2011 with a manufactured crisis. They threatened to tank the U.S. economy and allow America to default on its obligations—and they're doing it again.