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Retitled: US government shutdown
« on: December 08, 2017, 02:10:56 PM »
Congress passes short-term deal to stave off shutdown, setting up late-December spending fight
By Mike DeBonis December 7 at 9:45 PM

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/congress-set-to-delay-shutdown-setting-up-bigger-spending-fight-later/2017/12/07/6b6712fa-db51-11e7-b1a8-62589434a581_story.html?utm_term=.e279cc899ade

Congress passed a short-term spending deal Thursday, sending to President Trump a bill to avert a partial government shutdown and setting up a heated budget fight later this month.

Trump has indicated that he will sign the deal, preventing a government stoppage that had been set to take effect at 12:01 a.m. Saturday.

The deal does not resolve numerous debates over domestic spending, immigration and funding for the military that brought the government to the brink of partial closure, leaving party leaders with a new Dec. 22 deadline to keep the government open.

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US government runs out of money in 10 days
Congress is tasked with passing a budget to avoid a government shutdown while lawmakers argue over the specifics
Mark Meredith, Nexstar
Published: January 9, 2018, 5:09 pm

http://wkbn.com/2018/01/09/us-government-runs-out-of-money-in-10-days/

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEXSTAR) – Ten days is all the time that Congress has left to avoid a government shutdown.

Lawmakers are scrambling to reach a deal on several issues including immigration, the opioid crisis and military spending.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said there’s no deal, at least not yet, to avoid a government shutdown on January 19.

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White House Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short said it’s possible that Congress may pass another temporary spending plan, instead of a final budget.

“I don’t think anybody wants a government shutdown,” he said.

For Congress, the clock is ticking.

The government runs out of money in 10 days.

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Clock ticking toward shutdown as Congress returns to one big spending mess
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2018, 12:27:29 PM »
Clock ticking toward shutdown as Congress returns to one big spending mess
Lauren Fox
By Lauren Fox, CNN

Updated 10:28 AM ET, Tue January 16, 2018

http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/16/politics/government-shutdown-daca-deal/index.html

(CNN)With just four days until a spending deadline, the government could be heading for a shutdown on the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump's presidency.

It's long been thought that the key to unlocking any spending stalemate in Congress was to get closer to an immigration compromise. However, as lawmakers return from the holiday weekend, the mood on Capitol Hill between the two parties -- and even between factions within Republican enclaves -- has soured after a tumultuous week that included a bipartisan group of senators announcing they had an immigration deal, Trump rejecting it and reports that the President had used vulgar language to describe the African nations affected by such a proposal.

Democrats have signaled all along that they wouldn't be quick to fund the government without assurances that there was a plan on the way to protect hundreds of thousands of young recipients of DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which expires in March. After Trump's incendiary language and his rejection of the bipartisan deal last week, Democrats may be leaning more toward withholding their votes on a spending compromise.

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Government shutdown looms despite House action, short-lived Senate discussion
Mike Debonis, Ed O'Keefe and Erica Werner
Washington Post
 
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-chip-government-shutdown-20180118-story.html

The House passed a short-term extension of government funding late Thursday after Republican leaders, with help from President Donald Trump, cobbled together enough GOP votes to overcome an internal revolt.

Still, the possibility of a federal shutdown moved closer to a certainty after Senate Democrats rallied against the GOP proposal, announcing they would not lend their votes to a bill that did not reflect their priorities on immigration, government spending and other issues.

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Government shutdown goes into effect
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2018, 09:41:39 AM »
You'll get your mail, but not your passports. Here's what's affected by the shutdown
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By Daniella Diaz and Kevin Liptak, CNN

Updated 4:33 PM ET, Sat January 20, 2018

http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/20/politics/what-next-government-shutdown/index.html


(CNN)In the final moments leading up to Friday's midnight deadline, Senate Republicans and Democrats were unable to agree on a stopgap funding measure to continue government services.

Throughout the day Saturday, government agencies are either letting their respective staff know they must stay home, or other federally funded organizations, like the Smithsonian, are talking about how they plan to handle the shutdown for the immediate future.

So what happens next? Here's a rundown of what will happen if the government remains shut down.

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Military

The military is considered essential and will still report for duty. However, the troops -- including those in combat -- will potentially not be paid during a shutdown.
If the shutdown goes on for weeks, about 1.3 million active-duty military will be expected to work potentially without pay. The military is currently paid through February 1.
In addition, many civilian Department of Defense employees will not be working during the shutdown, including instructors at military academies and maintenance contractors.

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Senate leaders strike budget deal ahead of government shutdown deadline
by LEIGH ANN CALDWELL and JONATHAN ALLEN

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/senate-leaders-strike-budget-deal-ahead-government-shutdown-deadline-n845491

WASHINGTON — Senate leaders have reached a broad long-term spending deal just one day before the latest in a string of government shutdown deadlines.

The deal is an attempt to keep the government open and ensure that this is the last time Congress will have to pass an incremental spending bill for the remainder of the fiscal year.

The measure, negotiated between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, increases domestic and military spending by $300 billion, the most significant increase in spending since before mandatory budget caps, known as sequestration, went into effect in 2011. Additionally it would provide more than $70 billion in disaster relief, increasing spending by nearly $400 billion over the next two years.

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Re: Retitled: US government shutdown
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2018, 12:08:51 PM »
Here’s What Would Happen If There’s a Government Shutdown in December
By Erik Wasson , Laura Litvan , and Christopher Flavelle
December 11, 2018, 12:24 PM PST

Treasury, SEC would be shut after Dec. 21 without funding

Homeland Security is among agencies whose funding expires

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-11/shutdown-impact-would-be-limited-as-only-some-agencies-unfunded

A government shutdown sparked by a fight between President Donald Trump and Democrats over his demand for a border wall would have a smaller impact than others in recent years.

Congress and Trump previously approved funding bills for three quarters of the $1.2 trillion in operating expenses for federal agencies. As a result, only some agencies would be closed when funding runs out after Dec. 21, and even in those essential employees would still report to work.

Among those facing a partial shutdown are the Homeland Security Department, though many of the agency’s law enforcement agents will remain on the job because they’re considered essential. National parks would remain open but most employees who maintain them would be sent home. The Securities and Exchange Commission would halt new investigations except where needed “for the protection of property.” The Defense Department is funded and would operate normally.

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Schumer and Pelosi said they made to two offers to Trump. Both would keep funding for border fencing -- not the concrete wall Trump wants -- at the current level of $1.375 billion. Trump has said he wants $5 billion to build a border wall.

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The spending bills already passed by Congress and signed by Trump will keep some departments operating, including Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education.

At the Department of Homeland Security, the overwhelming majority of border patrol, emergency management and immigration enforcement staff would be able to keep doing their jobs, though with their pay delayed.

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Re: Retitled: US government shutdown
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2018, 12:21:35 PM »
Senate Passes Stopgap Spending Bill That Would Avert Shutdown
By Emily Cochrane
Dec. 19, 2018

WASHINGTON — Moving to head off a looming government shutdown, the Senate passed a stopgap spending bill on Wednesday night that would keep the government funded through Feb. 8 — and would punt the impasse over a southern border wall to the new year and a divided Congress.

The bill was expected to pass the House on Thursday and be sent to President Trump before the midnight Friday deadline, when funding would lapse for nine federal departments.

The measure poses an uncomfortable political problem for Mr. Trump among his far-right supporters, even though it remained unclear if the president, who has been a volatile factor throughout the spending debate, would sign such a measure without the $5 billion he has demanded for a border wall.

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Re: Retitled: US government shutdown
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2019, 04:53:41 PM »
Trump and Democrats Dig In After Talks to Reopen Government Go Nowhere
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By Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Michael Tackett
Jan. 2, 2019

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/02/us/politics/trump-congress-shutdown.html

WASHINGTON — President Trump and Democratic congressional leaders dug in Wednesday for a lengthy partial shutdown in a newly divided government after a White House meeting — the first in 22 days — could not break an impasse over Mr. Trump’s demands for billions of dollars for a border wall.

During the contentious meeting in the Situation Room, Mr. Trump made his case for a wall on the southwestern border and rejected Democrats’ proposals for reopening the government while the two sides ironed out their differences.

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Yet hours before the meeting began, what was billed as a somber security briefing had already taken on the sharp tone of a political showdown, as Mr. Trump charged that Democrats were sacrificing border security for a partisan advantage in the 2020 elections.

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Re: Retitled: US government shutdown
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2019, 10:44:47 AM »
Trump signs bill to reopen the government after record shutdown
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By Clare Foran, CNN

Updated 9:35 PM ET, Fri January 25, 2019

https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/25/politics/congress-reopens-government-shutdown/index.html

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump signed a short-term spending bill into law Friday night that does not include President Donald Trump's requested $5.7 billion for a border wall.

The White House announced late Friday that Trump had signed the measure, a three-week stopgap bill that will reopen shuttered parts of the government through February 15.

The funding measure puts an end to the longest government shutdown in US history.

Congressional approval of the measure came quickly after the President conceded earlier Friday to mounting pressure over the ongoing shutdown, agreeing to a temporary funding measure that would allow federal employees to return to work but that does not include the billions of dollars in border wall funding he's spent the past month demanding.

"I will sign a bill to open our government for three weeks," the President said in an address on Friday, saying that he was announcing that "we have reached a deal to end the shutdown."

Trump said that "a bipartisan conference committee of House and Senate lawmakers and leaders" will work to "put together a homeland security package for me to shortly sign into law."

"Over the next 21 days, I expect that both Democrats and Republicans will operate in good faith," the President said.
Democrats have insisted throughout the shutdown that the President should sign a measure to reopen the government before they proceed to a debate on border wall funding. After weeks of resistance, Trump agreed to just that on Friday, paving the way for congressional Democrats and Republicans to approve a stop-gap funding bill.

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