Trump signs funding bill, ending government shutdown

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ㅤ”‘It’s official: [Senate Minority Leader] Chuck Schumer is the worst negotiator in Washington – even worse than Trump,’ said Murshed Zaheed, political director at Credo.”


Full story at The Hill, image from thehill.com (tags donald trump, potus, president, trump, zaheed, murshed zaheed, shutdown, government shutdown) – 1/22/18

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‘This is not a vacation’: Frustrated Pentagon workers head home

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ㅤ”The Defense Department employs some 750,000 civilian workers around the world, about 24,000 at the Pentagon, and estimates roughly half of that workforce is being furloughed. It ends when Congress restores funding for the federal government.”


Full story at The Washington Examiner, image from washingtonexaminer.com (tags defense spending, military, pentagon, defense department, government shutdown, shutdown) – 1/22/18

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Senate plans vote on three-week stopgap measure

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ㅤ”The Senate is expected to hold a procedural vote at 1 a.m. Monday on a three-week stopgap measure to reopen the government.
ㅤSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) had warned earlier that he would force a procedural vote if senators could not reach an agreement. Absent a deal, 1 a.m. is the earliest the Senate would be able to hold such a vote.
ㅤSen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said he thinks negotiators could be close to a breakthrough, but immigration issues are still a sticking point.”


Full story at The Hill, image from thehill.com (tags senate, senate republicans, senators, u.s. congress, stopgap, shutdown, government shutdown) – 1/21/18

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No deal in sight as shutdown extends to second day

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ㅤ”Republicans and Democrats are casting blame on one another for a government shutdown that entered its second day on Sunday and shows no signs of ending.
ㅤWith hundreds of thousands of federal workers expected to begin furloughs on Monday, White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney said a shutdown that began on the anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration — and against a backdrop of women’s marches criticizing his leadership — could last more than a week.
ㅤ’I think Democrats want to see the President give the State of the Union under a shutdown,’ he said on ‘Fox News Sunday.’ That address is scheduled for Jan. 30.”


Full story at The Hill, image from thehill.com (tags shutdown, government shutdown, furloughs, state of the union) – 1/21/18

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Congress misses deadline to prevent shutdown

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ㅤ”Congress has missed a midnight deadline to prevent a government shutdown, though efforts to quickly end a shutdown appear to be underway.”


Full story at The Hill, image from thehill.com (tags senate, senate republicans, senators, u.s. congress, shutdown, government shutdown) – 1/20/18

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Corker says Senate leaders on verge of deal

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ㅤ”Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said leadership is on the verge of a deal to avert a government shutdown with less an hour to go.
ㅤ’We’re down to a difference of literally three or four days,’ he said.
ㅤBoth options being discussed, according to Corker, would keep the government funded past President Trump’s State of the Union.
ㅤCorker said he expected the agreement could be reached before the midnight deadline to keep the government open.”

ㅤô¿ô …This is simple BS. If I were in Corker’s shoes, I’d retire too.


Full story at The Hill, image from thehill.com (tags bob corker, corker, shutdown, government shutdown) – 1/19/18

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House-Passed Gov’t Funding Bill Fails In Senate Hours Ahead Of Shutdown

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ㅤ”Lawmakers are weighing a shorter-term spending bill to keep the funding while negotiations continue.”


Full story at The Daily Caller, image from dailycaller.com (tags senate, senate republicans, senators, u.s. congress, government shutdown, shutdown) – 1/19/18

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Pence to move forward with Mideast trip, as shutdown looms

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ㅤô¿ô …Webster definition of loom: “to appear in an impressively great or exaggerated form.”
ㅤI like it when reporters admit their story is an exaggeration. The honesty is refreshing.


Full story at The Hill, image from thehill.com (tags mike pence, pence, vice president, shutdown, government shutdown, looms) – 1/19/18

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What happens if the government shuts down

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ㅤ”Depending on the length of the shutdown, senators would be forced to walk past a frozen clock in a hallway outside the chamber — the staff responsible for winding it would be furloughed, too. In 2013, the clock’s hands were stuck at 12:14 for days until the government reopened.”


Full story at The Hill, image from blogspot.com (tags shutdown, government shutdown) – 1/19/18

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Trump signs bill to avoid shutdown, delaying deadline to January

ㅤ”The temporary government funding bill also extends an electronic surveillance law, known as Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, that was set to expire at the end of this month.
ㅤIt further includes temporary funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through March. CHIP’s authorization expired in September and lawmakers have been unable to finalize a bipartisan agreement on long-term funding.”

Full story at The Hill, image from thehill(.com) • donald trump, potus, president, trump, shutdown, chip, surveillance ㅤ Home

Democrats Drop ‘Clean’ Dream Act Demand

ㅤô¿ô …Most Democrats think shutting down the government if there is no amnesty is a bad idea. The DP leadership has finally listened to them.

Full story at Breitbart, image from breitbart(.com) • amnesty, asylum seekers, daca, democratic party, democratic socialists, democrats, dream act, dreamers, progressives, socialists, shut down ㅤ Home