Nation and World News By Sarah D. Wire Los Angeles Times (TNS) | Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 12:55 a.m. Share this story A view of the U.S. Capitol Building on July 25, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (Evan Golub/Zuma Press/TNS) WASHINGTON — Consumed by the funeral of President George H.W. Bush and still divided over funding for border security, Congress is moving to push back Friday’s government shutdown deadline until Dec. 21. The delay could provide more time to reach a compromise over the key sticking point — funding for President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico. But it also raises the stakes for all sides, creating the possibility of a partial government shutdown right before Christmas, something few in Washington would want to risk. ADVERTISING The stopgap measure, filed Monday in the House, will probably be approved this week by Congress, and Trump has said he would likely sign it. “If they (lawmakers) come, which … [Read more...] about Congress looks to delay fight over government shutdown until right before Christmas
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Michael Collins USA TODAY Published 6:31 PM EST Nov 28, 2018 WASHINGTON – The federal government is moving closer to its third government shutdown since President Donald Trump took office. And Trump says he’d “totally be willing” to let it happen. The government will run out of money at midnight Dec. 7 unless Congress passes a spending bill to keep the lights on. If lawmakers fail to act, some government agencies will no longer have the necessary funding to keep operating and will be forced to close their doors. Here's a closer look: How did we get here? Congress already has approved five bills providing funding for the areas of defense, energy and water, labor, health and human services, the legislative branch and veterans affairs. Trump has signed those into law. But seven other spending bills are still awaiting congressional action. The bills that need approval would fund the departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, Homeland Security, Interior, … [Read more...] about Congress has until Dec. 7 to avoid a federal government shutdown
click to enlarge At a campaign stop in Miami yesterday, U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis voiced his support for President Donald Trump's threat of a government shutdown to secure funding for his campaign-promised border wall. DeSantis, R-Palm Coast, is running against state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam in the GOP primary for Florida governor. In recent weeks, following Trump's endorsement of DeSantis via Twitter in June and a formal endorsement at a rally in Tampa last week, the 39-year-old congressman has made a habit of cuddling up next to the president. (Take this campaign ad featuring DeSantis' family as an example.) So it makes sense as to why DeSantis would want to strap himself onto Trump's threat of a shutdown excursion. That's especially the case considering how DeSantis is a member of the House Freedom Caucus, known to its critics as the government "Shutdown Caucus" for its role in the October 2013 shutdown standoff. "In the Congress we should be funding this … [Read more...] about Florida Rep. Ron DeSantis backs Trump’s threat of a government shutdown
by SCOTT THUMAN, Sinclair Broadcast Group President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in the East Room of the White House, Monday, July 30, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (SBG) - Could the government shut down if the president's wall doesn't go up? That's the stalemate in Washington; President Donald Trump is threatening a shutdown if he doesn't get funding -- possibly up to $25 billion -- for his wall on the Mexican border. The potential blame game is already underway. "The real question is whether or not the colleagues on the other side of the aisle want to shut down the government over something that’s generally been agreed to as a reasonable first step for border security," said Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C. "And now, he wants to shut down the government?" said Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. "The Republican leaders understand they own the Congress, they own the White House. So, a shutdown is on their … [Read more...] about Is a federal government shutdown on the horizon?
Business 22 January 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42779948 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsUS government shutdown A stand-off over the budget has led to a temporary shutdown of the US government. What will be … [Read more...] about What does a government shutdown cost?