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... session of the General Assembly. Northam signed a proclamation calling for a special session on April 11 so lawmakers can complete... WASHINGTON -- Virginia state lawmakers aim to finish work on the budget during a special session April 11 to avoid an unprecedented state government shutdown.
The package is being assembled after a bipartisan deal was reached last month to end a short government shutdown. Democrats complain that a large number of policy issues remain outstanding in the omnibus and that Republicans refuse to compromise. The areas of contention include: $900 million in ...

Early in January, Congressman Lloyd Smucker introduced the Government Shutdown Prevention Act. This would provide an automatic continuing resolution for any appropriation bill not completed by the end of the fiscal year. If the budget is not complete within 120 days after approval of the continuing ...
Lawmakers have eight legislative days to either a pass a budget or a sixth continuing resolution for fiscal 2018 before the March 23 deadline. The deadline to avoid a third government shutdown this year is fast approaching. But unlike previous months, there's more optimism in the air. Congress already ...
On February 9, 2018, Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, averting a government shutdown and providing tax relief for millions of Americans. The President signed it into law soon afterward. The law includes special tax relief for certain disaster victims, the extension of expired tax extenders ...
A monetary currency sovereign with a freely floating exchange rate can never go bankrupt or run out of money. For the U.S. government, any shutdown is because of voluntarily imposed budgetary constraints. The shutdown has been averted with a last-minute deal that postpones the shutdown for a further ...

News > World. After the government shutdown, Utah wants its money back. It's easy to imagine familiar shapes among the hoodoos at Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah. (Allen Holder/Kansas City Star/TNS) Allen Holder. Previous; Next. By REBECCA BEITSCH Stateline.org. Monday, February 12, 2018. 0; Print ...
SEE ALSO: 'A colossal waste of time': Senators blast Rand Paul for pushing government into brief shutdown. NOW WATCH: Why North Korea sent hundreds of cheerleaders to the Olympics. More: Rand Paul Nancy Pelosi Government Shutdown 2018 Government Shutdown · DACA · Deferred Action for ...
The House passed a bill Friday to set up a major spending increase and end a brief government shutdown, sending it to President Donald Trump for his signature. Both chambers of Congress passed a short-term funding bill and cleared the way for a boost to military and domestic spending hours after ...
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Congressional leaders struck a deal they thought would be enticing enough to avoid another government shutdown Thursday. But as lawmakers barrel toward the midnight deadline, when the government runs out of money, it's still not clear there's enough support to keep the government running.
"I don't see a government shutdown coming, but I do see a promise by Senator McConnell to finally bring this critical issue that affects the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in America, finally bringing it to a full debate in the Senate," said Durbin, who is Senate Democrats' minority whip. "That's what ...
Lawmakers are scrambling and headlines are screaming Friday as the U.S. government heads towards a shutdown. But what does that actually mean? Congress needs to pass a budget resolution by the end of Friday to fund the government. But the political parties can't come to agreement on the bill, ...
The House voted Thursday night to avert a government shutdown, sending the bill on to the Senate, where it failed, 50-49. Shortly before the House vote, the Freedom Caucus said a majority of its members would vote to support a stopgap spending measure, a key sign that holdout conservatives who had ...
Republican U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of Bucks County wrote a check to the U.S. Treasury to pay back his salary from the January shutdown. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/FITZPATRICK CONGRESSIONAL OFFICE). Laura OlsonContact ReporterCall Washington Bureau. Privacy Policy. When the federal government shut down ...
A monetary currency sovereign with a freely floating exchange rate can never go bankrupt or run out of money. For the U.S. government, any shutdown is because of voluntarily imposed budgetary constraints. The shutdown has been averted with a last-minute deal that postpones the shutdown for a further ...

Congress passed a massive two-year budget deal on Friday, ending a short government shutdown. Economists are trying to piece together what the package means for the economy. Some argue that its massive fiscal stimulus comes at a time when the economy least needs it and could actually be ...
This happened after Senator Rand Paul (a Republican, like President Donald Trump) ended any hope of a quick vote by demanding a debate on his amendment to maintain spending caps. In January, a similar failure to pass a bill led to a three-day government shutdown. It's not yet clear how Congress will ...
A brief government shutdown appeared all but certain as the Senate recessed until 12:01 a.m. Eastern Friday morning. Sen. Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican, has protested a two-year budget deal that would also keep the government operating past midnight. Unless the situation changes, federal funding ...
The rare bipartisan agreement dispatched $300 billion in new spending over this year and next for military and nondefense programs, plus $90 billion in disaster aid. It also ended a nearly nine-hour government shutdown that began when lawmakers failed to meet a midnight deadline, blocked by Sen.
President Trump signs a massive spending plan into law and ends the year's second government shutdown. It would significantly increase funding for both the military and domestic programs. Both conservatives and liberals mounted opposition to the bipartisan deals over deficit and immigration concerns, ...
The House passed a bill Friday to set up a major spending increase and end a brief government shutdown, sending it to President Donald Trump for his signature. Both chambers of Congress passed a short-term funding bill and cleared the way for a boost to military and domestic spending hours after ...
During a government shutdown--when Congress fails to pass a budget that keeps large parts of the government running--rangers everywhere chain the gates of their national parks. The usually welcoming visitor centers shutter their doors. Campgrounds go unpatrolled. Bathrooms go uncleaned.
That kind of question is the real threat of a prolonged government shutdown. It is a threat to federal politicians, functionaries, grant recipients, and the complicit segment of the mass media: Americans might come to realize they can get along very nicely without much of the federal bureaucracy. The ease with ...
If lawmakers fail to reach a deal, that would mean the second shutdown in less than a month. And there are still a lot of big issues to work through -- including immigration. facebook; twitter; Flipboard; email. Subscribe to the NPR politics Podcast. Listen on NPR One · Apple Podcasts · Google Play music ...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Buoyed by the sudden likelihood of a budget pact, lawmakers are on track avoid a repeat of last month's government shutdown -- though President Donald Trump unexpectedly raised the possibility of closing things down again if he can't have his way on immigration. "I'd love to see ...
... priorities - a border wall with Mexico and stricter immigration over a budget to keep federal employees working and the military protecting our country. We must thank him because nobody else can be blamed for a second government shutdown in less than a month. This time it'll be his fault and his alone.
President Donald Trump threatened to shut down the government again this weekend if Democrats don't agree to his immigration-reform plans, specifically what he called loopholes in the system that could allow dangerous criminals into the country.
The federal government reopened, but our fiscal worries are far from over. The bill that ended the shutdown only funds operations through Feb. 8 -- which means that unless Democrats and Republicans can reach an agreement on appropriations by tomorrow, we're looking at another shutdown in very ...
WASHINGTON -- President Trump called on Tuesday for shutting down the federal government if Congress does not crack down on illegal immigration, even as congressional negotiators closed in on a major budget deal that would set spending levels for two years and break the cycle of fiscal crises that ...
WASHINGTON -- The next short-term government funding bill is set to run out Thursday and Congress is poised to pass a fifth stop-gap funding bill to keep the lights on. The latest deadline looms as a deal on DACA, which in part forced the last government shutdown, has yet to emerge that will get the ...
Congressional leaders struck a deal they thought would be enticing enough to avoid another government shutdown Thursday. But as lawmakers barrel toward the midnight deadline, when the government runs out of money, it's still not clear there's enough support to keep the government running.
WASHINGTON -- With government funding set to expire on Thursday, Congress careened toward another standoff on Monday as House Republicans moved ahead with a temporary spending measure that Senate Democrats have promised to block. By late Monday night, lawmakers had barely 72 hours ...
NPR's Michel Martin talks with Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), Democratic strategist Maria Cardona and former RNC Chairman Michael Steele about the political strategy during and after the shutdown. MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: Now it's time for the Barbershop. That's where we talk to interesting people ...
Cue government shutdown. Trump, of course, tried to blame Democrats for the impasse--even though Republicans control the House, the Senate, and the White House. Unfortunately, Democrats lacked the numbers, the unity, and, frankly, the political courage to take advantage of this Trump-induced ...
For Chuck Schumer and his Senate Democrats, the reaction since the government shutdown ended has been nothing short of brutal. Schumer and his colleagues are being hit from all sides: Trump and his acolytes like Brit Hume who are contemptuous of the cave-in, Pundits like David Brooks decrying ...
But it seems safe to say that the short-lived government shutdown of January, 2018, is unlikely to be long remembered, or even much debated, if only because the resolution of the fight was simply to postpone it for a mere two weeks. The truth is that real deals are all but dead in Washington. The Great 2018 ...
Susan Collins, a Republican senator from Maine, held a meeting with about two dozen lawmakers in her office. Senators who wanted to speak, she told reporters, were only allowed to do so if they were holding a special stick. Collins would then take the stick from one senator and give it to the next who ...
The three-day partial government shutdown has come to an end. President Trump has signed a short-term spending bill to fund the government. Senate Democrats agreed to the measure after Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell committed to a vote on immigration. Conservatives say Democrats ...
(CNN) How does the US federal government shutdown affect you? Not every federally funded agency, program and service will grind to a halt -- just those considered nonessential. So if you had plans to visit any national parks, monuments or museums, some will be closed. Here's a look at how they might ...
Democrats made a tactical -- though not all that unreasonable -- mistake, Mr. Domenech says, by pinning the government shutdown on their hope for a deal to protect hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants brought to the country as children. The Democrats had hoped, he suggests, that President ...
"At this time EPA has sufficient resources to remain open for a limited amount of time in the event of a government shutdown," he wrote in an email. It is unclear how long the agency can continue operating if the shutdown continues, but an administration official told The Washington Post that it's possible the ...
Both parties claim to have emerged from negotiations with the upper hand, but did they? Here's how leaders on either side fared. Sabrina Siddiqui in Washington. @SabrinaSiddiqui. Tue 23 Jan 2018 01.00 EST Last modified on Tue 23 Jan 2018 01.01 EST. Share on facebook · Share on twitter · Share via email
The Senate voted 81-18 on Monday to end the three-day-old government shutdown, with Democrats joining Republicans to fund the government through February 8 in exchange for a promise from Republican leaders to address the fate of young, undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers. "In a few ...
Updated at 9:05 p.m. ET. President Trump has signed a stopgap spending bill passed by Congress on Monday, ending the partial shutdown of the federal government after three days. the White House has said normal government operations will resume by Tuesday morning. The bill passed the Senate on ...
WASHINGTON -- Congress brought an end to a three-day government shutdown on Monday as Senate Democrats buckled under pressure to adopt a short-term spending bill to fund government operations without first addressing the fate of young undocumented immigrants. The House quickly approved ...
The longest government shutdown in history took place from 1995 to 1996 under former President Bill Clinton. That shutdown came less than a month after another shutdown in November 1995, and was the result of the same set of budgetary issues. The record shutdown only resulted in 284,000 employees having to miss ...
A stand-off over the budget has led to a temporary shutdown of the US government. What will be the economic cost? The Senate has reached a compromise to reopen the government, as the impasse entered a third day. But while that brings a short-term spending deal closer - it must be approved by the ...
Not even a government shutdown stops the US military from fighting wars. More than 290,000 US troops abroad will continue to sail ships, fly planes and helicopters, and patrol cities and towns throughout the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. That means the fight against ISIS and other terrorist groups, ...


 

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