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Govt Shutdown Averted With Two-Day Spending Bill

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump signed a two-day government funding bill into law Friday night as Congress tries to buy time to strike a spending and coronavirus relief deal. The president inked the legislation to keep the government running about an hour-and-a-half before a midnight deadline to pass spending legislation. The stopgap measure would fund federal operations through Sunday until …

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GOP Senator Warns Of Govt Shutdown This Weekend

The Hill reports: Senate Majority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.) warned on Thursday that the government could briefly shut down over the weekend as talks over a sweeping deal to pass funding and provide coronavirus relief drag on. “I mean I’ve already — I know people who are gonna object to that, that want to keep pressure on the process until …

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Congress Returns To Looming Shutdown Deadline

NBC News reports: After months of shadowboxing amid a tense and toxic campaign, Capitol Hill’s main players are returning for one final, perhaps futile, attempt at deal-making on a challenging menu of year-end business. COVID-19 relief, a $1.4 trillion catchall spending package, and defense policy — and a final burst of judicial nominees — dominate a truncated two- or three-week …

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Senate Spending Vote Averts Govt Shutdown For Now

Roll Call reports: The Senate cleared a monthlong spending bill Thursday, sending it to President Donald Trump’s desk hours before government funding was set to expire at midnight. The vote was 74-20. The continuing resolution is the second temporary spending bill Congress has passed since fiscal 2020 began on Oct. 1. Once Trump signs it — as his aides say …

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House Plans Spending Vote To Stop Another Shutdown

Politico reports: The House will pass a stopgap spending measure the week of Nov. 18, hoping to thwart a government shutdown later that week, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Friday. The leader did not say how long that next patch would last. In a “Dear Colleague” letter, Hoyer noted that the action is “necessary” since government funding expires on …

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Trump Bragged About His Shutdown “Ratings” To Paul Ryan: “This Is Why I Was So Great On The Apprentice”

The Washington Post reports: After President Trump vowed to take credit for shutting down the government over border wall funding during a televised Oval Office meeting with Democratic leaders in December, West Wing aides sprung into overdrive to clean up the mess. Taking ownership of a shutdown was considered verboten in Washington and the overwhelming consensus was that the president …

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REPORT: Trump Intends To Sign Border Security Deal

CNN reports: President Donald Trump intends to sign the border security deal to avoid another partial government shutdown, according to two sources who have spoke directly with the President. Trump said Tuesday that he was “not happy” with the tentative deal reached by congressional negotiators late Monday night that falls far short of his original demands. Congress faces a deadline …

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Trump Not “Happy” With Tentative Shutdown Deal

The Wall Street Journal reports: President Trump on Tuesday knocked a bipartisan deal to avert a government shutdown while providing some funding for barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border. “I can’t say I’m happy. I can’t say I’m thrilled,” Trump told reporters during a Cabinet meeting. He did not say whether he would sign or veto the proposal but added he …

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Deal To Avert Another Shutdown Reached “In Principle”

The New York Times reports: House and Senate negotiators on Monday night agreed in principle to provide $1.375 billion for fencing and other physical barriers at the Mexican border, part of a broader agreement that would stave off another partial government shutdown without funding President Trump’s wall. The agreement would allow for 55 miles of new bollard fencing, with some …

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Flight Attendants Union To Strike If Shutdown Resumes

“Many Americans breathed a sigh of relief when the shutdown ended, assuming that the crisis had passed. But as your flight attendant, I need to tell you the truth: Everyone is less safe flying today than we were before the shutdown. There is bipartisan support to keep the government open with stable, long-term funding. Americans overwhelmingly support this solution. “But …

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Top Lawmakers Huddle To Avert Another Shutdown

NBC News reports: Negotiations over funding for border security were stalled as the week began, with top appropriators from both parties were expected to huddle Monday to try and overcome the latest sticking point ahead of the Friday night deadline to avoid another government shutdown. Top Democratic appropriators Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., were expected to …

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Mick Mulvaney: Another Shutdown Is Still On The Table

The Washington Examiner reports:  “The president has to sign a piece of legislation in order to keep the government open. He cannot sign everything they put in front of him. There will be some things that simply we couldn’t agree to,” Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said during an interview on “Fox News Sunday.” “So the government …

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Mike Pence: The Shutdown Wasn’t A Mistake [VIDEO]

Axios reports: Vice President Mike Pence told CBS’s Jeff Glor on Wednesday morning he doesn’t believe the partial government shutdown was a mistake, saying Americans find it admirable that President Trump “says what he means and he means what he says.” Despite having the longest government shutdown in history, President Trump didn’t mention any plan to help Congress secure a …

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Feds Estimate Trump’s Shutdown Cost Economy $11B

CNBC reports: The federal government shutdown cost the economy $11 billion, according to a new analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, reflecting lost output from federal workers, delayed government spending and reduced demand. The report, which was released Monday, estimated a hit of $3 billion, or 0.1 percent, to economic activity during the fourth quarter of 2018. The impact …

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Lou Dobbs: Nancy Pelosi “Just Whipped” The President

“She has just whipped the president of the United States. You know I’m an animated, energetic supporter of this president, but you’ve got to call it as it is. This president said it was going to be conditional, border security, building that wall, and he just reversed himself. That’s a victory for Nancy Pelosi. It will be perceived as such …

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Trump Rants: I Totally Didn’t Cave When I Just Caved

Bloomberg reports: President Trump insisted that he did not concede to Congressional Democrats by ending the government shutdown without getting money for his desired wall along the southern border in a Friday evening tweet. In remarks in the Rose Garden, Trump explained that if no border security deal was made by Feb. 15, the government could close down again or …

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Hannity: Trump Will Still Get His Money For The Wall

Mediaite reports: Sean Hannity is confident that President Donald Trump will secure federal funding for his southern border wall… someday. “Some of you say ‘he didn’t get any money for the wall,’” Hannity observed on his radio show. “No he didn’t, but he’s going to.” “The left-wing media will say it’s a win,” Hannity said of Friday’s deal to reopen …

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Nancy Pelosi: The SOTU Will Happen When I Say It Will

Roll Call reports: Yes, there is a deal to re-open the parts of the government shutdown since Dec. 22. No, we don’t know when the State of the Union will happen. “The State of the Union is not planned,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said. She reiterated what she said to President Donald Trump in her recent letters, that when the …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump To Unveil Deal To End Shutdown

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump is expected to announce a proposal to temporarily reopen government, ending the 35-day shutdown with a clean bill to end the shutdown without obtaining any funding for his $5.7 billion border wall request, according to congressional and White House sources. Trump is expected to break the news in a statement in the Rose Garden, …

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BREAKING: FAA Delays Flights At Major East Coast Airports Due To Air Traffic Control Staffing Shortages

NBC New York reports: A ground stop has been ordered at LaGuardia airport due to staffing related issues, the Federal Aviation Administration said Friday. The stop was ordered shortly before 10 a.m. Some arriving flights are also being delayed. The government shutdown has entered its 35th day, the longest federal shutdown over. The New York Times reports: Significant flight delays …

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