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Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020

Government shutdown

May 25, 2019 10:13
Trump declared an emergency in a bid to bypass Congress to obtain money for border wall construction after a standoff over funding for the project led to the longest government shutdown in US history. read more
Feb 13, 2019 13:23
Democrats and Republicans have struck a deal to offer USD 1.375 billion for 88.5 kilometers of new barriers along the southern border, as well as other border security measures to avert another crippling government shutdown over Trump’s wall along the... read more
Feb 12, 2019 21:41
Bipartisan congressional negotiators announced that they had reached an “agreement in principal” to avoid another round of government shutdown. read more
Feb 06, 2019 07:34
Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech LIVE: The US President’s speech is expected to be laced with his high-pitch immigration policy. Trump, in all likelihood, will ask Democrats to approve funding for the border wall, an issue that triggered a 35-day... read more
Feb 02, 2019 16:53
A national emergency would allow Trump to proceed with a wall without congressional approval and give him executive powers to reallocate disaster relief funds to the southern Mexico border. read more
Feb 02, 2019 12:10
Economists last month put the risk of a US recession at the highest in more than six years amid mounting dangers from financial markets, trade war and the government shutdown. read more
Jan 25, 2019 18:13
The partial government shutdown continues as President Donald Trump demands $5.7 billion for a wall along the US-Mexico border and Democratic lawmakers decline to approve it. Roughly 800,000 federal employees have been furloughed or are working without... read more
Jan 25, 2019 08:33
United States President Donald Trump has agreed to deliver the State of the Union address, which was scheduled for next week, at a later date only after the partial government shutdown comes to an end. read more
Jan 24, 2019 10:07
House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to Trump that her chamber would not sign off on the annual speech during the partial government shutdown. read more
Jan 19, 2019 10:19
Former president George W. Bush said he and wife Laura “are grateful to our Secret Service personnel and the thousands of federal employees who are working hard for our country without a paycheck.” read more
Jan 19, 2019 09:29
In a video posted on his Twitter feed late Friday, Donald Trump said both sides should “take the politics out of it” and “get to work” to “make a deal. read more
Jan 15, 2019 00:12
Legal challenges are bound to follow, for one, experts have said. And, two, Republicans have opposed it in principle, with some of them arguing that declaring national emergency to deal with this stalemate could open the door for Democrats to use the... read more
Jan 09, 2019 08:46
Trump argued for funding on security and humanitarian grounds as he sought to put pressure on newly empowered Democrats amid an extended partial government shutdown. read more
Jan 08, 2019 00:07
The office of management and budget of the White House has conveyed the change of plan in a letter to the Congress. It also said in the letter that $5 billion sought would only fund 234 miles of the nearly 2,000-mile border. read more
Jan 07, 2019 09:35
Donald Trump’s comments came at the start of the third week of a partial government shutdown resulting from the dispute that has left hundreds of thousands of federal workers idled or without paychecks. read more