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Congress eyes temporary budget as U.S. shutdown deadline looms

WASHINGTON DC, USA – US lawmakers will resort to passing a short-term federal spending deal next week to avoid an embarrassing government shutdown, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Friday, January 12, as prospects for a long-term 2018 agreement dimmed. A move to extend temporary funding beyond the January 19 deadline would ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJan 13th, 2018

US spending deal clinched, could avert government shutdown

WASHINGTON, D.C.: US congressional budget negotiators said Wednesday they had reached a deal on federal spending for the remainder of fiscal 2018, two days before a deadline to fund the government or risk a shutdown. The $1.3 trillion spending bill was hailed by House Speaker Paul Ryan, Congress’s top Republican, as marking “the beginning of [...] The post US spending deal clinched, could avert government shutdown appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2018

US gov’t in shutdown

WASHINGTON - The US government slid into its second shutdown in three weeks early Friday after a senator in President Donald Trump’s own Republican Party blocked a vote on a bipartisan budget deal before a midnight deadline. The upper chamber of Congress closed up shop late Thursday and reopened in….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2018

US government in shutdown as Senate misses midnight funding deadline

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The US government slid into its second shutdown in three weeks early Friday after a senator in President Donald Trump’s own Republican Party blocked a vote on a bipartisan budget deal before a midnight deadline. The upper chamber of Congress closed up shop late Thursday and reopened in the dark of night for [...] The post US government in shutdown as Senate misses midnight funding deadline appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2018

US Senate leaders reach budget deal on eve of shutdown deadline

WASHINGTON, D.C.: US Senate leaders said on Wednesday they had reached a bipartisan budget deal for 2018 and 2019—a move which, if approved by Congress, would avert a second government shutdown in just three weeks. The deal, months in the making, was seen as a major achievement for both the ruling Republicans and opposition Democrats [...] The post US Senate leaders reach budget deal on eve of shutdown deadline appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2018

‘TRUMP SHUTDOWN’ | Some US Embassy services, not all, stay open in budget winter

MANILA – President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress failed to meet a midnight Friday deadline (mid-Saturday PH time) to pass a short-term bill to extend federal funding, forcing some government facilities to shutdown. On late Saturday, January 20, the US Embassy in Manila’s press attache Molly Koscina, announced: “All routine and emergency consular, Social […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 21st, 2018

U.S. Congress approves funding stopgap averting gov t shutdown

WASHINGTON DC, USA – The US Congress, facing an end-of-week deadline, passed a funding stopgap measure Thursday, December 7, that averts a government shutdown and provides lawmakers and President Donald Trump with breathing room to strike a 2018 budget deal. The Senate easily passed the bipartisan measure that funds government ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2017

Budget Talks Resuming Amid Pessimism over Border Differences

WASHINGTON (AP) --- Budget negotiators will meet Monday to revive talks over border security issues that are central to legislation to prevent key parts of the government from shutting down on Saturday, but an air of pessimism remains after talks broke down over the weekend. They collapsed over Democratic demands to limit the number of migrants authorities can detain, and the two sides remained separated over how much to spend on President Donald Trump's promised border wall. A Friday midnight deadline is looming to prevent a second partial government shutdown. Key negotiators plan to meet on Monday, Democratic and GOP aides say, but for now the mood is not hopeful. Rising to th...Keep on reading: Budget Talks Resuming Amid Pessimism over Border Differences.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

New shutdown threat as US budget talks stall

WASHINGTON, United States -- US budget talks have hit another impasse over immigration, a key Republican negotiator said Sunday, raising the prospect of a second government shutdown if no agreement is reached by this week's deadline. "I think the talks are stalled right now," Richard Shelby, the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said on Fox News Sunday. The deadline for an agreement on funding to keep the government open is Friday, raising the specter of a repeat of the 35-day partial shutdown that ended January 25 -- the longest in US history. Negotiators had been optimistic Friday an agreement would be reached that includes some funds for a border "barrier,"...Keep on reading: New shutdown threat as US budget talks stall.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

Congress fails to pass budget bill - The Manila Times Online

LAWMAKERS missed their self-imposed Wednesday deadline to approve the much-delayed 2019 national budget bill. The bicameral conference committee tasked to reconcile the conflicting House and Senate ve.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

Congress eyes budget ratification by Friday

Congress eyes budget ratification by Friday.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2019

Palace won’t heed Andaya’s demand to release 2018 savings report

MANILA, Philippines -- Malacaang will not heed the demand of Rep. Rolando Andaya Jr. to give a report on government savings in 2018 in exchange for the bicameral approval of this year's spending bill.   "I don't think reporting of 2018 savings is a prerequisite," Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said in a text message.   Andaya, chair of the House appropriations panel, on Sunday warned that "no DBM report on 2018 savings, no bicam report for 2019 budget" as he demanded Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno to release the report.   READ: Reenacted budget looms over pork   Congress has only three days to reach consensus on the proposed P3.757-tr...Keep on reading: Palace won’t heed Andaya’s demand to release 2018 savings report.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2019

Trump climbs down in wall row, Congress passes bill ending shutdown

WASHINGTON, D.C.: President Donald Trump on Friday (Saturday in Manila) brought a temporary end to the longest government shutdown in US history, while dropping his previous insistence on immediate funding…READ The post Trump climbs down in wall row, Congress passes bill ending shutdown appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJan 26th, 2019

Congress eyes Duterte approval of 2019 budget by Valentine s Day | ABS-CBN News

Congress eyes Duterte approval of 2019 budget by Valentine's Day ABS-CBN News MANILA- The two chambers of Congress convened Tuesday the bicameral conference committee to tackle the proposed 2019.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 24th, 2019

Trump’s Shutdown Solution Hangs in Limbo

WASHINGTON --- President Donald Trump's proposal for a shutdown solution to break through the budget deadlock appeared to be gaining little traction Monday, as another missed paycheck loomed for hundreds of thousands of workers and the partial federal shutdown stretched into its fifth week. Despite the fanfare of the president's announcement, voting in Congress was not expected to unfold until later in the week. Even then it seemed doubtful that legislation based on Trump's plan had any chance of swiftly passing the Senate. Republicans hold a 53-47 majority but would need Democrats to reach the usual 60-vote threshold for bills to advance. Not a single Democrat publicly expresse...Keep on reading: Trump’s Shutdown Solution Hangs in Limbo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2019

Senate sets end-Jan. deadline for budget approval

THE Senate will seek to ratify the P3.757 trillion national budget for 2019 within two weeks after resuming session next week after Malacañang called on Congress to pass the measure “at the soonest possible time.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 8th, 2019

Diokno blames Congress for delayed passage of 2019 budget

MANILA, Philippines – Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno blamed Congress for the delayed approval of the 2019 budget, which will result to a temporary reenacted budget next year. But the budget chief on Tuesday, November 27, refused to identify which specific lawmakers were responsible for the delay. (READ:  Budget deadlock: Who's to blame? ) "You just have to follow the timeline. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 27th, 2018

Sister Patricia Fox s visa downgraded to temporary visitor s

Another deadline looms for Australian missionary Patricia Fox after the Bureau of Immigration (BI) downgraded her visa status to a temporary visitor’s. Source link link: Sister Patricia Fox's visa downgraded to temporary visitor's.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 26th, 2018

House eyes swift okay of 3T budget, fed, BOL

THE House leadership is eyeing the swift passage of the 2019 P3.757 trillion national budget, federalism, and ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) as its top priorities when Congress opens its third and last regular session of the 17th Congress this Monday. Appropriations Bill (GAB). Nograles said he expects….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2018

PSC eyes P1.2B budget

THE Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) will soon submit to Congress “a master plan for sports development that will help raise of the annual budget of the government sports agency to P1.2 billion. PSC Chairman Butch Ramirez said the master plan will be the first for the PSC in more than… Source link link: PSC eyes P1.2B budget.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 4th, 2018

PSC eyes P1.2B budget

THE Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) will soon submit to Congress “a master plan for sports development that will help raise of the annual budget of the government sports agency to P1.2 billion. PSC Chairman Butch Ramirez said the master plan will be the first for the PSC in more than….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018