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House Republicans working on averting another shutdown

WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders are grappling for a strategy to avert another US government shutdown at midnight Thursday.  .....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarFeb 6th, 2018

House Republicans working on averting another shutdown

House Republican leaders are grappling for a strategy to avert another US government shutdown at midnight Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018

House Republicans working on averting another shutdown

WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders are grappling for a strategy to avert another US government shutdown at midnight Thursday.  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2018

Trump’s demand for wall moves government closer to shutdown

  WASHINGTON --- President Donald Trump's demand for border wall funds hurled the federal government closer to a shutdown as House Republicans approved a package Thursday with his $5.7 billion request that is almost certain to be rejected by the Senate. The White House said Trump will not travel to Florida on Friday for the Christmas holiday if the government is shutting down. More than 800,000 federal workers will be facing furloughs or forced to work without pay if a resolution is not reached before funding expires at midnight Friday. The shutdown crisis could be one of the final acts of the House GOP majority before relinquishing control to Democrats in January. Cong...Keep on reading: Trump’s demand for wall moves government closer to shutdown.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 21st, 2018

Trump threatens border security shutdown, GOP cool to idea

WASHINGTON --- Republicans anxious about keeping control of Congress think it's a bad idea, but President Donald Trump still says he's willing to close the government over border security issues, including money he wants to build a promised US-Mexico border wall. "I would be willing to 'shut down' government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall!" Trump tweeted Sunday. "Must get rid of Lottery, Catch & Release etc. and finally go to system of Immigration based on MERIT!" "We need great people coming into our Country!" Trump said. Trump returned to the idea after a meeting at the White House last week with House Speaker Pau...Keep on reading: Trump threatens border security shutdown, GOP cool to idea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

Congress Passes Spending Bill to Prevent Government Shutdown, Fight Zika – ABC News

Averting an election-year crisis, Congress late Wednesday sent President Barack Obama a bill to keep the government operating through Dec. 9 and provide $1.1 billion in long-delayed funding to battle the Zika virus. The House cleared the measure by a 342-.....»»

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Trump’s burger-fest brings roasting from late-night TV hosts

WASHINGTON --- Junk food for athletes? President Donald Trump's offer of greasy burgers and fries to the college football champion Clemson Tigers brought a roasting from late-night TV hosts. Trump, a fast-food lover, said he paid for the meal himself because of the partial government shutdown, which has led to furloughs among federal workers, including at the White House. Otherwise, he joked, first lady Melania Trump and Karen Pence, Vice President Mike Pence's wife, would be making salads. "I had a choice. Do we have no food for you, because we have a shutdown?" Trump told the team gathered Monday in the White House East Room. "Or do we give you some little quick salads tha...Keep on reading: Trump’s burger-fest brings roasting from late-night TV hosts.....»»

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House Republicans censure colleague for racist remarks

House Republicans censure colleague for racist remarks.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

As shutdown bites, Trump foots bill for fast food feast

WASHINGTON, D.C.: With White House residence staff among those hit by the US government shutdown, Donald Trump personally ordered in an “all American” feast of burgers and pizza on Monday…READ The post As shutdown bites, Trump foots bill for fast food feast appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Trump congratulates Clemson for its perfect season with fast food

By Laurie Kellman, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump paid tribute to college football champion Clemson for winning the national championship at a White House ceremony Monday evening. Trump said he even paid for their meal of "American fast food" because of the partial government shutdown. He did not disclose the tab. "We went off and we ordered American fast food, paid for by me. Lots of hamburgers, lots of pizza," Trump said after returning to the White House from a trip to New Orleans. "I think they'd like it better than anything we could give." "We have some very large people that like eating, so I think we're going to have a little fun," said the president, a fast food-lover himself. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said much of the staff that works in the White House residence has been furloughed due to the shutdown, "so the president is personally paying for the event to be catered with some of everyone's favorite fast foods." An impressive — and highly unusual for the White House — smorgasbord greeted the players in the East Room. Silver trays held stacks of wrapped burgers from Wendy's and boxed burgers from McDonald's, including Big Macs. White House paper cups bearing the presidential seal held the fries. He was serious. pic.twitter.com/fD3oPmZ0kg— Taylor Mason (@taylomason) January 14, 2019 Better pics of the feast 🕯🍔 🍟 pic.twitter.com/mKiFZ7xUjz— Taylor Mason (@taylomason) January 14, 2019 Pizzas, some topped with olives and tomatoes, also were on the menu. Silver bowls held the condiments and stacks of white china plates sat nearby. The Clemson team's visit is its second since Trump took office. The Tigers last visited in June 2017 after their championship run the previous season. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has nominated this season's undefeated Tigers as the best college team ever. Trump calls them a "great team, an unbelievable team." Trump has routinely sparred with professional athletes during his two years in office. College football has managed to avoid such political controversies, with last year's champion Alabama also visiting the White House......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Artist Nilo Santiago exhibiting works in Falls Church, Virginia

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia -- Renowned Filipino American artist Nilo M. Santiago is exhibiting his recent works at the Goodwin House Art Gallery in Bailey's Crossroads, 3440 S Jefferson St. Falls Church, Virginia. It opened on Sunday, Jan. 12 and will be up through the month of January for those who want to stop by and see it. An artist for the US Air Force, Nilo's last exhibited at the Philippine Chancery Building, in commemoration of the 157th Birth Anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal. The exhibit showcased his works on Philippine Historic Churches and Women's Fashion at the turn of the century. A graduate of UST Fine Arts School in Manila, Nilo has been working for the past 20 years a...Keep on reading: Artist Nilo Santiago exhibiting works in Falls Church, Virginia.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2019

Trump storms out of talks on shutdown, bemoans ‘total waste of time’

U.S. President Donald Trump stormed out of talks with Democratic congressional leaders over funding for a border wall with Mexico and reopening the government, complaining the meeting in the White House was “a total waste of time.” Trump storms out of talks on shutdown, bemoans ‘total waste of time’ Source link: Trump storms out of talks on shutdown, bemoans ‘total waste of time’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

Trump says little progress as gov’t shutdown in third week

WASHINGTON, United States --- Talks aimed at ending a partial US government shutdown which entered its third week on Saturday made little progress but were to continue on Sunday, President Donald Trump said. An impasse with lawmakers over Trump's demand for billions of dollars to pay for a wall on the border with Mexico has shut 25 percent of the government since December 22. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday met with representatives of Chuck Schumer, the top Democrat in the Republican-controlled Senate, as well as Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives which since last Thursday is under Democratic control. "V.P. Mike Pence and team just left the White House. Brie...Keep on reading: Trump says little progress as gov’t shutdown in third week.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2019

Suspects in Batocabe murder surrender | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Gunman, motorcycle rider involved in Batocabe slay surrender House panel explores plunder, tax evasion charges vs Diokno's in-laws Democrats seize U.S. House control, but shutdown impasse remains Tony Labrusca prompts immigration warning on limits of Balikbayan privilege 'A Star Is Born' leads pack for Golden Globes {module 3998}.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2019

Democrats seize U.S. House control, but shutdown impasse remains

WASHINGTON DC, USA (UPDATED) – US Democrats swept back to power Thursday, January 3, in the House of Representatives with veteran  Nancy Pelosi at the helm, but they came face to face with what may be a new divided government normal in Washington: legislative gridlock. After a historic opening session of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 4th, 2019

Newly empowered House Dems pass funding plan without wall

WASHINGTON --- On their first day in the majority, House Democrats have passed a plan to re-open the government without funding President Donald Trump's promised border wall.   The largely party-line votes Thursday night came after Trump made a surprise appearance at the White House briefing room, pledging to keep up the fight for his signature campaign promise.   House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Trump and Senate Republicans should "take yes for an answer" and approve the border bill, which was virtually identical to a plan the Senate adopted on a voice vote last month.   "We're not doing a wall. Does anyone have any doubt that we're not doing a wall?" Pel...Keep on reading: Newly empowered House Dems pass funding plan without wall.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 4th, 2019

US gov’t bound for shutdown as Congress, Trump fail to reach deal

WASHINGTON --- The US government will begin a Christmastime shutdown at midnight, as Congress adjourned Friday without passing a federal spending bill or addressing President Donald Trump's demand for money to build a border wall. Operations for several key agencies will cease at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, despite last-ditch talks that continued on Capitol Hill between White House officials and congressional leaders in both parties. Trump has dug in on his demand for $5 billion for construction of a wall on the US border with Mexico. Democrats are staunchly opposed, and the absence of an elusive deal means federal funds for dozens of agencies will lapse when the clock strikes twelve. It r...Keep on reading: US gov’t bound for shutdown as Congress, Trump fail to reach deal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2018

Wall funding gets House nod

WASHINGTON — The Republican-led House has approved funding for President Donald Trump’s border wall in legislation that pushes the government closer to a partial government shutdown. The House voted 217-185, largely along party lines. The bill now goes to the Senate, where it has almost no chance of passing. Senators already passed their bill to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2018

U.S. Senate approves stopgap averting shutdown but denying Trump wall funds

WASHINGTON, USA – The US Senate on Wednesday night, December 19, approved an emergency short-term spending bill that averts a looming government shutdown , but excludes the $5 billion that President Donald Trump sought for a US-Mexico border wall . Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the measure will fund normal government ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 20th, 2018

US Senate approves bill to avert government shutdown

  WASHINGTON -- The US Senate on Wednesday night approved an emergency short-term spending bill that averts a looming government shutdown, but excludes funds that President Donald Trump sought for a US-Mexico border wall. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the measure will fund normal government operations at current levels through February 8 -- bringing Washington a step closer to avoiding a potentially crippling closure of some federal offices over next week's coming Christmas holiday. The bill will need to pass the House of Representatives and be signed by Trump before midnight Friday, when funding is set to expire for key agencies like the Department of Hom...Keep on reading: US Senate approves bill to avert government shutdown.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 20th, 2018

Trump turnaround averts gov’t shutdown

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump appeared to back off his demand for $5 billion to build a border wall, signaling for the first time that he might be open to a deal that would avoid a partial government shutdown. The White House set the tone Tuesday when press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders indicated that Trump […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 19th, 2018