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Midnight shutdown creeps closer as US Congress debates budget

Midnight shutdown creeps closer as US Congress debates budget.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarFeb 9th, 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

‘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

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

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

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

No time to pass budget bill, say Senate leaders

A reenacted national budget for at least January is all but certain, according to Senate President Vicente Sotto III.   Senate leaders on Wednesday ruled out any chance of passing the proposed P3.8-trillion national budget for 2019 this month, even if President Rodrigo Duterte were to call a special session of Congress.   The last session day for this year is today.   The joint session on Wednesday to tackle the President's request to extend martial law in Mindanao for another year has added to the delay in budget hearings in the Senate.   Sotto said there was simply no time to finish plenary debates, incorporate all the amendments proposed by ...Keep on reading: No time to pass budget bill, say Senate leaders.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

US Congress averts shutdown

The US Congress approved a two-week funding extension on Thursday, averting a looming partial government shutdown but setting up a potentially bitter spending showdown just days before the Christmas holiday. Lawmakers had until midnight Friday to fund several federal agencies including the Department of Homeland Security, and a major battle had been brewing over President […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Bicam expected to approve reconciled BBL bill Tuesday

The bicameral conference committee on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is set to resume on Tuesday its discussions on the measure and approve Congress' reconciled versions of the bills. Jointly presided by House Majority Leader Rodolfo Farias and Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri, the bicameral panel is expected to end its debates on the disagreeing provisions of House Bill 6475 and Senate Bill 1717. The debates started on July 9 and suspended deliberations of the law's 18 articles past midnight last Friday, July 13. Farias earlier said they would immediately forward the reconciled BBL version to President Rodrigo Duterte for his consideration. If Duterte appro...Keep on reading: Bicam expected to approve reconciled BBL bill Tuesday.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Duterte OKs P3.8-T cash-based budget for 2019

Published: 10:59 a.m., July 10, 2018 | Updated: 12:47 a.m., July 11, 2018 The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) will submit the proposed P3.757-trillion cash-based national budget for 2019 to Congress on July 23 to coincide with President Duterte's third State of the Nation Address. The proposed budget is slightly lower than this year's record P3.767 trillion. Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno told the Inquirer on Tuesday that the President approved the proposed budget during Monday's Cabinet meeting, which lasted well past midnight. At a press briefing in Indang, Cavite province, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Tuesday said P1.185 trillion (31.5 percent) ...Keep on reading: Duterte OKs P3.8-T cash-based budget for 2019.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 10th, 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 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 laments nice present of shutdown on inauguration anniversary

WASHINGTON, United States – US President Donald Trump marked the first anniversary of his inauguration on Saturday with his government in shutdown, lashing out at Democrats over the collapse of budget negotiations as lawmakers seek to thrash out a deal. When the clock struck midnight, federal services began to halt or ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 20th, 2018

US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

WASHINGTON --- The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction. Last-minute negotiations crumbled as Senate Democrats blocked a four-week stopgap extension in a late-night vote, causing the fourth government shutdown in a quarter century. Behind the scenes, however, leading Republicans and Democrats were trying to work out a compromise to avert a lengthy shutdown. Congress scheduled an unusual Saturday session to begin considering a three-week version of the short-term spending measure -- a...Keep on reading: US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 20th, 2018

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:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 13th, 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

Congress moves to avoid US government shutdown, talks resume Friday

The US Congress on Thursday moved rapidly to send President Donald Trump a short-term funding bill that would avert a government shutdown this weekend, leaving fights over budget priorities and other controversial issues for later this month. Source link link: Congress moves to avoid US government shutdown, talks resume Friday.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2017

Cardi B slams pro-border wall commentator in height of US gov’t shutdown

Cardi B found herself in a heated Twitter exchange with conservative commentator Tomi Lahren after the latter poked fun at the "Bodak Yellow" rapper for sharing her opinions on the United States' government shutdown. The government shutdown began on December 2018 after Trump and Democrats failed to reach a budget agreement when it came to his demands for his $5.7 billion U.S.-Mexico border wall, meant to ward off immigrants. The impact of the shutdown has been felt throughout the country, as 800,000 federal workers missed their pay checks on Jan. 11, relying instead on various GoFundMe pages run by private citizens to pay for rent, food and other needs. Cardi B made her opinion know...Keep on reading: Cardi B slams pro-border wall commentator in height of US gov’t shutdown.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News15 hr. 11 min. ago

Makati blames Junjun Binay allies for delay in 2019 budget approval

MANILA, Philippines – Congress isn't alone in having delays in approving budgets , as Makati City has its own showdown for the city budget.  City spokesperson and legal officer Michael Camiña accused opposition councilors – allied with former mayor Jejomar Erwin "Junjun" Binay Jr – of supposedly "holding hostage" the 2019 budget ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019

Trump disinvited from his SOTU

WASHINGTON — The top Democrat in Congress on Wednesday urged President Donald Trump to postpone his upcoming annual State of the Union (SOTU) address, citing security shortcomings due to the ongoing partial government shutdown. A State of the Union address has never been delivered during a government shutdown Trump was due to deliver his speech, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019