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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

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

When reforms stop

“Suspicions remain, however, on the underlying purpose of the reallocations primarily on an election year. All of a sudden, uncertainty has been introduced in the process of approving the proposed P3.757-trillion national budget for next year with both chambers of Congress not willing to make an assurance of its quick passage. What gives? is the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Mocha cites Congress ‘withholding’ of PCOO budget for resignation

Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson said she resigned from her post because she no longer wanted to be a burden to the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) after the House repeatedly deferred the agency's budget deliberations due to her absence. "The recent events have put me in a position where I am being held responsible for Congress withholding the 2019 PCOO budget," Uson wrote in her resignation letter addressed to President Rodrigo Duterte. "I do not wish to cause such burden to the office, hence I am hereby notifying you of my resignation effective 1 October 2018," she added. She further said it "has been my honor to be of service to you as Assist...Keep on reading: Mocha cites Congress ‘withholding’ of PCOO budget for resignation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

Leni Robredo asks Congress: Restore P100 million cut from budget

Vice President Leni Robredo appealed yesterday to Congress to restore some P100 million in her office’s budget for 2019, saying this is intended for the agency’s anti-poverty program......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

Mocha Uson’s absence defers House debates on PCOO’s 2019 budget

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives once again deferred plenary deliberations on the proposed budget of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) for 2019 because Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson was still absent. “The PCOO budget debates will be deferred. But the other attached agencies will be tackled ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

House hopes to pass budget bill before October recess

THE House of Representatives is committed to have the 2019 budget bill approved on third reading before Congress adjourns on Oct. 12, Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said. The post House hopes to pass budget bill before October recess appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 25th, 2018

Philippines aims for top-three finish in 2019 SEA Games

After a very successful stint in the 2018 Asian Games held in Jakarta and Palembang in Indonesia which saw the Philippines finish 19th out of 46 participating nations, the country aims to finish at least third when the 30th South East Asian Games roll along in the archipelago next year.  In the previous edition held in Kuala Lumpur last year, the Philippines finished sixth out of 11 nations, ending the Games with a 24 golds, 33 silver and 64 bronzes in the medal count. With the country hosting for the first time since the top overall finish in Manila back in 2005, Philippine Olympic Committee President Ricky Vargas aims to replicate the successful hosting of the events 13 years prior. "I hope it all works out. To perform well. Our goal is to host well. Our goal is to be in the Top 3," Vargas said in between PBA games on Sunday.  Vargas also added that Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, who is also the SEA Games organizing committee chairman, had already presented the budget proposal to Congress for appropriation in the 2019 National Budget. With that said, all participating countries will meet again at Clark in Pampanga, which will be the center of the Games, this November to see the progress of the venues there, and possibly add an event, particularly skateboarding to the Games. "We'll surprise you in skateboard. There are two other skateboard artists we're looking at that will really play the game. So we are really blessed with skateboard."   __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

House works overtime on P3.7-trillion 2019 budget

The House of Representatives is working overtime to approve the proposed P3.757-trillion 2019 national budget before Congress goes on its month-long All Saints’ Day break middle of next month......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

How government plans to fund proposed P3.757T 2019 budget

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representative has finally kicked off the plenary debates on the proposed P3.757-trillion budget for 2019 on Wednesday, September 19 after a two-day delay.  House committee on appropriations vice chairperson Maria Carmen Zamora sponsored House Bill No. 8169 or the General Appropriations Bill (GAB) on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018