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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 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

Iraqi polls open in first elections since victory over IS

BAGHDAD --- Polls opened across Iraq on Saturday in the first national election since the declaration of victory over the Islamic State group. After hours of low voter turnout, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi partially lifted a security curfew to encourage more people to come to the polls. After weeks of official campaigning, no clear front-runner has emerged as al-Abadi faces stiff competition from political parties with closer ties to Iran. The announcement from al-Abadi's office that a ban on civilian cars and buses in all provinces was partially lifted came after hours of relatively low turnout in Baghdad. The curfew had been in place since midnight the night before an...Keep on reading: Iraqi polls open in first elections since victory over IS.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 12th, 2018

Gov’t releases P448 million for workers displaced by Boracay shutdown

THE government has released P448 million to finance livelihood programs that will benefit workers affected by Boracay’s six-month closure. These funds, which were released to the Department of Labor and Employment, will be spent for emergency employment and training programs that will benefit workers displaced by island’s shutdown, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) […] The post Gov’t releases P448 million for workers displaced by Boracay shutdown appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 27th, 2018

Under high security, Boracay shut to tourists

The Philippines shuttered its most famous holiday island Boracay to tourists on Thursday for a six-month clean-up, which the government has imposed with a muscular show of its security forces.   Assault-rifle wielding police were posted at entry points to the once-pristine island that has become tainted by heavy commercialisation and overdevelopment.   Regional police head Cesar Binag told AFP the shutdown began past midnight, with tourists barred from boarding the ferry that is the main way onto the island.   "Boracay is officially closed to tourists. We are not closing establishments but tourists cannot enter. We are implementing the instruction of the ...Keep on reading: Under high security, Boracay shut to tourists.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

China to hold military drills in Taiwan Strait

BEIJING, China --- China is scheduled to hold live-fire drills in the Taiwan Strait Wednesday, flexing its military muscle after warning Taipei about seeking independence or closer ties with Washington. It is the first such exercise in the waterway since 2016, and it coincides with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen's visit to Swaziland, one of the self-ruled island's few remaining international allies. The Chinese government has given scant details about the maneuvers, with a Fujian province maritime safety administration statement merely saying last week that the drills would take place from 8 am until midnight. China's Taiwan Affairs Office director Liu Jieyi said Monday th...Keep on reading: China to hold military drills in Taiwan Strait.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 18th, 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 NewsApr 12th, 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

Trump says he is “considering” veto of $1.3 trillion budget

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump cast doubt on whether he would back a $1.3 trillion spending bill needed to avert a government shutdown Friday, saying he.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 24th, 2018

U.S. Senate passes huge spending bill to avert gov t shutdown

WASHINGTON DC, USA – The US Senate passed a $1.3 trillion federal spending bill in dramatic dark-of-night fashion early Friday, March 23, overcoming hurdles that threatened to send the government into its 3rd shutdown of 2018. Lawmakers stared down a self-imposed deadline of midnight Friday, when federal funding was ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2018

Boracay shutdown to cost P56B, business groups warn

SHUTTING down Boracay will result in losses amounting to P56 billion, stakeholders said on Thursday, as they suggested rehabilitation instead of closure of businesses on the popular island resort. The Philippine Tour Association (Philtoa), Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA), Tourism Congress of the Philippines (TCP), Boracay Foundation, and the Organization of Hotel Sales and Marketing [...] The post Boracay shutdown to cost P56B, business groups warn appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2018