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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_net manilatimes_netMar 22nd, 2018

U.S. lawmakers clinch spending deal to avert gov t shutdown

WASHINGTON DC, USA – US congressional budget negotiators said Wednesday, March 21, 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, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 22nd, 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

Senate Approves Budget Deal, Too Late to Avert Shutdown

The U.S. Senate approved a budget deal including a stopgap government funding bill early on Friday, but it was too late to prevent a federal shutdown that was already underway in an embarrassing setba.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated 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

US government in shutdown as midnight deadline passes

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The US government officially shut down on Saturday, the first anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, after lawmakers failed to agree a stop-gap spending deal. Senators were still negotiating on the Senate floor as the clock turned midnight, but Trump’s office issued a statement blaming opposition Democrats for the crisis. Spokeswoman Sarah Sanders [...] The post US government in shutdown as midnight deadline passes appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated 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

Progress but no deal yet to avoid U.S. gov t shutdown

  WASHINGTON DC, USA – President Donald Trump and the Senate's top Democrat on Friday, January 19, both touted "progress" in 11th hour talks on breaking an impasse over spending, raising hopes that a US government shutdown could be averted. With a midnight deadline looming to reach a short-term deal to keep ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated 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

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

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

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

Trump signs bill ending government shutdown

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (UPDATED) – US President Donald Trump signed a crucial spending bill Friday, February 9, reopening the US government after a brief shutdown, the second in 3 weeks, and a night of high drama in Congress. Trump announced the signing on his Twitter account, hailing the bill's passage in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated 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

Midnight U.S. shutdown almost certain as senator holds up spending bill

WASHINGTON DC, USA (UPDATED) – The US government on Thursday, February 8, slid toward an all-but-certain shutdown as congressional leaders appeared unable to overcome a stumbling block in efforts to pass a stopgap spending bill before midnight. With just hours to go before current federal funding expires, the White House urged ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2018

Dems headed for Nov. midterm polls with an energized base

WASHINGTON--- Democrats are heading into the November elections with an energized party base, an unpopular president to rail against and a growing wave of GOP retirements. Now they just need a clear message. In recent weeks, lawmakers have zigzagged from digging in against President Donald Trump --- even forcing a government shutdown --- to trying to cut deals. They've played to their core supporters on immigration, only to shift quickly to the middle on spending. They've amplified news about the Russia investigation and dueling classified memos, at the risk of drowning out their objections to Trump's economic policies. Democrats had planned to retreat to Maryland's Eastern Sho...Keep on reading: Dems headed for Nov. midterm polls with an energized base.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 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

Ombudsman axes PNU execs over ad spending

The Office of the Ombudsman has dismissed Philippine Normal University (PNU) president Ester Ogena and three other officials for grave misconduct over a $25,000 (around P1.25 million) advertorial contract with an international magazine in 2011. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales imposed a lifetime ban from government employment against Ogena, PNU vice president for finance and administration Rebecca Nueva Espaa, financial management director Joseph Luceo, and budget office head Florence Allejos. The Ombudsman cited "substantial evidence" that the state-owned PNU entered into the ad contract with Foreign Policy magazine without a competitive bidding. The deal was also not included...Keep on reading: Ombudsman axes PNU execs over ad spending.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 22nd, 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

As U.S. government shutdown begins, White House slams Senate Democrats

(UPDATE - 1:42 p.m.) As U.S. government funding ran out at midnight, the White House issued a statement blaming Senate Democrats for blocking a bill to avert a shutdown and said it would not negotiate on immigration, a key demand of Democrats......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 20th, 2018