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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

Washington careens toward government shutdown with no deal in sight

WASHINGTON DC, USA – An intensifying spending standoff sent US lawmakers scrambling Monday, December 17, to avert a partial government shutdown, with Republican and Democratic leaders deadlocked over President Donald Trump's demands for border wall funding. As Washington barreled toward a shuttering of key federal agencies in just 4 days, the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 18th, 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

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

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 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

Trump attacks House speaker for rejecting Mexico wall deal

WASHINGTON DC, United States – US President Donald Trump bitterly attacked top Democrat Nancy Pelosi on Sunday, January 20 after she rejected a deal on immigration and the Mexico border wall that would end a 30-day-old government shutdown . Pelosi, speaker of the House of Representatives, on Saturday called ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 20th, 2019

Trump Plans Big Announcement on Shutdown, Border

WASHINGTON --- President Donald Trump says he'll make a "major announcement" on the government shutdown and the southern border on Saturday afternoon as the standstill over his border wall continues. The White House did not immediately provide details on Friday about what the president would be announcing, but a person familiar with the planning said Trump planned to outline a new deal with specific proposals that the administration believes could potentially pave the way to the shutdown's end. The person was not authorized to discuss the announcement and spoke on condition of anonymity. The move --- on Day 28 of a shutdown that has left hundreds of thousands of federal workers wit...Keep on reading: Trump Plans Big Announcement on Shutdown, Border.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019

U.S. shutdown after 4 weeks – food banks and job fairs

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – Four weeks into the US government shutdown, cash-strapped federal workers are tapping life savings, selling possessions and turning to soup kitchens to make ends meet -- ramping up pressure on Wednesday, January 16, for leaders in Washington to strike a deal. Communities from Washington ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

Global auto leaders urge Trump administration to end trade turmoil

DETROIT — Auto executives gathered in Detroit on Monday called on the Trump administration and Congress to resolve trade disputes, and end the government shutdown, saying political uncertainty is costing the industry. U.S. trade officials are negotiating a new deal with China in hopes of avoiding new tariffs, while a new regional trade agreement with […] The post Global auto leaders urge Trump administration to end trade turmoil appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

U.S. shutdown sends economy into uncharted waters

WASHINGTON, USA – The United States government shutdown on Saturday, January 12, became the longest in history and is taking a growing bite out of the world's largest economy with each passing day, economists say. While most of the 21 "lapses" in government spending since 1976 left barely a scratch on economic ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2019

Trump calls for shutdown talks

WASHINGTON, United States – President Donald Trump on Tuesday invited Republican and Democratic leaders from Congress for a meeting to seek an end to the federal government shutdown now in its second week. The two sides have appeared at an impasse, with Trump’s Democratic foes seeking a vote on spending bills to keep the government […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2019

Trump calls for shutdown talks with Congress leaders

WASHINGTON DC, USA – President Donald Trump on Tuesday, January 1, invited Republican and Democratic leaders from Congress for a meeting to seek an end to the federal government shutdown now in its second week. The two sides have appeared at an impasse, with Trump's Democratic foes seeking a vote on spending ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2019

How ‘Grinch’ stole year-end deal

WASHINGTON — The partial US government shutdown is set to stretch on through Christmas as Congress adjourned Saturday with no deal in sight to end the impasse over funding for Donald Trump’s wall on the US-Mexico border. Due to the shutdown — which saw several key US agencies cease operations at 12:01 a.m. Saturday — […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2018