July 18, 2024

Shutdown standoff: White House preps for Johnson to fail

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) is pursued by reporters as he walks to his office at the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 6, 2src23. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Washington this morning is waiting for House Speaker Mike Johnson to release his plan to keep the government funded past Friday, with Johnson and other leaders planning to brief

‘It’s crazy’: Shutdown caps Congress’ week from hell

With plenty still to do ahead of the impending shutdown, the House is essentially paralyzed as McCarthy faces the most serious threat yet to his gavel. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Democratic Rep. Jamaal Bowman has never seen a scenario like this week: “Not in real life — in movies. It’s crazy.” It’s practically a national adage

McCarthy stares into the shutdown abyss

Speaker Kevin McCarthy knows he needs to strike a spending deal with the White House to avoid a government closure. He also knows how little political capital he has to spare. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Speaker Kevin McCarthy has only one way out of next week’s impending government shutdown: working with Democrats. It’s an exit he’s

Kevin McCarthy: There Will Be a Government Shutdown If Biden ‘Stays on the Sidelines While Our Border Is Destroyed’

There will be a government shutdown if President Biden “stays on the sidelines,” House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) told reporters this week. “If President Biden stays on the sidelines while our border is destroyed day after day, the government will shut down,” McCarthy said in a message posted to X. “Just like we’ve had strikes

House Freedom Caucus rolls out demands to avoid shutdown

The House Freedom Caucus’ demands underscore the headache awaiting Speaker Kevin McCarthy, who told GOP members they would need a short-term spending fix before October. | Francis Chung/POLITICO The conservative House Freedom Caucus on Monday formally drew its red line on the looming government shutdown deadline. The group of roughly three dozen Republican lawmakers said

House Republicans start their funding rumble with shutdown looming

Speaker Kevin McCarthy won’t necessarily need to reach a grand accord with his conservatives to win enough votes to pass one or two of the funding bills that he wants on the floor next week. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Both parties have long anticipated a September showdown over keeping the government funded. This week, House Republicans

Unions Vow Total Shutdown of French Economy as Macron Move to Increase Retirement Age

PARIS (AP) – Roads blocked, oil refineries disrupted, planes grounded and trains halted – unions are threatening to shut down France’s economy this week in what they hope is their toughest riposte yet to President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to raise the retirement age. The first actions are expected Monday, as truckers are being urged to

House GOP tempts fall government shutdown with longshot spending demands

The government funding process appears over before it really even started, top House Democratic appropriator Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) quipped earlier this week. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo House Republicans are vowing to put Don Quixote to shame by tilting at a huge windmill: slashing federal spending by at least $13src billion without cutting defense.

Keystone Pipeline Shutdown After Leak Detected Near Kansas-Nebraska Border

The Keystone Pipeline was shut down Wednesday night after a leak was detected near the Nebraska-Kansas border. “We have shut down the Keystone Pipeline System and mobilized people and equipment in response to a confirmed release of oil into a creek in Washington County, Kan., approximately 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Steele City, Neb.,”

Senate clears one-week funding patch, averting government shutdown

The Senate passed a one-week government funding patch on Thursday night, thwarting a government shutdown on Friday and extending federal cash until Dec. 23. The measure, which passed in a 71-19 vote, gives top appropriators more time to flesh out a $1.7 trillion year-end spending package that Congress is racing to clear before the holidays.

Senate kicks government funding drama closer to shutdown deadline

Senate Appropriations ranking member Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), left, and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell at the Capitol on Tuesday. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Senators left the Capitol on Wednesday night without a critical deal allowing for votes on a $1.7 trillion government funding package, kicking the bill into Thursday and closer to a shutdown deadline. Lawmakers are

House passes government funding, averting shutdown threat

“This legislation ensures no American loses access to vital services while we finish negotiations” on the broader funding discussions, said House Rules Chair Jim McGovern (D-Mass.). Before the vote, McGovern excoriated Republicans for opposing the stopgap as Hurricane Ian tears across Florida. While the bill doesn’t specifically include funding for that storm’s recovery, it contains…

Mayor Bill de Blasio Warns NYC May Face ‘Full Shutdown’ in Coming Weeks

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday the city may soon face additional restrictions and could go back to a total shutdown. “There’s the potential of having to do a full pause, a full shutdown, in the coming weeks, because we can’t let this kind of momentum go,” he said during an interview…

Austria’s Government Plans to Shutdown Seven Mosques and Expel 60 Turkish-Funded Imams.

The conservative Austrian government announced plans this week to shutter seven mosques and expel 60 Turkish-funded radical imams. The Turkish government blasted the move as an act of Islamophobia. The Daily Mail reported: Austria said it could expel up to 60 Turkish-funded imams and their families and would shut down seven mosques as part of […]

GOP posts text of $1.3T spending bill with shutdown deadline days away.

Congressional Republican leaders released the final version of a proposed $1.3 trillion spending bill Wednesday evening, approximately 52 hours before the deadline to avoid a partial government shutdown. The 2,232 page “omnibus” bill was made public hours after House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., dashed through a Washington snowstorm to meet with President Trump at the […]

Donald Trump signs budget deal, US government reopens after brief shutdown

US President Donald Trump says the new budget deal “means JOBS, JOBS, JOBS”. The twin votes put to rest a brief federal freeze that relatively few would notice. Many who did quickly labelled it a pointless, head-scratching episode. The shutdown was the second partial government shutdown in three weeks. The breakdown came largely in the […]

The Schumer government shutdown and his surrender

The closing of the government was initiated by Democratic Senator Minority Leader Chuck Schumer from New York and the vast majority of the Democrats in the Senate. Pandering to the extreme radicals in the Democratic Party and the senators who are planning to run for president in 2020, Senator Schumer demanded a DACA (Deferred Action […]

How Shutdown Under Trump Compares With Obama, Other Presidents.

The three-day partial government shutdown on President Donald Trump’s first anniversary in office had some marked differences from the last shutdown in 2013, aside from the duration. “I’m pleased the Democrats in the Senate have come to their senses and are willing to fund our great military, border patrol, first responders and insurance for vulnerable […]

What The Latest Stupid Government Shutdown Means.

On Monday, Democrats caved on their manufactured government shutdown. In an attempt to generate a groundswell of support for a legislative re-enshrinement of former President Obama’s executive amnesty, Democrats filibustered a continuing resolution to fund the government. That tough stance lasted precisely three days. Then, Democrats voted overwhelmingly with Republicans to fund the government in […]

Democrats Cave on ‘Schumer Shutdown,’ Agree to Three-Week Spending Bill.

Senate Democrats caved on the “Schumer Shutdown,” on Monday and agreed to a three-week spending bill that will fund the government until February 8. Shortly before the cloture vote, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) told reporters that after leaving the Democratic meeting, the three-week Continuing Resolution (CR) might even get 70 votes. In the end, the Senate […]

Senate votes to end shutdown.

The Senate voted Monday to reopen the government, ending a three-day standoff that left federal agencies shuttered and hundreds of thousands of workers furloughed. Democrats agreed to advance a stopgap spending measure lasting until Feb. 8 after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) promised to allow an immigration bill to reach the floor next month. The vote was 81-18. “After […]

Most people aren’t buying the Democrats’ shutdown nonsense this time.

President Trump and conservatives are calling it the Schumer Shutdown. Senator Chuck Schumer and the liberals are calling it the Trump Shutdown. Most of us don’t care, and most of us are not directly affected by the shutdown. Most of us care that our military people will not get paid until this crap is over. […]

Gingrich: ‘Schumer Shutdown’ a ‘Major Mistake’ — Dems Pitted 700k Illegals Against Men, Women of U.S. Military.

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and the Democrats made a “major mistake” by shutting down the government. According to Gingrich, the shutdown is “not what the Democrats hoped for.” “[T]he Democrats made a huge mistake because what they should have done was pass the defense appropriations bill for the whole year […]

White House, Graham Trade Barbs Amid Stalemate: Shutdown Update.

White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley called the South Carolina senator “an outlier” in a statement Sunday after Graham publicly criticized a senior Trump aide known for hardline views on restricting immigration. “As long as Senator Graham chooses to support legislation that sides with people in this country illegally and unlawfully instead of our […]

Reminder: During a Government Shutdown, Military Members Don’t Get Paid But Politicians Do.

Democrats on Capitol Hill continue to put the needs of illegal immigrants over Americans Friday afternoon as the likelihood of a government shutdown increases by the hour. During an emergency White House briefing Friday morning, Budget Director Mick Mulvaney explained what will happen if Democrats don’t agree to a deal by midnight. “The military will […]

OPINION: Government shutdown hurts our veterans — They deserve better.

Dr. Manny Alvarez: Our health-care system is being harmed by the government shutdown Congressional paralysis has turned America into a deadbeat nation, unable to pay its bills, unable to pay federal employees, unable to provide the American people with all the services they deserve. What a disgrace! Using a personalized auto insurance match engine developed […]

White House: Dems Are ‘Obstructionist Losers’ For Forcing Shutdown.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders released a scathing statement blaming Senate Democrats for forcing a government shutdown early Saturday morning. “Senate Democrats own the Schumer Shutdown. Tonight, they put politics above our national security, military families, vulnerable children, and our country’s ability to serve all Americans,” Sanders said in a statement. “We will […]

What happens during a government shutdown? 7 things you should know

It may be a new year, but Congress is returning to the same old challenge it left behind in 2017 – agreeing on a budget. And the clock is ticking. A temporary spending bill passed in the House of Representatives Thursday night, 230-197, but its fate in the Senate remains unclear. Lawmakers are trying to achieve […]

Senate rejects funding bill, partial shutdown begins.

Senators voted late Friday to reject a House-passed bill that would have funded the government until Feb. 16, beginning a partial government shutdown. Most Democrats voted to block the bill as part of a risky strategy to force Republicans to negotiate with them on a legislative fix for “Dreamers,” immigrants who illegally came to the country […]

Democrats Just Admitted Their Goal is to Shutdown the Government.

We’re just one day away from a government shutdown as Republicans desperately work to find the votes for a stop-gap spending measure on Capitol Hill. All week, Democrats have been pointing fingers at GOP lawmakers and arguing if a government shutdown does in fact happen, it will be all their fault. But according to a […]

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