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shutdown? gop says no as it tries to save trump priorities


washington — government shutdown or no shutdown?president donald trump and republican leaders are trying to salvage priorities like his wall along the mexico border and immediate increases in defense spending without stumbling into a politically toxic government shutdown in another month.the temporary government-wide spending bill runs out at midnight april 28, and trump needs democratic help in getting the legislation done.behind the scenes, lawmakers are working on the $1 trillion-plus legislation to keep the government running through sept. 30, the end of the budget year.the key complications are trump's requests for $30 billion for an immediate infusion of cash for the pentagon and $3 billion for additional security measures on the u.s.-mexico border.






us budget: funding deal reached to avert shutdown


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption in 2013, the government did shut down in a row over healthcare congressional negotiators have reached an agreement on a spending bill to keep the us government running until 30 september, media report.the bipartisan deal boosts military spending but does not include funding for president donald trump's proposed wall on the mexico border, they say.the reported $1 trillion deal (£770bn) needs to be approved by lawmakers.on friday congress approved a stop-gap spending bill that averted a government shutdown at midnight on that day.that gave congress one more week to work out federal spending over the last five months of the fiscal year. lawmakers are expected to vote on the package in the coming days.the failure to act would have closed national parks






us budget: funding deal reached to avert shutdown


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption in 2013, the government did shut down in a row over healthcare congressional negotiators have reached an agreement on a spending bill to keep the us government running until 30 september.the bipartisan deal boosts military spending but does not include funding for president donald trump's proposed wall on the mexico border.the reported $1 trillion deal (£770bn) needs to be approved by lawmakers.on friday congress approved a stop-gap spending bill that averted a government shutdown at midnight on that day.that gave congress one more week to work out federal spending for the last five months of the fiscal year. lawmakers are expected to vote on the package in the coming days.the failure to act would have closed national parks and monuments and laid of






us budget: funding deal reached to avert shutdown


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption in 2013, the government did shut down in a row over healthcare congressional negotiators have reached an agreement on a spending bill to keep the us government running until 30 september, media report.the bipartisan deal boosts military spending but does not include funding for president donald trump's proposed wall on the mexico border, they say.the reported $1 trillion deal (£770bn) needs to be approved by lawmakers.on friday congress approved a stop-gap spending bill that averted a government shutdown at midnight on that day.that gave congress one more week to work out federal spending over the last five months of the fiscal year. lawmakers are expected to vote on the package in the coming days, the associated press reports.the failure to act wou






trump wants to add wall to spending bill, potentially forcing shutdown showdown


president donald trump wants congress to add defense funding and money for a new wall along the mexican border in a near-term spending bill intended to keep the government open past april 28, but capitol hill republicans signaled they will reject the idea to avoid a shutdown as well as the deep cuts that the new spending would require.trump's request, outlined in conversations with white house officials and in a memo from budget director mick mulvaney, calls for $33 billion in new defense and border spending — and $18 billion in cuts to other priorities, such as medical research and jobs programs.but it appeared that few on the hill shared the white house's appetite to flirt with a government shutdown over the border wall, which democrats have pledged to oppose and which even some conserva






house passes stopgap spending bill, setting up bigger spending fight this month


congress passed a short-term spending bill thursday, avoiding a partial government shutdown in the coming days but setting up a more heated spending fight later this month.the measure to extend government funding until dec. 22 passed the house and senate by comfortable margins. president donald trump indicated he will sign the stopgap deal, averting a partial government shutdown that had been set to take effect at 12:01 saturday morning.congressional leaders of both parties went to the white house thursday afternoon to begin talks with trump on a long-term spending pact."we're all here today as a very friendly, well-unified group, well-knit-together group of people," trump said at the top of the oval office meeting. "we hope that we're going to make some great progress for our country. i t






border wall, health care jeopardize budget bill days from shutdown


congress must pass a $1 trillion catch-all spending bill to pay for all agencies of government by midnight friday or trigger a partial shutdown on the next day, the 100th day of donald trump's presidency.washington — partisan disputes over health care and president donald trump’s border wall threw must-pass spending legislation into jeopardy monday days ahead of a government shutdown deadline.the border wall money is fiercely opposed by democrats, whose votes are needed to pass the legislation, and they are equally incensed over trump’s threat to deprive former president barack obama’s health care law of key funds to help poor people.those were the most pressing unresolved issues confronting lawmakers as they returned from a two-week spring recess to face a critical deadline. congress must






government shutdown ends with trump signature on spending bill


president trump said he signed the spending bill that passed the house early friday morning. the house vote followed earlier senate approval        






trump's frustration with budget compromise has him considering merits of a 'shut


congress looks set to enact a bipartisan spending bill to avert an imminent government shutdown. but president trump is suggesting he'd actually welcome a shutdown the next time around.in a tuesday morning tweet, trump seemed to lament the $1-trillion funding package he signed off on over the weekend — one that largely preserves funding for items he promised to slash, but does not advance his promised border wall — as full of concessions to democrats.then he went further — calling either for senate republicans to ditch what's left of the filibuster once and for all, or for voters to increase his party’s numbers in the chamber. he capped that with an unusual remark that seemed to embrace a shutdown as a way to push his agenda. the white house often says a controversial trump tweet “speaks f






democrats warn against funding border wall in spending bill


washington — top senate democrats are warning republicans controlling congress against adding billions of dollars for president donald trump's u.s.-mexico border wall to a coming $1 trillion-plus spending package.the warning from senate minority leader chuck schumer and others came in a letter monday to majority leader mitch mcconnell of kentucky. the letter also warns against adding other "poison pills" such as provisions to roll back environmental or consumer protections and urges additional money for domestic programs to match the administration's planned pentagon increases."we believe it would be inappropriate to insist on the inclusion of (wall) funding in a must-pass appropriations bill that is needed for the republican majority in control of the congress to avert a government shutdo






the latest: pence says spending bill is 'bipartisan win'


washington — the latest on the agreement reached on a $1 trillion spending bill in congress (all times local):9:25 a.m.vice president mike pence says the trump administration "couldn't be more pleased" with an agreement on a $1 trillion-plus spending bill to keep government running through september.the plan doesn't provide president donald trump with money for a border wall, and it includes funding at lower levels than trump had requested. but pence says it's a "bipartisan win for the american people" that avoids a government shutdown.pence says in an interview on "cbs this morning" that the deal will provide a "significant increase" in military spending, a "down payment" on border security and include support for health benefits for coal miners.






ted cruz concerned democrats will trigger government shutdown


ted cruz, no stranger himself to government funding fights, expressed concern monday that the “democratic radical left” would prompt a government shutdown in the coming weeks as congress faces an april 28 deadline to pass a spending bill.“you know, i very much hope we don’t have a shutdown,” cruz told reporters. “i will say i’m concerned. i think [senate minority leader] chuck schumer and the democrats want a shutdown.”cruz had a starring role in the 2013 government shutdown, which lasted 16 days and was prompted over failed efforts by republicans to defund the affordable care act. afterward, some republicans blamed cruz for helping instigate the shutdown without a realistic plan to prompt the obama administration to blink on the issue. “you know, one of the dynamics we’ve got is the democ






‘imagine a good shutdown… that fixes this town’


office of management and budget director mick mulvaney had an unusual lecture for reporters on tuesday about how a “good shutdown” would “fix” washington, d.c.at tuesday’s white house press briefing, mulvaney complained that democrats had taken credit for “winning” negotiations over a $1 trillion spending bill. earlier in the day, president donald trump had also lashed out at democrats’ budget spin and threatened to shut down the government during future negotiations.the reason for the plan negotiated between the republicans and democrats is that we need 60 votes in the senate which are not there! we….— donald j. trump (@realdonaldtrump) may 2, 2017either elect more republican senators in 2018 or change the rules now to 51%. our country needs a good "shutdown" in september to fix mess!— do






how one chicago democrat's shutdown fight reveals the democratic party's coming


"he just went up to the mic and said, 'i'm not going to vote for any [expletive] spending bill' that does not protect dreamers," said adrian reyna, of the young immigrants group united we dream. "and we all said, 'woah,' because that's exactly what we wanted to hear. that energy broke the ice for a lot of democrats in the house."on dec. 7, only eight senate democrats voted against a short-term spending deal that left out the dreamers. by dec. 21, 30 senate democrats rejected a similar short-term extension.last week, 44 senate democrats voted against the deal."in caucuses and in meetings, you can tell it's personal to him — deeply personal. he was respectful but he'd always push the caucus to understand his position," said nadeam elshami, who served as pelosi's chief of staff.mike debonis t






border wall, health care jeopardize bill days from shutdown


washington — partisan disputes over health care and president donald trump's border wall threw must-pass spending legislation into jeopardy monday days ahead of a government shutdown deadline.the border wall money is fiercely opposed by democrats, whose votes are needed to pass the legislation, and they are equally incensed over trump's threat to deprive former president barack obama's health care law of key funds to help poor people.those were the most pressing unresolved issues confronting lawmakers as they returned from a two-week spring recess to face a critical deadline. congress must pass a $1 trillion catch-all spending bill to pay for all agencies of government by midnight friday or trigger a partial shutdown the next day, which happens to coincide with the 100th day of trump's pre






trump budget chief: spending bill must have money for wall


washington (ap) — white house budget director mick mulvaney says that democratic negotiators on a massive spending bill need to agree to funding top priorities of president donald trump such as a down payment on a border wall and hiring of additional immigration agents.mulvaney told the associated press in an interview that “elections have consequences” and that “we want wall funding” as part of the catchall spending bill, which lawmakers hope to unveil next week.the former gop congressman from south carolina also said that the administration is open, though undecided, about a key democratic demand that the measure pay for cost-sharing payments to insurance companies that help low-income people afford health policies under the affordable care act.talks on the measure have hit a rough patch






gop-led house expected to vote on measure to replace obamacare


congress looks set to enact a bipartisan spending bill to avert an imminent government shutdown. but president trump is suggesting he'd actually welcome a shutdown the next time around.in a tuesday morning tweet, trump seemed to lament the $1-trillion funding package he signed off on over the weekend — one that largely preserves funding for items he promised to slash, but does not advance his promised border wall — as full of concessions to democrats.then he went further — calling either for senate republicans to ditch what's left of the filibuster once and for all, or for voters to increase his party’s numbers in the chamber. he capped that with an unusual remark that seemed to embrace a shutdown as a way to push his agenda. the white house often says a controversial trump tweet “speaks f






no immediate resolution to spending impasse after trump, schumer met on shutdown


most senate democrats oppose the short-term spending bill because it does not address immigration.        






congress gives final approval to $1 trillion spending bill, easing shutdown thre


congress gave final approval to a sweeping $1-trillion spending bill thursday, sending president trump the first notable bipartisan accomplishment of his administration.the senate voted 79-18 to pass the bill that will keep government running for the next five months, easing the threat of a federal shutdown until the next spending battle in the fall. the house approved it earlier.trump initially groused over the final compromise because democrats in congress used their leverage as the minority party to deny the president his top priorities, including funding for his promised wall on the border with mexico.but the white house later embraced the outcome. the measure will boost spending on defense, but not as much as trump wanted, and provides money for disaster relief, medical research and o






comey faces senate grilling on fbi investigations into 2016 election


congress looks set to enact a bipartisan spending bill to avert an imminent government shutdown. but president trump is suggesting he'd actually welcome a shutdown the next time around.in a tuesday morning tweet, trump seemed to lament the $1-trillion funding package he signed off on over the weekend — one that largely preserves funding for items he promised to slash, but does not advance his promised border wall — as full of concessions to democrats.then he went further — calling either for senate republicans to ditch what's left of the filibuster once and for all, or for voters to increase his party’s numbers in the chamber. he capped that with an unusual remark that seemed to embrace a shutdown as a way to push his agenda. the white house often says a controversial trump tweet “speaks f






donald trump on spending bill: ‘shutdown coming?’


president donald trump speaks to reporters while touring h&k equipment company to promote his tax and economic plan, thursday, jan. 18, 2018, in coraopolis, penn. photo credit: ap / evan vucci by tom [email protected] @tombrunedc updated january 19, 2018 9:52 am print see commentsshare share tweet share emailwashington — after senate republicans adjourned thursday night in the face of a democratic filibuster of a short-term spending bill to keep the government open, president donald trump on friday morning tweeted: “shutdown coming?”with a midnight friday deadline to fund the government, democrats and republicans appeared headed for a showdown vote in the senate after they reconvene friday morning — a vote that will determine which side backs down in the tense standoff. earlier th






us shutdown: trump hails 'big win' and says democrats caved in


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captiondonald trump's answerphone message blamed democrats for the shutdown over the weekendus president donald trump has hailed the end of the government shutdown as a "big win" for republicans.the democratic leadership agreed to back the bill after accepting promises from republicans for a debate later on the future of young illegal immigrants.mr trump said the democrats "caved" as he signed a bill to end the three-day shutdown.but senate democratic leader chuck schumer said: "the great deal-making president sat on the sidelines."thousands of federal employees who had been placed on temporary, unpaid leave since saturday prepared to return to work."it was essentially a lunch break," tom chapel, a scientist at the centers for disease contr






us congress passes spending bill to end brief shutdown | news


a brief us government shutdown ended early on friday after congress passed a funding bill that will keep the government open through march 23.president donald trump tweeted that he signed the legislation before the start of the working day, ending the country's second shutdown this year. "just signed bill. our military will now be stronger than ever before," trump tweeted.the house narrowly passed the bill, 240-186, after the senate approved it earlier on friday. the hours-long shutdown began after midnight on thursday when the current government funding expired. it came after republican senator rand paul delayed the senate vote over his objections to the massive budget measure, which lifts spending caps on us defence and domestic programmes by about $300bn. it also raises the government's






shutdown? gop says no as it tries to save trump priorities


washington — government shutdown or no shutdown?president donald trump and republican leaders are trying to salvage priorities like his wall along the mexico border and immediate increases in defense spending without stumbling into a politically toxic government shutdown in another month. the temporary government-wide spending bill runs out at midnight april 28, and trump needs democratic help in getting the legislation done."it's always been a negotiation and they've never been able to pass one without democratic votes," house minority leader nancy pelosi, d-calif., said thursday.said rep. chris collins, r-n.y., "we're probably going to need bipartisan votes to keep the government open."behind the scenes, lawmakers are working on the $1 trillion-plus legislation to keep the government run






trump advocates a government shutdown as congress faces another deadline on spen


congress is risking another federal government shutdown as house republicans on tuesday approved a temporary bill loaded with extra military spending that will almost certainly face a filibuster from democrats — and some republicans — in the senate.neither party appears to want a repeat of last month's three-day shutdown, but president trump seemed game for closing the government again if he could blame it on democrats. funds for federal operations expire thursday.advertisement"i'd love to see a shutdown if we can't get this stuff taken care of," trump said during a white house event on gang violence that quickly turned to immigration and border security issues. "if we have to shut it down because the democrats don't want safety … let's shut it down."trump's brash comments drew instant reb






senate expected to meet saturday in effort to end shutdown


the u.s. capitol is seen on the first day of a government shutdown in washington, saturday, jan. 20, 2018. photo credit: ap / j. scott applewhite by tom [email protected] @tombrunedc updated january 20, 2018 9:36 am print see commentsshare share tweet share emailwashington — the deadlocked senate will meet again saturday as it scrambles to reach an agreement to end the first government shutdown in four years after failing to pass a spending bill before funding ran out at midnight friday.before that deadline, democrats insisted any deal must include a measure to protect immigrants illegally brought here, and blocked a republican attempt to vote on a house-passed short-term spending bill to keep the government open through feb. 16 without that immigration provision.as government fun






trump advocates a government shutdown as congress faces another deadline on spen


congress is risking another federal government shutdown as house republicans on tuesday are expected to approve a temporary bill loaded with extra military spending that will almost certainly face a filibuster from democrats — and some republicans — in the senate.neither party appears to want a repeat of last month's three-day shutdown, but president trump seemed game for closing the government again if he could blame it on democrats. funds for federal operations expire thursday.advertisement"i'd love to see a shutdown if we can't get this stuff taken care of," trump said during a white house event on gang violence that quickly turned to immigration issues. "if we have to shut it down because the democrats don't want safety...let's shut it down."trump's brash comments drew instant rebuke f






senate blocks bill to avert government shutdown


the government careened toward shutdown friday night in a chaotic close to donald trump's first year as president, as democrats and some republicans in the senate blocked a short-term spending bill.enough senators voted to block the bill, though the roll call was still underway.the lawmakers and trump's white house mounted last-ditch negotiations to stave off what had come to appear as the inevitable, with the parties in stare-down mode over federal spending and proposals to protect some 700,000 younger immigrants from deportation.after hours of negotiating, the senate began a late-night vote on a house-passed plan."not looking good," trump tweeted friday evening. it appeared likely to fail.the election-year standoff marked a test of the president's much vaunted deal-making skills — and of






us government shutdown ends as trump signs funding bill | trump news


the us government shutdown came to an end as republicans and democrats reached an agreement to temporarily fund the government. us president donald trump signed the bill late on monday and hundreds of thousands of government workers are expected to return to work on tuesday. the bill keeps the government open for 17 days, but does not provide any protections for deferred action childhood arrival (daca) recipients, which democrats originally said must be part of any government spending bill. the legislation does extend chip, a health insurance programme that provides coverage to nearly nine million children, for six years. the shutdown began late on friday after senate republicans and democrats failed to come to an agreement on government spending over an impasse on immigration reform. the






us government shuts down for second time this year | news


as a partial us government shutdown went into effect on friday, the senate passed a massive two-year spending bill that would keep the government open through march 23 if passed by the house. the senate vote came in the early hours of friday morning after congress missed a midnight deadline to pass the measure and avoid a shutdown. the vote was 71 to 28. the bill faces tougher opposition in the house, but many analysts still expect it to pass.friday's partial shutdown came after republican senator rand paul delayed the senate vote over his objections to the massive budget measure, which would lift spending caps on us defence and domestic programmes by about $300bn. it would also raise the government's debt ceiling until march 2019.paul told the senate that the bill, which would raise the d






budget director mick mulvaney designates funding for border wall as a top demand


white house budget director mick mulvaney says that democratic negotiators on a massive spending bill need to agree to funding top priorities of president donald trump such as a down payment on a border wall and hiring of additional immigration agents.mulvaney told the associated press in an interview that “elections have consequences” and that “we want wall funding” as part of the catchall spending bill, which lawmakers hope to unveil next week.the former gop congressman from south carolina also said that the administration is open, though undecided, about a key democratic demand that the measure pay for cost-sharing payments to insurance companies that help low-income people afford health policies under the affordable care act.talks on the measure have hit a rough patch as a deadline to






shutdown looms as republicans offer one-month spending bill


he said that he was unsure whether a government shutdown would ultimately help defense spending levels. "there's various theories on that," he said. "does it draw attention to the problem? or is it just more drama that doesn't really help the military? i don't know."democrats, too, were uncertain where the blame would fall if they pushed the government into shutdown over immigration. many have been hesitant to pursue that strategy, although their resolve appears to have been strengthened by the furor around last week's oval office meeting, where trump reportedly referred to "shithole" countries in africa and questioned the need for more haitians in the united states.andrew taylor the republican-led congress narrowly passed a temporary spending bill thursday to avert a government shutdown,






senate to send $1.1t spending bill to trump


washington (ap) — the senate is on track to deliver president donald trump the first significant legislation of his presidency, a bipartisan $1.1 trillion agencywide spending bill that would keep the government running pretty much as is through september.senate passage thursday afternoon would send the huge bill to the white house for trump’s signature well in time to avert a midnight friday shutdown deadline. the house passed the measure wednesday on a big bipartisan vote, though 103 of the chamber’s conservative republicans opposed the bill.trump won $15 billion in additional pentagon spending and $1.5 billion in emergency border security funds but was denied funding to begin construction work on his oft-promised wall along the u.s.-mexico border.and democrats and the pragmatic republica






trump takes hard line on wall, as threat of a shutdown looms


washington - president donald trump and his top aides applied new pressure sunday on lawmakers to include money for a wall on the u.s.-mexico border in a must-pass government funding bill, raising the possibility of a federal government shutdown this week.in a pair of tweets, trump attacked democrats for opposing the wall and insisted that mexico would pay for it “at a later date,” despite his repeated campaign promises not including that qualifier. and top administration officials appeared on sunday shows to press for money for the wall, including white house budget director mick mulvaney, who said trump might refuse to sign a spending bill that does not include money for the wall.democrats said they vigorously oppose any money for the border wall in a new spending bill, setting the stage






trump and his aides take hard line on border wall, as threat of government shutd


washington – president donald trump and his top aides applied new pressure sunday on lawmakers to include money for a wall on the u.s.-mexico border in a must-pass government funding bill, raising the possibility of a federal government shutdown this week.in a pair of tweets, trump attacked democrats for opposing the wall and insisted that mexico would pay for it "at a later date," despite his repeated campaign promises not including that qualifier. and top administration officials appeared on sunday shows to press for money for the wall, including white house budget director mick mulvaney, who said trump might refuse to sign a spending bill that does not include money for the wall.democrats said they vigorously oppose any money for the border wall in a new spending bill, setting the stage






trump takes hard line on border wall as threat of government shutdown looms


president donald trump and his top aides applied new pressure sunday on lawmakers to include money for a wall on the u.s.-mexico border in a must-pass government funding bill, raising the possibility of a federal government shutdown this week.in a pair of tweets, trump attacked democrats for opposing the wall and insisted that mexico would pay for it "at a later date," despite his repeated campaign promises not including that qualifier. and top administration officials appeared on sunday shows to press for money for the wall, including white house budget director mick mulvaney, who said trump might refuse to sign a spending bill that does not include money for the wall.democrats said they vigorously oppose any money for the border wall in a new spending bill, setting the stage for a last-m






trump takes hard line on border wall as threat of government shutdown looms


president donald trump and his top aides applied new pressure sunday on lawmakers to include money for a wall on the u.s.-mexico border in a must-pass government funding bill, raising the possibility of a federal government shutdown this week.in a pair of tweets, trump attacked democrats for opposing the wall and insisted that mexico would pay for it "at a later date," despite his repeated campaign promises not including that qualifier. and top administration officials appeared on sunday shows to press for money for the wall, including white house budget director mick mulvaney, who said trump might refuse to sign a spending bill that does not include money for the wall.democrats said they vigorously oppose any money for the border wall in a new spending bill, setting the stage for a last-m






senate blocks short-term spending bill; government shutdown begins


democrats opposed a house-passed spending bill that wouldn't protect immigrants brought to the u.s. illegally as children from being deported.        






us congress passes spending bill to end brief shutdown | news


a brief us government shutdown is expected to end early on friday after congress passed a funding bill that will keep the government open through march 23.the legislation will now go to president donald trump, who is expected to sign it before the start of the working day, ending the country's second shutdown this year. the house narrowly passed the bill, 240-186, after the senate approved it earlier on friday. the hours-long shutdown began after midnight on thursday when the current government funding expired. it came after republican senator rand paul delayed the senate vote over his objections to the massive budget measure, which lifts spending caps on us defence and domestic programmes by about $300bn. it also raises the government's debt ceiling until march 2019.paul told the senate t






gop leaders seek to avert shutdown over spending


washington — top republicans tried quelling gop divisions over the budget and a partisan immigration clash simmered in the background as leaders labored tuesday to push a short-term spending bill through congress by week's end and avert a partial government shutdown.republican leaders postponed a planned house vote on the temporary spending measure from wednesday until thursday, buying time to iron out disputes with conservatives seeking tighter budget curbs. the delay underscored the clout conservatives wield within the house gop as leaders work to avoid a shutdown that would deal the latest blow to a party that has strained all year to show it can govern effectively.there seemed to be little taste by most in either party, at least for now, to shutter agency doors with 2018 midterm electi






congress faces health care quagmire, possible shutdown


washington — lawmakers returning to washington this coming week will find a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between president donald trump and democrats over his border wall.trump’s gop allies control congress, but they’ve been unable to send him a single major bill as his presidency faces the symbolic 100-day mark on april 29 — the very day when the government, in a worst-case scenario, could shut down.feeling pressure to deliver results, trump wants to revive a troubled health care measure from house republicans to repeal and replace president barack obama’s affordable care act. trump also hopes to use a $1 trillion catchall spending bill to salvage victories on his promised u.s.-mexico border wall, a mu






possible shutdown, health care quagmire awaiting congress


washington — lawmakers returning to washington this coming week will find a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between president donald trump and democrats over his border wall.trump's gop allies control congress, but they've been unable to send him a single major bill as his presidency faces the symbolic 100-day mark on april 29 — the very day when the government, in a worst-case scenario, could shut down.feeling pressure to deliver results, trump wants to revive a troubled health care measure from house republicans to repeal and replace president barack obama's affordable care act. trump also hopes to use a $1 trillion catchall spending bill to salvage victories on his promised u.s.-mexico border wall, a mu






trump budget chief says ‘good shutdown’ will ‘fix’ government after dems win spe


office of management and budget director mick mulvaney on sunday defended president donald trump’s call for a “good” government shutdown, and argued that it would help keep the president’s promise to “drain the swamp” in washington, d.c.during an interview on face the nation, host john dickerson noted that trump had taunted democrats earlier in the week by suggesting he would architect a “good shutdown” to punish them for claiming victory in recent budget negotiations.“i think the president is frustrated that the process in washington is broken,” muvaney opined on sunday. “what we did this week was fine and passable but not ideal. the spending process — congress using the power of the purse — has been broken here in washington for more than 10 years.”“and i think a good shutdown would be o






why a government shutdown is possible this week, explained


congress now has less than five days — basically the work week — to put together a spending bill that would keep the government from shutting down, and president trump’s wall, divisions over health care reform and a few other factors are making it difficult.the deadline to pass a spending bill is midnight on friday, meaning pressure will mount each day this week in washington. the republican majority needs at least some democrats in congress to help approve their plan, so capitol hill is full of clashes over trump’s campaign promises, party politics and other complex issues.here’s what you need to know about the possible government shutdown.what would a government shutdown look like?in this photo taken feb. 28, 2017, a flag flies on capitol hill in washington.ap photo/susan walshin this ph






trump: us needs september 'shutdown' to fix senate 'mess'


washington — president donald trump tweeted tuesday that the nation "needs a good 'shutdown' in september" to fix a "mess" in the senate, issuing contradictory messages ahead of key votes on a spending plan to keep the federal government running.trump's embrace of a government shutdown came days after he accused senate democrats of seeking a shutdown and obstructing majority republicans during recent budget negotiations. lawmakers announced sunday they had reached an agreement to avoid a shutdown until september — a deal that does not include several provisions sought by trump, including funding for a border wall.congress is expected to vote this week on the $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through september. the white house on monday praised the deal as a win for the nat






u.s. needs 'a good shutdown' to fix senate 'mess,' trump says


washington — president donald trump tweeted tuesday that the nation "needs a good shutdown in september" to fix a "mess" in the senate, issuing contradictory messages ahead of key votes on a spending plan to keep the federal government running.trump's embrace of a government shutdown came days after he accused senate democrats of seeking a shutdown and obstructing majority republicans during recent budget negotiations. lawmakers announced sunday they had reached an agreement to avoid a shutdown until september — a deal that does not include several provisions sought by trump, including funding for a border wall.congress is expected to vote this week on the $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through september. the white house on monday praised the deal as a win for the natio






possible shutdown, health care quagmire awaiting congress


washington (ap) — lawmakers returning to washington this coming week will find a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between president donald trump and democrats over his border wall.trump’s gop allies control congress, but they’ve been unable to send him a single major bill as his presidency faces the symbolic 100-day mark on april 29 — the very day when the government, in a worst-case scenario, could shut down.feeling pressure to deliver results, trump wants to revive a troubled health care measure from house republicans to repeal and replace president barack obama’s affordable care act. trump also hopes to use a $1 trillion catchall spending bill to salvage victories on his promised u.s.-mexico border wall,






trump signs budget deal, government to reopen


washington — president donald trump on friday signed a $400 billion budget deal that sharply boosts spending and swells the federal deficit, ending a brief federal government shutdown that happened while most americans were home in bed and most government offices were closed, anyway.the house and senate approved a bill to keep the government funded through march 23, overcoming opposition from liberal democrats as well as tea party conservatives to endorse enormous spending increases despite looming trillion-dollar deficits. the house voted 240-186 to approve the bill just before dawn eastern time, hours after the senate had approved the measure on a 71-28 vote.trump tweeted friday morning that he had signed the bill, writing that the u.s. military "will now be stronger than ever before." t






‘imagine a good shutdown… that fixes this town’


facebook, politics, trump news, u.s. news, whoa!budget chief defends trump tweet by yelling at reporters: ‘imagine a good shutdown… that fixes this town’david edwards02 may 2017 at 14:53 etoffice of management and budget director mick mulvaney had an unusual lecture for reporters on tuesday about how a “good shutdown” would “fix” washington, d.c.at tuesday’s white house press briefing, mulvaney complained that democrats had taken credit for “winning” negotiations over a $1 trillion spending bill. earlier in the day, president donald trump had also lashed out at democrats’ budget spin and threatened to shut down the government during future negotiations.trump’s tweet prompted a heated discussion between mulvaney and reporters about what a “good shutdown” would look like.“the signal that we






u.s. needs september “shutdown” to fix senate “mess” – the denver post


washington — president donald trump tweeted tuesday that the nation “needs a good ‘shutdown’ in september” to fix a “mess” in the senate, issuing contradictory messages ahead of key votes on a spending plan to keep the federal government running.trump’s embrace of a government shutdown came days after he accused senate democrats of seeking a shutdown and obstructing majority republicans during recent budget negotiations. lawmakers announced sunday they had reached an agreement to avoid a shutdown until september — a deal that does not include several provisions sought by trump, including funding for a border wall.congress is expected to vote this week on the $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through september. the white house on monday praised the deal as a win for the nat