Government shutdown: the latest

In a speech Saturday afternoon, President Trump confirmed that in order to end the government shutdown, he is proposing a 3-year extension of protections for DACA recipients and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders in exchange for $5.7 billion in border funding, as first reported by Axios’ Jonathan Swan. The big picture: As indicated by House…

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Democrats call Trump’s proposal to end shutdown ‘inadequate’

US President Donald Trump sought to break the government shutdown impasse on Saturday, offering to extend protections for young undocumented people brought to the country as children, if Democrats give him $5.7bn for his long-promised border wall, which he referred to as a “steel-barrier”. But Democrats dismissed the offer as non-starter, calling on Trump to…

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House to Vote on More Bills Next Week to End Shutdown, Pelosi Says

WASHINGTON—House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday the House would reconvene next week to pass more legislation aimed at ending the partial government shutdown, though talks between Democrats and the White House remained stalled. President Trump, meanwhile, reiterated his insistence that the Democratic-controlled House provide funding for a wall on the southern border as a condition…

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White House Looks to Chip Away at Democrats’ Resolve as Record Shutdown Rolls On

The White House is looking to peel off rank-and-file Democrats from the leadership, administration officials said, in a long-shot bid to strike a deal giving President Trump the border-wall funding he demands as options for reopening the government narrow. White House officials said there were no meetings planned this week with the two top Democrats…

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TSA Staffing Shortages Spread Amid Government Shutdown

The partial government shutdown rippled through the U.S. transportation system Monday as staffing issues closed a security checkpoint at Houston’s largest airport and the world’s biggest hub in Atlanta suffered unusually long lines. The issues at several airports stem largely from a shortage of Transportation Security Administration staff, who have been calling out of work…

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Cities and States With the Most Federal Workers Affected by the Shutdown

The partial government shutdown has matched the longest on record and hundreds of thousands of federal workers have started to miss paychecks. A look at where federal workers are based, and how their salaries measure up to average salaries in those regions, helps draw a picture of the potential impact on local economies. Under the…

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As Trump heads to border, federal workers rally against shutdown

Washington, DC – As US President Donald Trump headed to the country’s southern border with Mexico on Thursday, federal workers, unions and some Democrats rallied in the nation’s capital against the ongoing partial government shutdown. Trump’s trip to Texas to make his case for a wall on the US-Mexico border comes on the 20th day of the…

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Trump Makes His Case for a Border Wall as Shutdown Drags On

WASHINGTON—President Trump in a prime-time address Tuesday said a wall along the southern border is key to national security, as he called for lawmakers to fund it and end a partial government shutdown that is days away from becoming the longest in U.S. history. In the televised address from the Oval Office, Mr. Trump’s first…

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Democrats fire back at Trump for “manufacturing” a shutdown “crisis”

In a rebuttal to President Trump’s prime-time address Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer claimed Trump has rejected bipartisan bills to re-open the government at the expense of “millions of Americans,” and that the situation at the southern border with Mexico is “a humanitarian challenge,” not “a security threat.” Why…

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