Biden signs bill to avoid government shutdown behind closed doors

D.C. 09/30/21, 23:00

To keep the federal government fully operational, President Joe Biden signed a stopgap bill on Thursday, Sept. 30, hours before the midnight deadline. https://twitter.com/POTUS/status/1443727232854372353 The bill came to his desk after the Senate earlier in the day voted 65-35 to pass a temporary spending bill to fund the federal government's operation until ...

Senate passes stop-gap bill to avert government shutdown

D.C. 09/30/21, 17:19

On Thursday, Sept. 30, the Senate passed a short-term funding bill to help avoid a government shutdown that could affect hundreds of thousands of federal workers. The chamber voted 65-35 to approve the stop-gap measure to keep the federal government open until Dec. 3, Newsmax reported. The spending bill's passage will help lawmakers buy ...

The Pentagon is preparing for a possible ‘government shutdown’

U.S. 09/27/21, 16:01

The U.S. Pentagon announced that it turned on emergency protocol and is organizing for the real possibility of a government shutdown at the end of September, which would become effective if Congress fails to agree to pass legislation to fund federal public spending for the next fiscal period. The Senate scheduled ...

China faces economically crippling power shortage

China 09/26/21, 19:00

At least five provinces in mainland China have restricted power use, and suspended or reduced production. Many public companies were forced to pause trading, after some corporations deferred output until after Oct. 1. They blame significant financial losses on electricity consumption regulations. Beijing recently introduced a rigorous electricity regulation. Local media criticized ...

Senate GOP leader outlines demands for spending deal to avoid government shutdown

U.S. 08/05/21, 15:36

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday, Aug. 4, laid out the Republican Party’s demands for a government-funding deal as Congress seeks a bipartisan consensus on a spending package to help avoid a looming shutdown. “When it comes to floor consideration, we cannot and will not start planting individual trees ...

President Trump signs spending bill, government shutdown avoided

Politics 09/27/19, 19:40

President Donald Trump on Friday, Sept. 27, signed a stopgap spending bill to keep the government funded through Nov. 21, averting the risk of a shutdown at the end of September. The bill passed the Senate by an 82-15 vote on Thursday and the House by a 301-123 vote last week. The ...

1,159-page details of border ‘compromise’ to avoid shutdown

Politics 02/14/19, 09:38

The details of a bipartisan border deal package includes about $1.3 billion for 55 miles of construction at the US -Mexico border and $415 million in “humanitarian relief” for border crossers. The bipartisan offer is much less than the $5.7 billion that President Trump requested in border wall funding. Meanwhile, about $100 ...

Unhappy with deal, Trump still doesn’t expect a new shutdown

Politics 02/13/19, 01:14

Under mounting pressure from his own party, President Donald Trump appeared to be grudgingly leaning toward accepting an agreement that would head off a threatened second government shutdown but provide just a fraction of the money he's been demanding for his Mexican border wall. Trump said Tuesday he would need more ...

Trump not ‘thrilled’ with border deal, not saying he’ll sign

Politics 02/12/19, 14:03

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he's "unhappy" with a hard-won agreement to prevent a new government shutdown and finance construction of more barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, but he didn't say whether or not he would sign the measure. GOP congressional leaders swung behind the proposed deal, selling it as ...

Trump tries to turn border debate his way with El Paso rally

Politics 02/11/19, 01:45

President Donald Trump is trying to turn the debate over a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border back to his political advantage. Trump will hold his first campaign rally since November's midterm elections in El Paso, Texas, on Monday night. It begins a defining weak for his push to build a border ...

Second shutdown deadline looms as border wall talks break down

Politics 02/10/19, 11:53

As negotiations over a border security hit a snag, the White House on Sunday would not rule out another federal government shutdown even as it signaled a willingness to obtain funding for President Donald Trump’s proposed wall by other means. Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, in appearances on ...

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