Tag: government shutdown

Boeing 737 Max Fixes Delayed Due to Government Shutdown

Distraught family members attend a memorial service held for the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 crash on March 14, 2019, in Ejere, Ethiopia.Photo: Jemal Countess (Getty Images) The Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people is still being investigated, but what is becoming clearer is that there may have been issues with the […]

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Smithsonian Folklife Festival shortened to 2 days instead of 10

This year’s Smithsonian Folklife Festival is going to be a two-day event, rather than the 10 days the program has been in recent years. The government shutdown played a role in the shorter festival, festival director Sabrina Lynn Motley told WTOP. Organizers decided not to cancel the festival but instead shorten its scope in 2019. […]

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Leahy on Gov’t Funding Bill: ‘We Rejected’ ‘Hate-Filled’ Trump Immigration Policies

During Friday’s Democratic Weekly Address, Senator Pat Leahy (D-VT) discussed the government funding deal struck by Congress, and said, “we rejected the toxic and hate-filled immigration policies of President Trump.” Transcript as Follows: “This week, Republicans and Democrats from both the House and the Senate came together. We ignored the distractions and the tweetstorms coming […]

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Donald Trump on National Emergency: ‘I Didn’t Need to Do This’

Speaking before reporters at the White House Rose Garden Friday, President Donald Trump said he does not need to declare a national emergency to obtain funding to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall. “The primary fight was on the wall,” the president began. “Everything else we have so much as I’ve said, I don’t know what to […]

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Report: Mitch McConnell Told Trump No ‘Land Mines’ in Spending Bill, a ‘Win’ over Pelosi

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) reportedly gave President Donald Trump false information about legislation to prevent a second partial government shutdown, claiming the bill possesses no “hidden provisions” or “landmines.” The Kentucky Republican also is said to have told the president that signing the bill into law would be a “win” over House Speaker Nancy […]

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Donald Trump to Announce State of Emergency Before Weekend Trip to Florida

President Donald Trump will speak Friday on the ongoing fight for border security and his decision to declare a State of Emergency. The White House scheduled a press event in the Rose Garden where Trump is expected to deliver remarks on the national security and humanitarian crisis at the Southern border. The event is scheduled […]

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White House: Trump Will Sign Compromise Border Funding Bill, Declare National Emergency

President Donald Trump will sign the compromise package funding the government and declare a national emergency on the border, the White House confirmed on Thursday. “President Trump will sign the government funding bill, and as he has stated before, he will also take other executive action – including a national emergency – to ensure we […]

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McConnell: Trump Will Sign Spending Bill — and Declare National Emergency

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that President Donald Trump will sign legislation to prevent a second partial government shutdown and declare a national emergency to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall. “He’s prepared to sign the bill, he will also be issuing a national emergency declaration at the same time,” McConnell said ahead of […]

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McCarthy: I View Immigration Deal ‘As a Down Payment’

On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Outnumbered Overtime,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) stated that he views the deal struck by the immigration conference committee “as a down payment,” but is still waiting to see the language of the bill. McCarthy said, “I am waiting to see what the language says. But […]

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Meadows: ‘I Don’t Support’ Immigration Deal, ‘I Expect’ Trump to Sign It

On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Your World,” House Freedom Caucus Chair Mark Meadows (R-NC) expressed opposition to the immigration deal reached by the conference committee and said he expects the president to sign it and then take some executive action. Meadows stated, “I don’t support it, and I don’t like it. … […]

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McConnell: ‘I Hope’ Trump Signs Immigration Deal

During a press conference on Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) stated that he hopes President Trump signs the immigration agreement reached by the conference committee. McConnell said, “First of all, I hope he signs the bill. And second, I think he ought to feel free to use whatever tools he can legally use […]

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Leahy on Funding Deal: ‘We Were Not Trying to Pass Something to Thrill the President’

Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” Sen. Pat Leahy (D-VT), one of the key negotiators of a funding deal that would prevent a shutdown on Friday, offered his response to President Donald Trump’s reaction to the deal. Reacting to the deal announcement earlier, President Donald Trump said, “I can’t say I’m happy. I can’t say I’m […]

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Trump Says He’s Not ‘Happy’ With Border Deal and Continues to Lie About the Wall Being Built Right Now

President Donald Trump (C) talks to reporters with Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan (L) and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross during a meeting of his cabinet in the Cabinet Room at the White House February 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. Trump said he was not happy about the compromise legislation […]

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GOP/Dem Border Deal: $1.3B for Wall, No Increase in Detention Space

A Republican-Democrat border security deal that is expected to be offered to President Trump funds about $1.3 billion for a United States-Mexico border wall and includes no increase in detention space to control increasing illegal immigration at the border. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have announced that they have reached a deal on border wall funding […]

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Deal Reached in Principle to Avoid Second Government Shutdown

Image: Republican Senator Richard Shelby (Getty Images) House and Senate negotiators have reached an “agreement in principle” to avoid a second government shutdown. Though the four leading bipartisan negotiators declined to provide specifics on the nature of the agreement, Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby told reporters that both sides “got […]

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Trump Heads to El Paso amid Stalled Wall Negotiations, Texas Lawmakers Propose State Wall Funding

Two Texas statehouse members will soon introduce legislation funding President Donald Trump’s planned border wall along the U.S. border with Mexico — specifically the Texas border — Breitbart News has learned. State Reps. Kyle Biedermann and Briscoe Cain intend to introduce legislation soon that would fund $2.5 billion of wall construction along the Texas border […]

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Mulvaney: ‘The President Is Going to Build the Wall’

On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney declared President Donald Trump was “going to build the wall” on the U.S.-Mexico border. Mulvaney said, “The president is going to build the wall. You saw what the Vice President said there, and that’s our attitude at this point is we […]

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Meadows: I Expect Trump ‘to Take Some Kind of Executive Action’ if He Doesn’t Get Wall Funding

Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” House Freedom Caucus chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) said he expected President Donald Trump to declare a national emergency” to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border if Congress does not reach a deal before Friday’s deadline to stop a government shutdown. Meadows said, “What we’re seeing with these […]

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Senate Appropriations Chair Shelby: Border Deal Talks Are ‘Stalled’

On this weekend’s broadcast of on “Fox News Sunday,” Senate Appropriations Committee chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL) said congressional talks on border security were “stalled,” which could lead to another government shutdown. One of the Republicans negotiators, Shelby said, “I think the talks are stalled right now. I’m hoping we can get off the dime later […]

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Nancy Pelosi on Stacey Abrams, Black Lives Matter and Standing Up to Trump 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is known as the woman who tells Donald Trump “no” and continues to be the backbone of the Democratic Party. Her leadership was long-questioned during the midterms until her chamber enjoyed a record-setting blue wave of progressive, ethnically diverse freshman congresswomen. Pelosi spent a few minutes […]

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