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OffbeatShutdown-Averting Deal Quickly Hits Oily Snag

00:06  20 december  2018
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Senate hopes to avoid Christmas shutdown with two-month spending bill

Senate hopes to avoid Christmas shutdown with two-month spending bill Senate appropriators are considering a two-month spending bill to avoid a partial government shutdown over the Christmas break. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The measure would keep the Department of Homeland Security and eight other government departments operating until Feb. 8 and would avert a government shutdown at the end of this week, when current funding expires, leadership aides told the Washington Examiner.

Even with the resistance, Republican leaders and some Democrats expressed confidence that a government shutdown would be averted . Senator Barbara A. Mikulski, Democrat of Maryland, who as the chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee helped to negotiate a deal

I want to know the basic difference between shutdown () and shutdownNow() for shutting down the Executor Service ?As far as I understood shutdown () should be used for graceful shutdown which

Shutdown-Averting Deal Quickly Hits Oily Snag© Provided by CQ Roll Call, Inc. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., has been one of the leading advocates of LWCF reauthorization. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

A measure to extend spending authority for several Cabinet departments and assorted agencies through Feb. 8 was hung up in the Senate Wednesday afternoon over a spat involving the Land and Water Conservation Fund and other items left out of the stopgap.

That’s according to Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard C. Shelby, who expressed hope that senators could be convinced to let the measure through the chamber.

U.S. Senate OKs government funding through Feb. 8 to avert shutdown

U.S. Senate OKs government funding through Feb. 8 to avert shutdown U.S. Senate OKs government funding through Feb. 8 to avert shutdown

WASHINGTON – Talks in the Senate aimed at resolving the crisis over the federal budget hit a setback Sunday as Democrats, emboldened by GOP disarray Although Senate leaders continued to talk, they appeared to make little progress over the weekend, dashing hopes that a deal could be announced

As a result, the Senate might not be able to vote on the spending bill until sometime this weekend, technically putting the U.S. government into a partial shutdown mode on Saturday. Flint, Michigan, which has endured a two-and-a-half-year struggle with lead-contaminated drinking water, would get

“I would hope that people will become rational and realize that the CR is clean. We want to keep it clean,” the Alabama Republican said. “We’ve fought to keep it clean, and the president I think has signaled explicitly that if it’s loaded up, he’s not going to sign it.”

“People want to ride the truck, and I don’t think this is a good time to do it on a CR,” Shelby said.

The Land and Water Conservation Fund uses fees charged on profits from oil and gas operations on public lands to buy and preserve public lands for recreation. Aiming to reauthorize the program, which lapsed Sept. 30, before the year ends, lawmakers from both parties have been locked in negotiations for weeks. But several conflicts, including whether to move stand-alone legislation or as part of a broader package, have delayed a deal negotiators had hoped to clinch by Dec. 7.

Trump: Shutdown 'hopefully' won't last long

Trump: Shutdown 'hopefully' won't last long President Trump warned Friday evening that a government shutdown appeared inevitable, while adding that it would "hopefully" not last a long time. In a video released hours after Congress adjourned for the day, the president warned of violent, criminal gangs which he argued were infiltrating the U.S. along its southern border while calling for the Senate to approve a bill passed by the House that would fund the government including billi ons of dollars for Trump's planned border wall. "Our great country must have border security. We don't want people coming in who aren't supposed to be here," Trump says in the video. "It's very dangerous out there.

Congress is likely to avert a shutdown because of the February deal reached by the two parties' leaderships, which increased the federal budget caps. The agreement set the levels of how much the government can spend over the next two years — the current discussions revolve around how exactly

Averting them, however, proved an insufficient incentive to make difficult budget compromises. Democrats -- and, until recently, some Republicans -- want to avoid locking “Here's what I'm worried about: a deal coming out of the Senate that a majority of Republicans can't vote for in the House.

Sen. Richard M. Burr, one of the leading advocates of the LWCF, said “I’d like to get land and water conservation fund reauthorized today.”

But the North Carolina Republican also said, “I’m not advocating closing down the government.”

The continuing resolution already includes several add-ons, including temporary authorization through Feb. 8 for several expiring programs including the Violence Against Women Act, the National Flood Insurance Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and authority for the EPA to collect pesticide registration fees.

The CR would also extend through Feb. 8:

  • A Department of Homeland Security program designed to protect chemical facilities from terrorist attacks.
  • Two lapsed Department of Health and Human Services authorities designed to combat pandemics and potential biological attacks.
  • The E-Verify program, which employers use to check the immigration status of prospective workers, and visa programs for foreign investors, seasonal workers, medical school graduates and religious workers.

There is also authorization through March 31 for two so-called Medicaid extenders:

Schumer, Pelosi: Trump got 'what he wanted' with shutdown

Schumer, Pelosi: Trump got 'what he wanted' with shutdown Democratic congressional leaders hammered President Trump early Saturday as large swaths of the federal government shut down after Congress failed to reach a deal over funding for Trump's border wall. 

Is a Shutdown - Averting Deal Close? By Dan Amira. It would be a relief, after all this, if a government shutdown was averted. It’s less of a relief when you consider what squabbling down to the last May quickly responded that she would not resign but would defend her vision for Brexit.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly passed legislation to keep federal agencies funded until April 28 and avert government shutdowns at the end of this week when existing appropriations expire.

  • A program known as “Money Follows the Person,” which helps people who receive Medicaid to live in the community rather than an institution.
  • A program that helps to ensure people whose spouse is covered by Medicaid for long-term care is still able to keep some of his or her income.
  • The decision to pass another continuing resolution instead of the final seven fiscal 2019 spending bills follows weeks of back-and-forth negotiations as lawmakers sought to reach some type of border wall funding agreement that could have gained the support of Democrats and President Donald Trump.

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said repeatedly that the only two offers he would accept were the final six spending bills plus a full-year stopgap for the Homeland Security bill, or all seven with the Homeland bill including the $1.6 billion for 65 miles of “pedestrian fencing” in the Rio Grande Valley that both parties agreed to include in the Senate’s original spending bill.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made Democrats an offer on Tuesday that would have done just that but also included an additional $1 billion for addition border security measures that Democrats rejected as a “slush fund.”

Trump Tweets of Talks With Dems, Invites None to Talks

Trump Tweets of Talks With Dems, Invites None to Talks President Donald Trump claimed Saturday to be negotiating with Democratic leaders to end a partial government shutdown. But when he convened a lunch at the White House, he invited only Republican lawmakers and officials. In fact, Trump broke bread in the executive mansion’s private residence with mostly immigration hardliners. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said again Saturday that any deal that would re-open the Justice, Homeland security, Agriculture, Interior and other departments will have to be negotiated by Trump and Senate Democratic leader Charles E. Schumer.

BREAKING: No government shutdown for at least one week. The Senate has backed a short-term spending bill, sending the measure to Trump. Had Congress not approved the one-week funding measure, the government would have shut down at midnight on Friday

A deal has been reached on a trillion-plus bill to fund the government for the final five months of this fiscal year, an agreement that is likely to avert a government shutdown . Congressional negotiators had been working through the weekend to hash out the last remaining complications in a bill to fund the

McConnell introduced the CR as an amendment to a prior House-passed spending bill that stalled in the Senate on Wednesday morning that is expected to give lawmakers more time to reach a final agreement in the new year.

The House is expected to pass the continuing resolution on Thursday, possibly under suspension of the rules which requires the support of two-thirds of lawmakers present and voting. President Donald Trump is expected to sign the legislation once it reaches his desk, according to Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn.

The current stopgap funding law expires at midnight Friday, after which the agencies that do not have final or temporary appropriations would partially shut down.

Ellyn Ferguson contributed to this report.

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Trump tells Dems to ‘come on over and make a deal’ as shutdown enters eighth day.
President Trump on Saturday called on Democrats to "come on over and make a deal" as the partial government shutdown enters its eighth day with no agreement in sight. "I am in the White House waiting for the Democrats to come on over and make a deal on Border Security," Trump tweeted late Saturday morning. "From what I hear, they are spending so much time on Presidential Harassment that they have little time left for things like stopping crime and our military!" I am in the White House waiting for the Democrats to come on over and make a deal on Border Security.

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