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PoliticsHouse prepares to break for weekend, all but ensuring longest shutdown in U.S. history

19:40  11 january  2019
19:40  11 january  2019 Source:   msn.com

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The shutdown is on track to surpass the longest shutdown in U . S . history , which occurred between December 1995 and January 1996. That shutdown lasted 21 days as President Bill Clinton clashed with a Republican House and Senate over a federal spending package. Here’ s what you need to know.

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The House prepared to break for the weekend Friday, all but ensuring the partial government shutdown would become the longest in U.S. history, while President Trump continued his efforts to sway public opinion on the need for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

The Democratic-led House held its final votes of the week Friday morning on a pair of bills, one of which would open more departments of government — but was already declared dead-on-arrival in the GOP-controlled Senate. The other bill would ensure federal workers who are furloughed receive back pay once the government reopens.

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In United States politics, a government shutdown occurs when Congress fails to pass sufficient appropriation bills or continuing resolutions to fund federal government operations and agencies

About 800,000 workers missed a paycheck Friday as the impasse between Trump and Democrats stretched into its 21st day. Without a dramatic turn of events, the shutdown would become one for the record books at midnight.

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As of late Friday morning, there were no signs of serious negotiations underway. Trump took to Twitter to tout his high-profile trip to the border on Thursday, writing that “I just got back and it is a far worse situation than almost anyone would understand, an invasion!”

“The Democrats, Cryin’ Chuck and Nancy don’t know how bad and dangerous it is for our ENTIRE COUNTRY,” Trump wrote, referencing Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

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White House officials and Republican congressional leaders worry that GOP support for the shutdown is eroding The two moves signal that the president is not easing off his demands for billions of dollars in border wall funding that have pushed the government into one of the longest shutdowns in U . S

As President Trump prepares to deliver his first-ever prime-time address from the Oval Office at 9 p.m. ET, Democrats on Tuesday readied an immediate With the nation' s second- longest government shutdown in history entering its 17th day and rhetoric reaching an apparent inflection point, media

Trump asserted that without a wall — or steel barrier — “Our Country cannot be safe.”

Pelosi said Friday that Democrats have not felt any political pressure yet to give in on his wall demands.

“No, except to stay firm,” she said.

She dismissed Trump’s negotiating style as one destined to fail. “His version of a negotiation is do everything I want,” she said.

Other Democrats pushed back in television appearances and speeches on the floor.

“One person is responsible for shutting down government: Donald Trump,” House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) told his colleagues, arguing that Democrats are open to tightening border security but were not going to “waste money” on what he characterized as an antiquated approach advocated by Trump.

Hoyer referenced comments last month by Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) in which he described Trump’s call for a border wall as a “metaphor.”

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Breaking news and analysis on politics, business, world national news, entertainment more. In-depth DC, Virginia, Maryland news coverage including traffic, weather, crime, education House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer will follow with a Democratic rebuttal.

There have been 19 shutdowns since the current process through which Congress appropriates funds for the operation of government agencies was introduced in 1976. Most of them happened over the course of a single weekend , but there have been five shutdowns longer than 10 days

“If it is a metaphor for security, we’re in,” Hoyer said.

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It' s the longest shutdown in U . S . history : 21 days. The government shut down after Clinton vetoed the spending bill proposed by the Republican-controlled Congress. After a long three weeks , the president and Congress agreed to a seven-year budget plan, which included "modest spending cuts

The longest shutdown ever lasted from Dec. 5, 1995, to Jan. 6, 1996, when House Speaker Newt Gingrich and President Bill Clinton faced off WASHINGTON – The partial government shutdown which began on Dec. 22 is now in its 20th day, and it appears likely to become the longest in U . S

House Republicans criticized Democrats for going through the motions of passing the latest in bills to reopen parts of the government unrelated to border security. The bill taken up Friday would reopen the Interior Department, Environmental Protection Agency, National Parks Service and several other agencies.

The bill passed 240-179, with 10 Republicans joining all Democrats in the chamber supporting it.

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) called the exercise “a charade” because Senate leaders have already indicated they don’t plan to vote on the bill, and Trump has said he won’t sign it.

“If anybody thinks this is accomplishing anything, it’s not,” Cole said.

“We’ve wasted the week because our friends can’t sit down and split the difference,” he added. “I don’t think anyone looks particularly good in this. ... This will end another sad week in this chamber.”

As part of an effort to continue to build a public case for the wall, Vice President Pence was scheduled Friday to deliver remarks to U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees.

Later Friday afternoon, Trump is holding what is billed as a “roundtable discussion on border security” at the White House with state, local, and community leaders.

Paul Kane contributed to this story.

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