US: Government shutdown 'complicated' repairs for National Christmas Tree - PressFrom - US
  •   
  •   
  •   

USGovernment shutdown 'complicated' repairs for National Christmas Tree

08:55  24 december  2018
08:55  24 december  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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.

Government shutdown 'complicated' repairs for National Christmas Tree © Greg Nash Government shutdown 'complicated' repairs for National Christmas Tree The partial government shutdown has "complicated" repairs for the National Christmas Tree, a spokesperson said on Sunday. The tree was damaged when a man tried to climb it on Friday.

The National Park Service on Sunday announced that the Christmas tree will stay dark during the shutdown, which is expected to be lengthy.

"During the federal government shutdown, the White House Visitor Center and National Christmas Tree site will be closed," the announcement on the NPS website says.

The tree, which is located by the White House, was damaged when a man tried to climb it at about 5:45 p.m on Friday.

U.S. Park Police told NBC4 Washington that they negotiated with the man, who they said was emotionally distressed. The man was reportedly taken to a hospital for psychiatric evaluation after getting out of the tree.


What happens in a partial government shutdown? Smithsonian museums, National Zoo close doors.
The Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo in Washington, DC, closed their doors Wednesday as the partial government shutdown entered its 12th day. The 19 museums in the Smithsonian Institution's collection and the National Zoo initially remained open during the shutdown, which started on December 22. In a tweet on December 27, the institution said the museums and zoo would close Wednesday, January 2 if there was no deal to fund the government passed into law and signed by President Donald Trump.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 1
This is interesting!