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Shutdown avoided as House sends spending bill to Trump’s desk

The House on Thursday night easily approved a border security and spending bill that President Trump plans to sign by Friday to avert a second government shutdown. The bill passed 300-128, after the Senate approved it 86-13. The legislation let most members breathe a sigh…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, February 15, 2019

Senate advances bill that allows states to penalize companies boycotting Israel

After weeks of a shutdown-inspired filibuster, some Senate Democrats relented Monday and joined Republicans to advance a bill to give state and local governments a green light to penalize companies that boycott Israel. The Senate voted 74-19 to head off an initial blockade and clear…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Trump announces deal to end partial government shutdown

President Trump said Friday that he will support a short-term spending bill to re-open the government, temporarily ending the partial government shutdown that has dragged on for more than a month — despite a day earlier saying Republicans would not “cave” on his demands for…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, January 25, 2019

White House demands ‘large down payment on the wall’ as Senate tries to reach shutdown deal

The White House pushed for a “large down payment” on President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall Thursday as part of a potential deal to reopen the government for three weeks. After the Senate rejected two proposals to end the partial shutdown, now in its 34th…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, January 25, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was the only Democrat to vote ‘no’ on a bill to reopen the government because it would fund ICE

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was the only House Democrat to vote against a bill to fund the government and end the partial government shutdown on Wednesday. The progressive New York Democrat said she broke from her party because she didn’t want to allocate any funding for…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, January 24, 2019

GOP seeks to chip away at Dem unity with shutdown votes

All eyes will be on the Senate on Thursday as Republicans seek to chip away at Democratic unity in the high-stakes shutdown over the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. The Senate is poised to hold dueling votes over competing plans to end the 34-day…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, January 24, 2019

Trump: I will give State of the Union when the shutdown is over

President Trump acquiesced to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s request, saying late Wednesday he would wait to give the State of the Union address until after the shutdown ends. “I am not looking for an alternative venue for the SOTU Address because there is no venue…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, January 24, 2019

Cracks in border wall resistance? Pelosi facing Dem pressure to deal with Trump, end shutdown

Democratic leaders in Congress say they have no interest in making a deal with President Trump to end the government shutdown if it includes new money for his border wall. But cracks within the Trump resistance are starting to show, with Democratic lawmakers and influential…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, January 23, 2019

In shutdown fight with Trump, Dems reject immigration deal they once sponsored

Democrats once said the so-called BRIDGE Act was urgently needed to protect young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. But now that President Trump has offered to essentially include it as part of a compromise to re-open shuttered government agencies, those same Democrats…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, January 21, 2019

Trump: All congressional delegation travel needs White House approval during shutdown

The White House on Friday banned the use of all government aircraft for congressional delegations without approval from the White House chief of staff during the partial government shutdown. In a letter to the heads of all federal agencies and departments, acting Office of Management…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, January 18, 2019

Trump denies Pelosi aircraft for foreign trip, after call for State of the Union delay

President Trump on Thursday abruptly denied military aircraft to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for a foreign trip just minutes before the congressional delegation was set to depart, in a stunning decision that followed her call to delay the State of the Union address amid the…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, January 18, 2019

Trump cancels Pelosi’s overseas trip as shutdown fight escalates

President Trump said Thursday he was canceling an upcoming overseas trip for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi due to the government shutdown, just a day after Pelosi threatened to cancel Trump’s State of the Union address later this month. Pelosi, D-Calif., was scheduled to travel to…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, January 17, 2019

Government shutdown may upend State of the Union speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — A grand Washington ritual became a potential casualty of the partial government shutdown Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his Jan. 29 State of the Union speech. She cited concerns about whether the hobbled government can…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, January 17, 2019

Pelosi suggests Trump cancel his State of the Union speech due to the shutdown

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday asked President Trump to either reschedule his State of the Union address or hand-deliver his State of the Union remarks to Congress on paper because of the ongoing government shutdown. “Sadly, given the security concerns and unless government re-opens…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The IRS is recalling 46,000 workers to handle tax returns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service is recalling about 46,000 of its employees furloughed by the government shutdown — nearly 60 percent of its workforce — to handle tax returns and pay out refunds. The employees won’t be paid during the shutdown. With the…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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