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US shutdown


Donald Trump signs bill reopening government for 3 weeks in surprise retreat from Wall

January 27, 2019 9:40 am

The plan will fund the government until Feb. 15 while Republicans and Democrats negotiate over border security. The plan includes none of the money for the border wall that he had demanded.

From federal worker to uber driver: Odd jobs to make ends meet in the US shutdown

January 23, 2019 7:42 am

Federal workers, many of them highly educated, are limited in the type of work they can take as they wait out the shutdown.

US Shutdown: Trump offers protection to 7 lakh undocumented immigrants in exchange of border wall funding

January 20, 2019 8:30 pm

The Democrats, however, rejected the deal as a "non-starter" and called on Trump to open the federal government departments that have been shut for nearly a month before negotiations on immigration could start.

Chef Jose Andres' relief kitchen feeds 5,500 furloughed fed workers

January 19, 2019 1:09 pm

The non-profit is on track to serve just as many, if not more, Friday -- day 28 of the shutdown -- and has plans to keep going until it’s over.

US: Most State Department employees will return to work next week despite shutdown

January 18, 2019 12:26 pm

In a message posted online Thursday, the department’s deputy undersecretary for management, Bill Todd, cited the agency’s core national security mission as the reason many furloughed employees were being asked to return to work next week.

US government partial shutdown: What we know so far

January 10, 2019 6:14 pm

The longest shutdown ever was 21 days that stretched from December 1995 into January 1996, when Bill Clinton was president.

GOP and Democrats trade blame for shutdown, no deal in sight

December 29, 2018 11:19 am

Trump worked to escalate the showdown Friday, reissuing threats to close the US-Mexico border to pressure Congress to fund the wall and to shut off aid to three Central American countries from which many migrants have fled.

With no deal, US government shutdown likely to drag on past Christmas

December 23, 2018 9:57 am

Financing for about a quarter of federal government programs - including the departments of Homeland Security, Justice and Agriculture - expired at midnight and will not be renewed until a deal is done.

Trump signs deal to end brief government shutdown, increase US spending

February 09, 2018 10:39 pm

President Donald Trump signed the measure into law on Friday morning, ending a government shutdown that began just after midnight, when Congress was still debating the budget deal.

US Senate approves budget deal, too late to avert shutdown

February 09, 2018 2:49 pm

The unexpected turn of events dragged the Senate proceedings into the wee hours and underscored the persistent inability of Congress and Trump to deal efficiently with Washington's most basic fiscal obligations of keeping the government open.