Government Shutdown Looms: How We Got Here

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  • Congress may snub Trump on wall, risking shutdown
    The first clues over whether President Donald Trump will risk a shutdown fight this fall over his border wall will come Monday in a private meeting with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito. Trump is increasingly frustrated with Congress’ failure to fund the wall ...
    06/16/2018 - 11:54 pm | View Link
  • Administration tells lawmakers to give in or take blame for shutdown
    Secretary of Administration Susanne Young, alongside Finance Commissioner Adam Greshin, speaks to a joint House committee during a special session at the Statehouse on June 15, 2018. Photo by Colin Meyn/VTDigger Gov. Phil Scott’s administration entered a ...
    06/15/2018 - 3:45 pm | View Link
  • State shutdown a 'distinct possibility' after 'total breakdown' in budget talks, Murphy official says
    A Friday meeting between Gov. Phil Murphy and the leaders of the state Senate and Assembly ended in "a total breakdown" in state budget negotiations, sources from the Murphy administration and the New Jersey Legislature told NJ Advance Media. A state ...
    06/15/2018 - 11:44 am | View Link
  • Scott Vetoes State Budget, Lawmakers Call For Government Shutdown Contingency Plan
    Gov. Phil Scott Thursday night vetoed the state budget passed by lawmakers last week. And with Scott and the Legislature still at odds over one key policy issue, elected officials are calling on the administration to develop a contingency plan in the event ...
    06/14/2018 - 3:05 pm | View Link
  • Ahead of second budget veto fears of shutdown increase
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont lawmakers have less than three weeks to approve a budget and avert a government shutdown. Republican Gov. Phil Scott has announced his intention to veto the second budget bill approved by the Legislature last Thursday.
    06/14/2018 - 3:57 am | View Link
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  • Government Shutdown 2018: Latest Updates & Reaction
    President Donald Trump has repeatedly threatened to shut down the government this September if he doesn't get a chunk of funding for the wall project, which would likely cost $25 billion to complete.
    06/12/2018 - 1:19 am | View Website
  • Government shutdowns in the United States
    While government shutdowns prior to the 1995–1996 shutdowns had very mild effects, a full federal government shutdown causes a large number of civilian federal employees to be furloughed.
    06/9/2018 - 8:18 am | View Website
  • Government Shuts Down as Bill to Extend Funding Is Blocked ...
    The government shut down at midnight after lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on a spending bill in time.
    02/1/2018 - 9:43 am | View Website
  • What Is a Government Shutdown? Here's What Happens | Time
    Lawmakers are scrambling and headlines are screaming Friday as the U.S. government heads towards a shutdown. But what does that mean?
    01/19/2018 - 4:46 pm | View Website
  • Government shutdown 2018: All 18 previous shutdowns ...
    If Congress does nothing, then at midnight on Friday, January 19, the federal government will shut down. And with no deal in sight on funding the Children’s Health Insurance Program or offering relief to immigrant youth protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, a shutdown ...
    01/19/2018 - 8:54 am | View Website
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