GOP waits on Trump as clock ticks toward partial shutdown

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(Worthy News) - The fight over President Donald Trump’s $5 billion wall funds deepened Monday, threatening a partial government shutdown in a standoff that has become increasingly common in Washington.

It wasn’t always like this, with Congress and the White House at a crisis over government funding. The House and Senate used to pass annual appropriation bills, and the president signed them into law. But in recent years the shutdown scenario has become so routine that it raises the question: Have shutdowns as a negotiating tool lost their punch?

Monday brought few signs of progress. A partial shutdown that could occur at midnight Friday risks disrupting government operations and leaving hundreds of thousands of federal employees furloughed or working without pay over the holiday season. Costs would be likely in the billions of dollars. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More...) ]

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1 thought on “GOP waits on Trump as clock ticks toward partial shutdown”

  1. There is a simple fix. Let the people of the United States donate to the building of The Wall (between Mexico and the USA).

    Crowd fund it. No one has to donate but just let this of us who think it's needed pay for it.

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