Mrs Clinton swiped at the US President via social media after the 22-day partial shutdown surpassed the previous 21-day record under her husband Bill Clinton’s presidency. The former Democrat nominee, who was defeated by Trump in 2016, sent an agitative tweet on Saturday saying “the costs are already high”. She said: “People are missing pay checks, losing business, or working without pay. Our national parks are overrun with trash. Related articles WW3: US Navy head travels to China for talks to avoid 'miscalculation' Ivanka Trump ‘STORMS OUT’ of controversial Dick Cheney movie ‘Vice’ “The FDA and FBI warn of the harm to our food safety and national security.” The former First Lady advised Americans should call their senators and “demand a vote to re-open”. She also tweeted out phone numbers to her followers for the congressional switchboard - concentrating on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Several … [Read more...] about Hillary Clinton ATTACKS Trump for government shutdown – ‘US can’t afford another day’
Votes for government shutdown
Nevada's junior senator kept home on doctor's orders after tumble at MLK parade U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., missed a vote on a bill to reopen the government while recovering from a wrist injury sustained during a Martin Luther King Day parade in Las Vegas. “Senator Rosen regrets that she was not able to travel to Washington, D.C. this week for votes,” Rosen spokesman Jorge Silva wrote in a statement on Thursday. “She is at home in Las Vegas following doctor’s orders, recovering from an injury she sustained during the MLK parade this past Monday in Las Vegas. “The Senator is in good spirits and looks forward to returning to work next week.” The Las Vegas Review-Journal on Monday reported Rosen, 61, was treated by paramedics after appearing to stumble on a metal barricade during the parade in downtown Vegas. The statement from her office arrived minutes after the Senate failed to advance duelling bills to end a 34-day Congressional … [Read more...] about Rosen misses Senate vote on government shutdown while nursing wrist injury in Las Vegas
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On pulling troops from Syria, Corker said Trump "knows he's made a mistake" but tends to "dig in and double down." With less than two weeks left before he leaves office, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker stood his ground once again to denounce President Donald Trump's decisions — from the government shutdown to pulling U.S. troops from Syria. Corker called Sunday the federal government shutdown an unnecessary action and a "made up fight" perpetrated by the president. "This is a purposefully contrived fight," Corker said on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday morning. On Thursday, Trump announced he wouldn't sign an agreement to keep a number of federal departments funded at their current levels through early February unless the spending bill included funding for the construction of a wall along the southern U.S. border. Corker said that Democrats and Republicans supported legislation to provide $25 billion for border security while also dealing with … [Read more...] about Sen. Bob Corker calls reasoning for government shutdown a ‘made up fight’
Federal government shutdowns are not new to Washington, but it’s unusual for them to happen when one party controls the White House and Congress. That’s what’s occurred under the Republican Trump administration - and it’s happened three times during his nearly two years in office. No other previous administration since the Budget Act of 1974, which started the modern budget process, has overseen a government shutdown that included federal employees being furloughed all while being in power on Capitol Hill and on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The latest shutdown went into effect midnight Friday after the House and Senate failed to reach a compromise on a short-term funding plan to keep the government running through early next year. The key stumbling block: Senate Democrats opposed President Donald Trump’s $5.7 billion request for building a wall on the southern border. In the 1970’s, President Jimmy Carter, a … [Read more...] about Government shutdowns are rare when one party controls White House, Congress. President Trump is on his third.