A government shutdown in the US takes place when Congress cannot pass an appropriation bill or the president does not sign it. There have been 19 government shutdowns in US history. The government has shut down twice this year.
President Trump has signed into law a $2.3 trillion package, averting a partial government shutdown, after lawmakers rejected his proposal to increase direct aid to Americans while cutting out a slew of aid for foreign countries.
Both houses of the US Congress have passed a spending and border security bill, dodging a new government shutdown. Lacking the funds for President Trump’s border wall, the bill opens the door to him declaring a national emergency.
Democrats and Republicans may have reached a deal to avoid another shutdown, but it has come under criticism from both sides of the aisle. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump appeared strangely confident about building his wall.
US lawmakers say they have averted another partial government shutdown, reaching enough of a deal on border security to keep the government open through September 30, though the particulars remain up in the air.
Senators from the Democratic and Republican parties have said that an agreement has been struck to prevent another government shutdown, AP reports, citing Republican Sen. Richard Shelby and Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey. The lawmakers announced the...
As US border security talks apparently reach another stalemate with a new government shutdown looming on the horizon, President Donald Trump has blamed Democrats for the development by saying they need a distraction.