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On Monday, the partial authorities shutdown entered its 17th day, securing a spot within the prime three longest authorities shutdowns in American historical past. And there continues to be no finish in sight.
The shutdown in October 2013 lasted 16 days, one which started in September 1978 lasted 18 days, and the longest shutdown began in December 1995 and lasted 21 days, ending within the new yr. The present shutdown is the 19th since 1976.
If a deal is not struck by the top of this week and the shutdown stretches into Saturday, it would change into the longest authorities shutdown on report.
Regardless of quite a few conferences on the White Home over the weekend between staffers of congressional leaders and Vice President Mike Pence, performing Chief of Employees Mick Mulvaney, Homeland Safety Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Trump son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, negotiations appear to have yielded little progress. President Donald Trump later tweeted that “not a lot headway” was made, whereas Pence referred to as the assembly “productive.”
Talking with CNN on Sunday, Mulvaney stated the talks “did not make a lot progress on the assembly, which was stunning to me.”
Each Democrats and Trump have stood their respective floor in terms of funding for a border wall stretching the whole U.S.-Mexico border. The president has demanded greater than $5 billion whereas Democrats proceed to say they’ll present further cash for border safety, however not the wall.
Following a Friday assembly between Democratic leaders, together with Speaker of the Home Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Chief Chuck Schumer, it was revealed the president is ready for a prolonged shutdown.
“The truth is, he stated he’d maintain the federal government closed for a really lengthy time period, months and even years,” Schumer stated.
In a press convention within the Rose Backyard afterward, Trump confirmed he “completely” stated he’d maintain the federal government shuttered that lengthy. He additionally threatened to declare a nationwide emergency as a way to applicable funding for the wall, a transfer that might bypass Congress.
“I have not finished it, however I might do it,” Trump stated. He added that he was “very happy with doing what I am doing,” and that he would not “name it a shutdown.”
Congress on Friday adjourned till Tuesday, which means the earliest the shutdown may finish is Wednesday morning. Home Democrats plan to vote on a sequence of 4 spending payments later this week, which might finish the shutdown. The payments are the identical as these handed by the Home shortly after Democrats regained management final week, besides the brand new payments will guarantee roughly 800,000 federal employees forgoing a paycheck will obtain again pay. Businesses can be funded by way of September 30, minus DHS, which might be funded by way of February 8.
The GOP-controlled Senate will probably not think about the measure, as a result of border wall funding is just not included. Nonetheless, it does present some funding for border safety to be spent on bettering present fencing and for brand new know-how utilized by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.
Furloughed federal employees aren’t the one ones taking successful. Tens of millions of People who obtain meals stamps may see their help disappear or be severely decreased when the Division of Agriculture runs out of funding on the finish of this month. A shutdown that stretches into February may additionally result in delayed tax refunds.