February 19, 2018

Government shutdown: Be prepared, not scared!

22 January 2018, 07:47 | Christie Tate

Trump Rejects Bipartisan Bill Stalling Government Shutdown

Trump Rejects Bipartisan Bill Stalling Government Shutdown

On the first weekday since the shutdown began at midnight Friday, U.S. senators were to vote on Monday on a funding bill to get the lights back on in Washington and across the government until February 8.

If federal lawmakers fail to fund the government and the United States shuts down for everything except essential operations, San Diego's economy would lose millions of dollars.

When the government enters a shutdown, it is technically only a partial shutdown as all essential government services remain open.

And the US Postal Service won't stop serving residents - you'll still get your mail.

Will I still get my Social Security benefits? Super Bowl preparations will continue. The Smithsonian Institution's museums and National Zoo are open for now, but could close as early as Monday.

"We have put $4 billion in a trash can, poured lighter fluid on it, and burned it", Spencer said in remarks at a U.S. Naval Institute forum in Washington back in December-shortly before another potential shutdown.

It sounds like a catastrophe: a federal government shutdown.

Homestead National Monument Superintendent Mark Engler said the National Parks Service was not expecting a shutdown. The CDC has said it will continue to respond to influenza outbreaks, including analysing the data being reported by states. Troops will continue reporting to work but won't be paid until Congress approves funding.

The Department of Defense, too, would not answer specific questions about how intelligence or cybersecurity personnel would be affected by this shutdown, but referred Mashable to its January 18, 2018, contingency plans, which noted that military personnel would not be affected by a shutdown. Tonight there is simple uncertainty as to what this shutdown would look like; and which agencies would truly be closed. Republicans hold both chambers of the legislative branch as well as the presidency, which typically helps the government avoid a shutdown. Who could or could not be affected by a government shutdown? Some agencies have alternative sources of income and are able to continue work as usual.

U.S. government in shutdown as midnight deadline passes
They have this short-term spending bill available that they could be voting on, but they haven't done it yet. ET, though those Democrats said it was possible a shorter-term deal could be cut before the 10 p.m. vote.

Healthcare: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will continue to process applications for open enrollment, and the Medicare program for the elderly and disabled is expected to continue functioning largely without disruption, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. The agencies with the most furloughs were NASA, the Housing and Urban Development and Education departments, and the Environmental Protection Agency, all of which sent more than 90 percent of their workers home. They will not get paid.

Right now, the sticking points for Republicans and Democrats seem to be immigration and healthcare.

The last shutdown had happened for 16 days five years back during the regime of Democrat President Barack Obama in 2013.

"It is very clear that a federal government shutdown could inflict serious pain on everyday working people", Cox said in the letter.

Democrats are insisting action to protect immigrants who came the country illegally when they were young, a group known as "dreamers". The program expires in March.

The U.S. government can not fully operate without funding bills that are voted in Congress regularly. It did not address DACA. Majority said they weren't allowed to talk reporters.

"Real leaders take responsibility". I was not elected to genuflect to the demands of extreme House Republicans. They control the Senate. However, the decision to go to Davos is now being assessed "day to day" the White House budget director said on Saturday. Mostly like, those people will be paid eventually.

"We're hopeful that eventually, if not today or in the next few days, in the next month or so we will get something done in a bipartisan way that's permanent and really welcomes these kids to get their citizenship and stay in Minnesota", Keller said.

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