The shutdown today: Government closure is now longest ever

The shutdown today: Government closure is now longest ever

The shutdown today: Government closure is now longest ever

Some Republicans who railed against executive overreach during President Barack Obama's administration now fear that a future Democratic president could similarly declare a national emergency and fund projects without congressional approval. Functions not happening include some routine food inspections, timely release of market-moving agriculture data, and United States reviews needed for initial public offerings of stocks.

There's good news for Republicans, though, looking to obtain some sort of immigration reform compromise in ongoing budget negotiations: most wall supporters polled by the Washington Post want Republicans - and especially President Trump - to stand firm on making funding for the border wall part of the final budget package. The president has blamed Democrats for the stalemate.

"They can name it 'peaches.' I don't care what they name it".

"Nancy Pelosi, the leader of the House, said even if he opened up the government, I'll give you one dollar for the wall", Graham said.

This reiterates several of his current talking points, with Trump attempting to paint a picture of democrats ignoring real issues while Government employees are left without pay and crimes occur along the southern border.

Mr Graham, who has publicly pushed Mr Trump to use his authority to declare a national emergency to build the wall, continued: "See if he can do it by himself through the emergency powers". He said that the ball was in the court of his political opponents, warning that "we will be out for a long time unless the Democrats come back from their "vacations" and get back to work".

The emergency declaration would allow Trump broader discretion over redirecting federal funding, though using it for the wall construction would likely be challenged in court. We can end this easily - We need a Steel Barrier or Wall. "We believe the government should be opened".

Only 18 percent in this poll, produced for ABC by Langer Research Associates, said they've personally been affected by the partial shutdown.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo amplified that message on Sunday (Monday NZT), telling CBS' Face the Nation that the notion that the president is a threat to national security is "absolutely ludicrous".

The 21-day shutdown in 1995-'96, when Bill Clinton was president, was the previous longest. Transportation Security Administration agents have been calling out sick to protest not being paid for their work.

"I think [Schumer] is dealing with the objective reality that his party will not tolerate working with Trump", Gingrich told Catsimatidis.

Miami International Airport on Saturday closed its least-used concourse due to a shortage of TSA officers, according to the Miami Herald. Thirteen percent said both equally are at fault.

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) said on Meet the Press that while the Senate was out, he had helped arrange the passage of a bill that guarantees back pay for furloughed federal employees once the shutdown is over.

Meanwhile, a group of Senate Republicans led by Johnson, chairman of the Homeland Security panel, said they'll introduce legislation that would pay salaries of "essential" government workers during the shutdown. "If enough Dems don't vote, it will be a Democrat Shutdown!"

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