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Congressional leaders are prepared to vote Thursday on a $333 billion bipartisan spending package to avoid the threat of a partial government shutdown.
“The federal government already has a recruitment problem, right?” said one expert. If “you watch this play out for the last 35 days, are you saying to yourself, ‘Sign me up for that?’ Probably not.”
The federal government shutdown is over but some Ohio Valley farmers are still dealing with its effects as they try to sign up for federal relief payments and find ways to substitute for missing information caused by a delay in important government reports. The American Farm Bureau Federation said 62 reports were delayed during the shutdown. These reports range… Read More
A report says the shutdown reduced federal spending by $18 billion, although most of that will be recouped, now that the government has reopened.
While the reopening of the government is welcome news for many federal workers, some express trepidation that they’ll face the same predicament after Feb. 15.
President Trump was outmaneuvered by Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and did damage with key constituencies. Meanwhile, Americans may be more aware of what government does.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed a bill that temporarily opens the federal government for three weeks, ending the longest shutdown in U.S. history at 35 days. The White House says Trump signed the measure after the Senate and House each passed it Friday. Trump backed down from his demand that Congress provide… Read More
The FAA said it was mitigating staff shortages by rerouting traffic and adding workers. The White House said it was monitoring the delays, which also affected airports in Philadelphia and Newark, N.J.
Neither of the bills are considered likely to pass, but they mark the first time the Senate has taken action on the issue this session.
The partial shutdown of the federal government is affecting families depending on the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program program, or SNAP. Benefits for February have come early as a temporary fix to avoid anticipated disruptions should the shutdown drag into another month. But the leader of God’s Pantry Food Bank in Lexington, Kentucky, said the… Read More