• LET'S MAKE A DEAL: Trump beckons Schumer to the White House to try to get a last-minute deal to avoid a shutdown

    4 monthes ago - By Chron

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    The government will enter a partial shutdown at midnight unless Congress passes a funding bill.
    President Donald Trump invited Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to the White House on Friday afternoon in hopes of reaching a deal to keep the government open.
    Schumer and Democrats are insisting that the funding bill include a codification of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration program.
    President Donald Trump, who prides himself on making deals, is putting his dealmaking ability to the test in a last-ditch effort to avoid a government shutdown.
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  • The White House says chances of a shutdown have 'ratcheted up' and tells government agencies to get ready

    The White House says chances of a shutdown have 'ratcheted up' and tells government agencies to get ready

    4 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    The federal government is set to enter a partial shutdown at midnight.
    Mick Mulvaney, the Office of Management and Budget director, said the White House has informed federal agencies to prepare for a shutdown.
    Mulvaney said that the chances of a shutdown are now "50-50."
    The White House is getting ready for a shutdown.
    Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, said Friday that the Trump administration has informed federal agencies on Friday to prepare to enact contingency plans in the event of a shutdown.
    If Congress does not pass a funding bill by midnight, the...
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  • Here's what happens to Social Security and disability benefits during a government shutdown

    Here's what happens to Social Security and disability benefits during a government shutdown

    4 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    If there is no agreement in the Senate, the federal government will enter into a partial shutdown at midnight.
    In the event of a shutdown, Social Security and disability checks will still go out.
    While core functions would not be affected, some Social Security Administration employees would be placed on furlough and minor services would be frozen.
    Unless Congress reaches a last-minute deal , the federal government will enter into a partial shutdown at midnight, causing widespread adjustments for a slew of government programs.
    All essential services will continue during a shutdown, such as...
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