President Donald Trump late Wednesday announced he would not hold a State of the Union address until after the partial government shutdown, now in its fifth week, is over.
There seems to be no end in sight for the current partial government shutdown, the third since the beginning of the Trump administration.
WASHINGTON — When the new Congress reconvenes next week, their first big task will be cleaning up the mess left behind by the old one, which is expected to leave parts of the government shuttered due to the ongoing funding fight.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump pushed back Wednesday on reports that Republican support for his shutdown policy was softening after huddling with GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
More Americans blame President Donald Trump than congressional Democrats for the partial U.S. government shutdown, a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Thursday found, as lawmakers returned to Washington with no quick end to the shutdown in sight.
President Donald Trump has been briefed on a plan that would use the Army Corps of Engineers and a portion of $13.9 billion of Army Corps funding to build 315 miles of barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to three U.S. officials familiar with the briefing.
Just days after claiming that “many” furloughed government workers told him they’re fine with not getting paid as long as he secures additional funding for a border wall, President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday morning that “most of the people not getting paid are Democrats.”
Hundreds of furloughed government workers and contractors descended on the White House on Thursday to plead to be allowed to return to work.
Millions of Americans could face going without the benefit that allows them to purchase food if the government shutdown continues into February.
The huddled masses are still able to visit the Statue of Liberty. The Grand Canyon is open for business. The government says other national parks “will remain as accessible as possible,” although some roads at Rocky Mountain National Park are closed as snow goes unplowed.