nearvideo President Trump takes questions from reporters prior to his departure to the southern border in McAllen, Texas
The partial government shutdown continued to refuse with seemingly no end in sight as the President of Trump and democratic legislators to compromise and pass of account – expenditure with the funding for a border wall at the crux of the fight.
The government is partially shuttered midnight. Dec. 22. The shutdown affects about a quarter of the government, including nine Cabinet-level departments. It also culminated in hundreds of thousands of Federal employees out of the job or work without pay.
Trump has always vowed not to re-open the government without $ 5.7 billion for wall constructions. Democrats have to capitulate to refused, and preferably, the measures to strengthen border security as a whole instead of a concrete wall.
There is growing concern about the toll that the shutdown on Americans, including interference that payments to farmers, problems for home buyers, the government-backed mortgage loans and uncertainty about the food aid programs.
Here is a brief timeline of what is happening in the weeks-long standstill.
Jan. 10 – trump-travel to the southern border
With a continued push for the wall, Trump travelled to the southern boundary of Jan. 10. He escalated warnings that he could bypass Congress and declare a national state of emergency, to have his wall rebuilt, and when a business are not made.
Jan. 9 – Trump goes from the encounter with the Democrats
According to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected to include a plan to Trump requested funding for a border wall, the President abruptly, the meeting with congressional leaders left the White house. In a tweet, trump called Jan. 9 session a “total waste of time.”
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“I asked what happened in 30 days, if I quickly open the things, to authorise the go, border protection comprises a wall or steel barrier? Nancy said, NO. I said bye-bye, nothing else works,” Trump said.
The house also passed a bill funding the Treasury Department, the IRS, and a host of other agencies through the next year as part of the Democrats ” plan for the re-opening of the government on a gradual basis. However, it is unlikely to advance through the Senate.
Jan. 8 – Trump, the first Oval Office addressVideo
Trump delivered the first Prime-time address from the Oval Office during his presidency, on Jan. 8, wherein the border wall and decrying what he perceives as the “growing humanitarian and security crisis” of rising illegal immigration.
After his address, Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer trump mocked-the rhetoric and the “obsession” with the wall.
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“There is an obvious solution: remove the shutdown from the dispute about the border protection. There is bipartisan legislation, supported by the Democrats and the Republicans – in order to re-open the government while the debate over the border security will continue,” said Schumer.
Jan. 6 – trump floating steel-wall as a compromise
Trump suggested the use of steel for the construction of the border wall, rather than the concrete in what he framed as a concession to the Democrats. On Twitter he said it was a “good solution.”
Jan. 4 – Trump warns shutdown could’last for ‘years
After a meeting with congressional leaders at the White house on Jan. 4, Trump the shutdown has warned could last for “years”, unless he can come to an agreement with Democrats over the border-wall-financing. He also floated the possibility of a Declaration of a national emergency, his wall built.
Jan. 3 house Democrats to pass legislation to open governmentVideo
After gaining control of the house, the Democrats, a few money hand over bills on Jan. 3, would again have opened, of the Federal government. The package is not included, the funding for the border wall to make it irrelevant.
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Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, said he will refuse to take any proposal that does not have a real chance of passing this chamber, and a presidential signature.”
Dec. 31 – Federal workers ‘ union files suit
A federal workers union filed a lawsuit claiming in December against the Federal government, the employees who have earned overtime, in a timely manner have been paid, in the midst of the shutdown and shall be entitled to liquidated damages.
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
The American Federation of Government Employees filed a lawsuit against the Federal government. Dec. 31, with the statement that employees have earned overtime, in a timely manner have been paid, in the midst of the shutdown and shall be entitled to liquidated damages.
The firm represents the union won a similar case during the government shutdown of 2013.
Dec. 22 – a ial government shutdown triggered
Without the expenditure of the government to deal with, partially switching at midnight. Dec. 22. Only about a quarter of the government was affected by the shutdown, including nine Cabinet-level departments.
Fox News’ Sally’s people, Gregg Re, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.