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The funding for a number of Federal agencies at midnight after Congress and the White house passed a spending package that is in the midst of a bruising battle over the border wall-financing has expired.
The missed deadline means that nine out of 15 Cabinet-level departments and dozens of agencies will be closed, as well as the Christmas break begins. But it does not mean that the entire government is affected: Only about a quarter of the government is actually shut down.
The Senate planned to reconvene at noon Saturday to continue talks.
The Congress had already, prior to Friday deadline for the Fund is a part of the government, or the risk of a partial shutdown. But even if the negotiations go on, the legislators left the Capitol on Friday to Finance without an offer, which the government at midnight of the deadline.
In the last few weeks, the Republicans and Democrats stand on the President the claims for $5 billion for the financing of the border wall had been at a standstill.
“This is our only chance we will ever have, in our opinion, because the world and the way it breaks down, to large border security,” President Trump said Friday. The Democrats are in control of the house on Jan. 3, and they oppose significant funding for wall construction.
“This is our only chance we will ever have, in our opinion, because the world and the way it breaks down, to large border security.”
Much of the drama of Friday took place in the Senate: After you open the voting, for five hours, in order to secure enough support, the Senate finally got a new house-approved spending break with 5.7 billion dollars for a border wall, according to Vice-President Mike Pence went to Capitol to a tie.
Vice-President Mike Pence, second from left, with the White house senior adviser Jared Kushner, and incoming White house chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, as you drive for the night, without an invoice, the figures would be for President Trump border wall and avert a partial government shutdown, on Capitol Hill, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 in Washington. (Associated Press)
Procedural hurdle, paving the way for a future, final vote in the Senate.
But with a 60-vote threshold, passed the house package is little chance of being approved on the Senate side.
The Republicans, who will soon lose control of the house, you find the expenditure to fight as their last chance to secure financing for Trump the long-promised border wall. Democrats have blasted the wall as unnecessary, expensive and insulting.
Earlier in the week, the Senate, the bill was passed, funding from other agencies at the current level until the end of February closed. 8. But the President said he would not sign that bill because it includes new wall-to-wall financing.
After the White house initially showed himself ready to consider how a short-term compromise measure, trump focused in the face of increasing pressure from immigration to ditch the conservatives, to Fund in to his demand for $5 billion, which is a border wall. The wall was a promise, in fact, a signature campaign.
The house approved a $5.7 billion euros for border wall as part of a measure to Fund the government until the beginning of February.
Both sides have diligently allocations debt. While Schumer and house Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi already branded this result is a “trump-shutdown,” the President tweeted on Friday that “it is a Democrat is shut down!” if you don’t support a border wall-financing.
The Congress can have time to figure out a deal really, some of the workers: Due to the partial government shutdown comes during the Christmas break, some of the state workers ‘ plan, over the next four days anyway.
According to a precedent during the Reagan administration, Federal workers are exempted from furloughs if their jobs are related to the national security, or if they perform essential activities that “protect life and property.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., back to the Capitol from the White house to work to prevent a partial government shutdown continued with President Trump demanding funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (Associated Press)
The Cabinet-level departments of agriculture, Commerce, Homeland Security, housing and urban development, Interior, justice, state, transportation and Treasury.
However, essential personnel are required to work without pay. Nearly 90 percent of Homeland Security employees as essential.
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will remain open, as always, in the case of a partial government shutdown, because it is “an independent organization, which she said is funded through the sale of our products and services, and not by tax dollars,” a spokesman for Fox News.
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents, air traffic controllers and border security agents would also be required to work through a shutdown although you may not get a paycheck immediately.
Amtrak, a government-owned company also confirmed furthermore, the normal procedures for a short-term shutdown, a spokesperson on Fox News.
Fox News’ Kaitlyn Schallhorn and the Associated Press contributed to this report.