Trump Won’t Sign Short-Term CR

House leaders who met with President Trump today said he will not sign a seven-week stopgap spending measure that does not include additional funding for a border wall. The Senate on Wednesday approved a bill to fund the government through Feb. 8, moving a step closer to averting a partial government shutdown at the end… Read more »

Government Shutdown Looms Next Week

A partial government shutdown is possible at the end of next week unless President Trump and congressional leaders resolve an impasse over funding for Trump’s long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall. Trump met with Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at the White House on Tuesday and refused to back… Read more »

Congress Postpones Spending Fight

Both the House and Senate passed a continuing resolution today to fund the government for two weeks, through Dec. 21, to allow more time to negotiate funding for nine Cabinet departments and dozens of smaller federal agencies. President Trump has said he will sign the stopgap funding measure, but he still wants $5 billion for… Read more »

Trump Threatens Government Shutdown

President Trump said this week he would “totally be willing” to shut down the government if Congress does not approve at least $5 billion for his wall on the U.S.-Mexico border as part of a year-end spending deal. Congress is facing a Dec. 7 deadline to pass legislation funding the Homeland Security Department, the State… Read more »

Congress Weighing Options to Avoid Shutdown

Congress is still at odds over border security funding and leaders are now weighing fallback plans should no agreement be reached when government funding runs out on Dec. 7. Congressional leaders are increasingly frustrated that a partial government shutdown is potentially two weeks away, particularly because both parties have already largely agreed to spending levels… Read more »