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Democrats controlling the House hope to pass a government-wide temporary funding bill on Tuesday that would keep federal agencies fully up and running into December and prevent a partial shutdown of the government after the current budget year expires at the end of the month.
World War II. Would that be how far back you would have to go to find a year with so many unsettling cross currents as college football teams try to prepare for a season?
For ultra-early risers, very-late night owls and insomniacs, or specifically baseball-starved fans craving a Major League Baseball season that came achingly close to starting, there was an oasis of live sports relief last week during the hours most people are asleep. After a delay due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, the Korean Baseball Organization started its 2020 season last Monday. In the search for programming while leagues in the United States are shut down, ESPN worked out a deal to broadcast six live KBO games per week, with an English broadcast done by announcers in the U.S.
A rural California county allowed nonessential businesses to reopen and diners to eat in restaurants on Friday, becoming the first to defy Gov. Gavin Newsom’s statewide orders barring such moves during the coronavirus pandemic.
We have been fortunate, so far. Mostly thanks to your willingness to abide by the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, more people are staying healthy and lives are being saved. But admittedly, we’re only an outbreak away from changing this positive trajectory.
During the first weeks of the COVID-19 outbreak, America focused on saving lives and preventing the disease from spreading at all costs.
Small businesses can’t wait much longer for governors to allow them to safely and responsibly restart operations. Too many are teetering on the precipice of closing permanently, eliminating jobs deemed “essential” by the workers who fill them and the families they support.
Even as Americans debate who has the authority to restart the economy, Spain let nonessential workers return to work this week. This is a bold – some say foolhardy – move by the Spanish government, given that Spain has the third-largest coronavirus death toll, a terrible figure of 18,000, lagging only behind the United States and Italy.
President Donald Trump is resisting calls to issue a national stay-at-home order to stem the spread of the new coronavirus
The entertainment industry prepared Thursday for an unprecedented shutdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, canceling upcoming movies, suspending all Broadway performances and scuttling concert tours until it’s safe to welcome crowds back.
President Trump signed the Republican-held Senate’s temporary governmentwide spending bill that would keep federal agencies up and running through Dec. 20 and avert a government shutdown after midnight Thursday
The Senate passed a temporary government-wide funding bill on Thursday that staves off the risk of a government shutdown through Nov. 21.
If the goal is to build a border wall, then President Trump has made the wrong decision at every turn. In early 2018, Trump had the opportunity to secure $25 billion in funding for his border wall in exchange for legal status for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients. Instead of taking the deal, he blew up the negotiations with his “s---hole” countries remark and by demanding changes to legal immigration policy. Then in June, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $1.6 billion for 65 miles of fencing by an overwhelming bipartisan 26-5 margin. This could easily have passed the House and Senate. Instead, Trump later shut down the government over wall funding and demanded $5.7 billion. Result? After a disastrous 35-day shutdown, he got less – $1.38 billion – than he would have if he had just gone along with the bipartisan deal six months earlier.
Southwest Airlines says the government shutdown will cost the company around $60 million in first-quarter revenue, up from its previous estimates of $10 million to $15 million.
President Trump’s announced intention to declare a national emergency to build a wall on our southern border allows everyone an escape hatch in the near term, but the long-term unintended consequences loom huge.
Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise Thursday that would avert a second painful government shutdown, but a new confrontation was ignited – this time over President Donald Trump’s plan to bypass lawmakers and declare a national emergency to siphon billions from other federal coffers for his wall on the Mexican boundary.
Key lawmakers announced a tentative deal late Monday that would avert another government shutdown at the end of the week while denying President Donald Trump much of the money he’s sought to build new walls along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Federal employees forced to work during a shutdown without pay would be eligible for unemployment benefits in Washington under a bill that passed the Senate Wednesday.
National park visitors cut new trails in sensitive soil. They pried open gates while no one was watching. They found bathrooms locked, so they went outside. One off-roader even mowed down an iconic twisted-limbed Joshua tree in California.
The Democratic-controlled House on Wednesday approved a pay raise for civilian federal employees, a step that lawmakers said shows respect for a workforce that just endured a 35-day partial government shutdown.