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Thu Dec 27, 2018, 08:33 PM

Shutdown expected to stretch into 2019 as sides are still "very far apart"

Source: CBS

Washington Members of the House of Representatives were notified that no votes are expected to take place this week, a congressional aide told CBS News, which virtually guarantees that the partial government shutdown will drag on into the new year. Both the Senate and House reconvened Thursday after the Christmas break, but few lawmakers showed up on Capitol Hill.

Justin Goodman, a spokesperson for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, said Democrats and the White House are still "very far apart" in discussions to broker a deal and reopen the government. "As our office stated immediately following the Saturday meeting, the two sides were 'still very far apart' and still are today because of the President's insistence on keeping the government closed over his expensive and impractical wall," Goodman wrote in a statement Thursday afternoon.

Rep. James McGovern, D-Massachusetts, said Republican leadership blocked efforts to reopen the government by refusing to allow debate on a spending bill.
"It is outrageous that Republicans once again blocked our attempt to debate a bill to end the Trump Shutdown and reopen the government," McGovern wrote in a statement Thursday. "Federal workers should not be held hostage by the president's demand for a useless and offensive border wall that he promised Mexico would pay for."


Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/shutdown-expected-to-stretch-into-2019-as-congress-adjourns-until-next-week/



Both Congress chambers adjourned within minutes without debate to end the shutdown.

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Reply Shutdown expected to stretch into 2019 as sides are still "very far apart" (Original post)
EarthFirst Dec 2018 OP
GreydeeThos Dec 2018 #1
maxsolomon Dec 2018 #2
Kablooie Dec 2018 #3
Just a Weirdo Dec 2018 #4
GulfCoast66 Dec 2018 #5
TeamPooka Dec 2018 #6
jmowreader Dec 2018 #7

Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 08:37 PM

1. Trump will cave in like a wet paper bag before January 8th

The Democrats on the House Ways and Means committee will own Trump for the rest of his stay in Washington.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 08:44 PM

2. Good messaging, McGovern.

ALWAYS remind that Trump said Mexico would pay for it.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 08:56 PM

3. Since it's Trumps decision, maybe it will continue until President Pence stops it.

And I know many believe Pence will go down too and maybe he will but he'd have to be knocked out before Trump. Otherwise he'd become president and wouldn't be able to be removed.
I haven't seen an upswell of Pence related scandal news so it's doubtful he will be out before Trump.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 09:01 PM

4. The Repukes needs to be indicted for obstruction

 

Of Congress. Book on it.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 09:44 PM

5. If it goes on for months, the TSA will end it.

They are not highly paid. A month or so without income and they will quit in droves to find paying work. And with their background checks it will not be difficult. Chaos in airports would make a veto override likely.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 10:33 PM

6. Name one thing Trump has offered in "negotiations" for his wall. Zero.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 12:07 AM

7. The only thing he's offered is to reopen the government

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