Government Shutdown

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February 14, 2019 - 3:23 pm
WASHINGTON (1010 WINS) -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says President Donald Trump has indicated he's prepared to sign the government funding bill and issue a national emergency on the border. McConnell said Thursday the Senate will soon vote on the bill that's needed to avoid a partial...
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January 25, 2019 - 9:15 pm
WASHINGTON (1010 WINS/AP) -- It's official! President Donald Trump signed on Friday night a bill to reopen shuttered government departments for three weeks, until Feb. 15. Trump's action ended the longest government his shutdown history. Earlier Friday night, Congress passed the deal to reopen the...
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January 24, 2019 - 5:34 pm
WASHINGTON (1010 WINS) -- The White House says President Donald Trump will not accept a short-term deal to reopen the government unless it includes "a large down payment'' for his promised border wall. The statement from White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday came as Senate...
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January 24, 2019 - 3:40 pm
WASHINGTON (1010 WINS) -- The government shutdown is....still on. The Senate on Thursday rejected two bills to end the government shutdown. The bills — one with border wall funding, one without — failed, sending lawmakers back to the drawing board.
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January 22, 2019 - 1:46 pm
RED BANK, N.J. (AP) -- A restaurant owned by musician and New Jersey native Jon Bon Jovi served 71 free meals to furloughed federal employees and their families. JBJ Soul Kitchen in Red Bank served up soups and entrees Monday. The meals are a result of a partnership with Gov. Phil Murphy's...
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January 18, 2019 - 7:14 pm
ATLANTA (AP) -- Federal officials are sending extra security screeners to beef up staffing at checkpoints at Newark Liberty International Airport. A Transportation Security Administration spokesman confirmed the move Friday but didn't give numbers. An airport official says TSA is sending 10 more...
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January 18, 2019 - 1:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The partial government shutdown is hitting home for President Donald Trump in a very personal way. He lives in government-run housing, after all. Just 21 of the roughly 80 people who help care for the White House _ from butlers to electricians to chefs _ are reporting to work...
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January 15, 2019 - 6:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Defense attorneys say federal inmates awaiting trial in New York have been denied visits with their families and lawyers due to staffing shortages worsened by the partial government shutdown. Some inmates have refused meals at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan...
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Federal contractor shutdown
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January 13, 2019 - 2:53 pm
As the federal shutdown entered a 23rd day Sunday, affected workers joined Democratic leaders and union officials to tell their stories at a news conference on the Lower East Side.
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January 12, 2019 - 10:55 am
The shutdown enters its fourth week next week, with Trump's threat to declare a national emergency still on the table.
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