U.S. President Donald Trump threatens government shutdown over border wall, immigration laws

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would allow the federal government to shut down if Democrats refuse to back his demand for a wall at the Mexican border and other major changes to immigration laws his administration wants. “I would be willing to ‘shut down’ government if the Democrats do not give us… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump threatens government shutdown over border wall, immigration laws

U.S. government shutdown ended as Congress reaches agreement on funding bill

U.S. senators voted to move forward on legislation that would reopen the federal government until February 8, ending a three-day standoff between Democrats and President Donald Trump’s Republicans over immigration and border security. Funding legislation cleared a procedural hurdle in the Senate and was expected to pass a full Senate vote promptly, allowing government to… Read More U.S. government shutdown ended as Congress reaches agreement on funding bill

U.S. government shutdown lingers as Congress fail to reach agreement on ‘Dreamers’ 

​A U.S. government shutdown will enter its third day on Monday as Senate negotiators failed to reach agreement late on Sunday to restore federal spending authority and deal with demands from Democrats that young ‘Dreamers’ be protected from deportation. The Senate set a vote for 12 p.m. (1700 GMT) on Monday on advancing a measure… Read More U.S. government shutdown lingers as Congress fail to reach agreement on ‘Dreamers’ 

U.S. government shuts down on President Trump’s first year anniversary as Congress fail to reach funding deal

The second year of Donald Trump’s presidency began on Saturday with the U.S. government in shutdown mode while lawmakers gathered in hopes of finding a compromise that would fund federal agencies. For the first time since October 2013 – when a similar standoff that lasted 16 days kept only essential agency operations running – federal… Read More U.S. government shuts down on President Trump’s first year anniversary as Congress fail to reach funding deal