Passengers moved smoothly through O'Hare International Airport Monday, but a continued government shutdown has potential to throw a wrench into the system, Sen. Tammy Duckworth said. The Hoffman Estates Democrat who toured updated facilities at the airport said the third week of the White House standoff with Congress is exasperating federal workers worried about losing pay. Many Transportation Security Administration "agents are calling in sick in order to go work other jobs because they have to put food on the table and meet rent," Duckworth said."At a time when the nation's security is at stake, we're actually losing a number of TSA agents on the job, and that is deeply concerning," she said.Another worry for travelers is excessive lines at one of the nation's busiest airports, but the Chicago Aviation Department reported that O'Hare and Midway "airports continue to provide safe and efficient operations for passengers, with checkpoint wait times averaging 15 minutes or less … [Read more...] about Will government shutdown affect O’Hare?
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Eric Yoder and Katie Mettler, The Washington Post Published 5:24 am PST, Saturday, December 22, 2018 The U.S. Capitol in Washington. The U.S. Capitol in Washington. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Aaron P. Bernstein. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Aaron P. Bernstein. Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 The U.S. Capitol in Washington. The U.S. Capitol in Washington. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Aaron P. Bernstein. Will government shutdown impact Mueller's investigation? Answers to this and more. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery WASHINGTON - At midnight Friday, the federal government entered a partial shutdown, suspending funding for many agencies. This will complicate many lives - those of federal … [Read more...] about Will government shutdown impact Mueller’s investigation? Answers to this and more.
President Trump said Sunday that he would consider shutting down the government if Democrats refuse to vote for his immigration proposals, including building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. "I would be willing to 'shut down' government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall!" Mr. Trump tweeted. "Must get rid of Lottery, Catch & Release etc. and finally go to system of Immigration based on MERIT! "We need great people coming into our Country!" Mr. Trump said. Mr. Trump returned to the idea of shutting down the government over the border wall after meeting at the White House last week with House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to discuss the fall legislative agenda. McConnell, asked about a shutdown during a Kentucky radio interview, said it was not going to happen. He did acknowledge, however, that the border funding issue was unlikely to be resolved before the November midterm … [Read more...] about Trump threatens government shutdown over border security votes
The Capitol Dome is seen at dawn in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he will never sign another foot-tall, $1 trillion-plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March. His message to lawmakers in both parties: Get your act together before the next budget lands on my desk. After a brief government shutdown earlier this year, Democrats and Republicans now agree on the need for budgeting day-to-day operations of government by the old-fashioned way. That means weeks of open debate and amendments that empower rank-and-file lawmakers, rather than concentrating power in the hands of a few leaders meeting in secret. But Capitol Hill’s dysfunction is so pervasive that even the most optimistic predictions are for only a handful of the 12 annual spending bills to make it … [Read more...] about Trump threatens another government shutdown as budget fight looms
President Donald Trump has put pressure on Congress to pass a budget. Zach Gibson/Getty Images President Donald Trump has suggested he would rather have a government shutdown than another massive spending bill like the one he signed in March. Members of both sides of the aisle are pushing for more open debate in Congress leading up to the passage of spending bills before the new budget year on October 1. With midterm elections coming up, Democrats will look to protect spending on domestic agencies, and some Republicans are wary of over-spending. WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he will never sign another foot-tall, $1 trillion-plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March. His message to lawmakers in both parties: Get your act together before the next budget lands on my desk. After a brief government shutdown earlier this year, Democrats and Republicans now agree on the need for budgeting day-to-day operations of … [Read more...] about Budget battle brews as Trump threatens another government shutdown