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Who Bears the Blame for a Government Shutdown?

21 January 2018

However Republicans then needed the support of at least 10 Democrats to pass the bill in the Senate. It would, though, mean furloughs for some federal employees - including some civilian defense workers.

Crucial differences remain between Trump's Republican Party and the Democratic Party over what should be included in the federal government budget for the fiscal year through September.

"Senate Democrats own the Schumer Shutdown", she declared, referring to the minority leader, New York Senator Chuck Schumer, who met with Trump earlier Friday.

While five Democrats ended up voting for the measure, five Republicans voted against it. "That same fixation has them threatening to filibuster funding for the government".

Yarmuth, the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee said,"I think it is nearly 100% likely that the government will shut down for some period of time - now my guess is it won't go past the first of the week - in which the disruption won't be particularly severe".

Senior administration officials said earlier that more than one million United States military personnel would continue to serve without pay.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks at the press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 17, 2018.

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The rival parties are locked in a political standoff as the fate of 700,000 younger immigrants - undocumented immigrants who were given temporary legal status under the Obama administration - is in limbo over deportation.

As the threat of a government shutdown gets dangerously close to turning into a reality, President Donald Trump's plans to head to his weekend White House at his Florida resort are grounded.

"They don't oppose anything in the bill, but they're opposing the bill", Mulvaney said. As he left the meeting, Schumer told reporters he and the president "discussed all of the major issues" and "made some progress, but we still have a good number of disagreements". The deadline to avert the first shutdown since 2013 is midnight Friday.

A bitter fight erupted in the Senate as it now holds the power to avoid a governmental shutdown by midnight Friday.

President Trump blamed Democratic lawmakers for a government shutdown Saturday, accusing them of "holding our Military hostage" over their demand that a short-term spending bill include protection for illegal immigrants brought to the country as children. "When Democrats start paying our armed forces and first responders, we will reopen negotiations on immigration reform".

In September, Trump announced he was ending the programme and gave Congress until 5 March to come up with new legislation.

Who Bears the Blame for a Government Shutdown?