White House to hold briefing on possible govt shutdown

White House to hold briefing on possible govt shutdown

Pentagon, FDA to speed up military drug approvals Consumer bureau takes first step to revising payday lending rule MORE said Friday that if the government shuts down, it won't be as bad as 2013 because the Obama administration did things to make that shutdown worse.

Essentially, federal agencies would be largely shut down with the exception of essential departments, services and individuals. "I mean, the problems start from the top and have to get solved from the top", Trump said on Fox News during the 2013 shutdown, when President Barack Obama was in office.

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney and legislative affairs director Marc Short said Friday the administration is readying for a "Schumer shutdown", putting the blame squarely on Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and his fellow Democrats for obstructing a path to averting the imminent government shutdown.

Diplomatic services may be affected in regards to visa and passport processing, according to USA media.

"There is no way you can lay this at the feet of the president of the United States", Mulvaney said.

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Congressional Democrats and Republicans are now in a standoff over the future of government funding and immigration policy for DACA Dreamers. It is a sign of Republican desperation that they are using the Obama dog whistle in a preemptive attempt to deflect blame away from them for their failure to keep the government open.

Mulvaney added that while there's talk of a short-term continuing resolution that would fund the government through next week, there could still be a funding lapse if the Senate passes anything other than what the House - which he said is expected to leave Washington - approved Thursday. "They will not get paid", he continued. "One of the criticisms they made of folks like me is that I was inserting non-financial issues into an appropriations process, which is exactly what's happening now", he reportedly said.

Massachusetts Democrats, who opposed a stopgap spending bill which cleared their chamber late Thursday, have argued that the measure included "inadequate resources" for community health centers and efforts to combat opioid addiction, as well as failed to provide a permanent fix for DACA.

However, the fight to get the bill through Congress is not over yet. The parks will be open; they weren't before.

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