Shutdown Imminent: Congress Adjourns Until After Funding Deadline

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22 December 2018
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Congressional leaders said late Friday there will be no new House or Senate votes on Friday evening, meaning the federal government is heading into a partial shutdown at midnight for the third time in President Donald Trump’s presidency.
Both the House and the Senate have adjourned until noon on Saturday, ensuring that a partial government shutdown will hit the federal government just days before Christmas as Democrats on Capitol Hill resist funding for border security – particularly a wall.
The impasse comes as President Trump pushes for $5 billion in funding for his planned border wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, and Democrats are opposed to funding the wall.
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday evening passed a bill that fully funds the federal government through Feb. 8, 2019, at the beginning of the new Congress when Democrats take over control of Congress’s lower chamber the U.S. House of Representatives.
On Thursday, as all indications were that the White House and President Trump were going to go for that deal...
But, under criticism from top conservative leaders*, Trump reversed course and made an emergency phone call to Ryan to tell him he would not sign any bill that does not provide funding for the wall. After that, the House passed a new continuing resolution that contained  $5.7 billion in border wall money, as well as several billion dollars in disaster relief funds late Thursday....


* We would suggest that pressure was applied on President Trump from multiple sources, including:
- Talk show radio hosts, including Rush Limbaugh, and Andrew Wilkow, Mark Levin, and others on the Sirius XM Patriot channel.
- Calls from American patriots to the White House and Congress. If you are not yet making calls and sending faxes, sign up at