Schumer Shutdown Begins at Midnight Over Democratic Intransigence, Spite

The whining and obstruction will commence after Christmas except for the liberal media. Democrat State Media will continue full throttle with its armageddon talking points and end of the world as we know it blather. And again, not to be repetitive, but it's America's Border Wall, not Trump's Wall.

A partial shutdown of the federal government appears inevitable, as lawmakers left the Capitol Friday without a deal to fund the government by midnight’s deadline. 

The House adjourned Friday without a deal on spending. The Senate adjourned shortly thereafter and is not scheduled to return until noon Saturday.

 

One early reaction came from Rep. Debie Dingell, D-Mich., who said in a statement ahead of the midnight deadline: “A government shutdown is unacceptable. It’s a lack of leadership from President Trump and Republican Congressional Leaders. The American people expect their government to work for them and listen. It’s the holiday season, we should be showing America our better selves not driving the nation into a pointless shutdown.”

 

The Senate had been scrambling to take up a spending package with billions in funding for a border wall, amid ongoing negotiations to fund the government by midnight; President Trump acknowledged there was a “good chance” a partial government shutdown would be triggered.

 

After keeping the vote open for five hours to secure enough support, the Senate on Friday evening finally advanced a House-approved spending bill with $5.7 billion for a border wall, after Vice President Mike Pence went to the Capitol to break a tie. That procedural hurdle paved the way for a final vote in the Senate. But the vote didn't occur before adjournment. ...

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