Continuing Resolution

‘No one should ever underestimate the speaker’: Democrats claim victory after shutdown agreement
 

“The longest shutdown in American history will finally end today," Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said Friday after President Donald Trump announced an agreement to reopen the federal government.

‘I’m not sure what’s going on, but I object’: Confusion on House floor Thursday during attempted shutdown-ending vote
 

The House floor got chaotic on Thursday after the House passed a continuing resolution by voice vote — a request for yeas and nays — to fund the federal government through Feb. 28. The bill didn't include funds for a border wall, the issue holding up shutdown negotiations since GOP members want it, while Democrats don't.

What followed was approximately 13 minutes of parliamentary argument between Republican Minority Whip Steve Scalise and Democratic Majority Leader Steny Hoyer over the voting on the measure.

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Trump’s Border Wall Shutdown Threats Continue, But Still Not Convincing Many Hill Republicans
 

President Donald Trump has made multiple threats to shut down the government over border wall funding, but some Republicans in Congress including leaders don’t see that as a likely scenario. 

“We have a very good understanding with the president that we want to get our appropriations done,” Speaker Paul D. Ryan said at a news conference on Thursday when asked about a possible shutdown. 

Clock’s Ticking on Deal to Dodge a Government Shutdown
 

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