Shutdown Will Be Worse For Economy Than First Thought, White House Says

Shutdown Will Be Worse For Economy Than First Thought, White House Says

She pointed out the Secret Service and Homeland Security Department are among the agencies that lack funding. CNN's Kaitlin Collins reported on Wednesday that "Stephen Miller and other speechwriters have been working on Trump's address for weeks" and that they "were prepared to craft it around the government shutdown".

In a publicly released letter, Mr. Trump told the new House speaker he is postponing her trip to Brussels, Egypt and Afghanistan "due to the shutdown".

Trump's move to ground the speaker came after Pelosi threatened Trump's planned January 29 State of the Union address, saying the shutdown raised concerns about whether the forum could have adequate security.

The US Constitution requires the President to brief Congress on the state of the union, but that briefing is not required to be a speech in front of Congress. President George Washington and his successor, John Adams, both delivered their annual messages as speeches before Congress. President Thomas Jefferson began the practice of delivering the State of the Union in writing.

Trump declined to address the stalemate over the speech Thursday during a visit to the Pentagon, simply promising that the nation will have "powerful, strong border security".

With no breakthrough in sight, the White House planned further meetings with rank-and-file lawmakers Wednesday, though few saw those sessions as likely to budge either side. Trump also needs the support of at least some Democrats in the Senate to pass funding legislation. "And she told me that she knows so many others in the same position-who are desperate for their government to fix this problem", Senator Murray said, noting that Shirley's story is one of countless families who are fearful and frustrated about how they will manage if the shutdown continues.

The bill covers nearly 800,000 federal employees who were furloughed because of the shutdown beginning December 22, 2018. Cardin said in a tweet prior to the bill being signed. Democratic leaders are refusing to bargain over a border wall they oppose as long as the government remains partially closed.




"In the fullest of time, this should not have a long-run effect on GDP growth", he said.

The president, who said he would shut down the government if he didn't get more federal funding for a U.S. -Mexico border wall, accused Pelosi of preventing Democrats from negotiating to end the weekslong shutdown.

WASHINGTON-The US economy is taking a larger-than-expected hit from the partial government shutdown, White House estimates showed on Tuesday, as contractors and even the Coast Guard go without pay and talks to end the impasse seemed stalled.

Separately, a bipartisan group of senators is also now talking about a way out of the shutdown, but hopes are slim in the Senate that they can reach a solution that the president will endorse.

On Monday, Brindisi came home to the district to call for support for bi-partisan House measures and companion Senate bills to re-open government with negotiations to continue over immigration issues.

Trump told the Clemson Tigers that he could of asked first lady Melania Trump to make them a salad but he figured they weren't into greens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Chris Coons, D-Del., for a three-week respite from the shutdown while negotiators seek agreement on wall money.

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