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With a morning tweet President Trump added confusion to the effort to avert a federal shutdown. None

With a morning tweet President Trump added confusion to the effort to avert a federal shutdown. None

After all, they claim, truly shutting down the government would create so much pressure on Congress that Democrats and Republicans would stop being Democrats and Republicans for a day and do the job we sent them to Washington to do.

Then we have a partial government shutdown. Meanwhile, some Democrats are threatening to attempt to block the spending bill if it doesn't include legislation that protects undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.

The House voted Thursday night to avert a government shutdown, sending the bill on to the Senate, where it failed, 50-49. The measure needs 60 votes to win approval in the Senate, so it requires some Democratic support.

"Once again, a continuing resolution is needed to provide government funding and avoid a shutdown", said House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N.J.

During the two-week shutdown in October 2013, around 800,000 workers were furloughed. The shutdown emerged after political disagreements over tax cuts, and it spanned December 5, 1995, to January 6, 1996.

Government functions are divided into essential and nonessential categories.

President Trump said in a tweet on Tuesday that the "biggest loser" in a government shutdown would be the military.

While there appears little appetite in the Senate to shut down the government, the House is deeply divided. The uncertainty created by Republican leadership is already hurting OH businesses, jeopardizing our military readiness, and forcing too many families to live in fear.

One such shutdown would most likely assure that there is never another one, but doing it would be stupid and unsafe.

Newly bereaved family members would not receive the Pentagon's $100,000 death gratuity during a shutdown or military-funded travel to Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, or elsewhere for the dignified transfer or military funeral or memorial. However, soldiers will potentially not be paid during a shutdown, instead receiving IOUs.

The difference is those in the military and government-employed civilians, who will still go to work as usual but will probably not be paid until the government reopens.

Shutdown lengths have ranged from several days to three weeks. The military is now paid through February 1.

One last note: Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office is exempt from the shutdown and will continue its investigation unimpeded.

National Parks Service sites like it will be closed during a government shutdown.

You would still get mail, as the U.S. Postal Service is not funded by taxpayer dollars for everyday operations. So does the USA mail, since the Postal Service has its own funding stream. "Congress is playing chicken right up to the wire, and members need to be prepared for it". Even though Amtrak depends on federal subsidies, it also gets revenue from ticket sales and has managed to stay open during past shutdowns. Eighty-five percent of Veterans Administration employees went to work, as did 70 percent of Transportation Department workers. The legislation would would provide a path to citizenship for young immigrants who arrived in the USA illegally.

She also said the city plans to help the federal government maintain the National Mall.

U.S. District Judge Ruben Castillo, who serves as chief judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of IL, which operates the federal courthouses in Chicago and Rockford, said the district court has enough funding in reserve to maintain current operations levels for "about 3 weeks".

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