The government partially closed on Saturday at midnight after the House and Senate had not passed a spending bill. President Trump had insisted that he would not sign a spending bill that did not include $ 5 billion for the border wall.
The partial closure does not have much impact on your vacation plans. The post office remains open so that gift and Christmas card stragglers can still put it in the post office. Transport Security Administration (TSA) agents would continue to work and air traffic would be virtually unaffected.
Government employees considered "essential", such as intelligence agents, customs and border patrol agents, and US troops stationed at the border, would still work. They will eventually be paid for the days they worked during standstill, but they will not be paid until after their end.
The financing expired at midnight on Saturday covers the Department of Homeland Security, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. the Ministry of Interior, the Departure of Agriculture and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, in addition to some other federal agencies.
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Trump says the shutdown will take a "very long time".
Mr. Trump has tweeted that a shutdown could take a "long time" if it happens.
But Sarah Sanders, White House Press Secretary, did not comment on Friday morning on how long a "very long time" could be. "
Unclear whether the president has an alternative plan
If and when the Senate the short Vote It is unclear what will come next.
Mr. Trump has tweeted that if the Senate does not vote for the bill, then there will be a closure, but Sarah Sanders, White House Press Secretary, could not answer if she was repeatedly asked by CBS News if the president has an alternative plan.
Senate awaits ted to vote at noon
The Senate is expected to vote on the bill mt, who left the house the night before noon. Parliament passed Law 217-185.
The bill the Senate will vote on is a short-term spending bill to finance the government in early February, $ 5 billion to finance the president's boundary wall, and $ 8 billion for disaster relief.
Trump wants McConnell to opt for the "nuclear option".
Mr. Trump tweeted that he wanted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to support the "nuclear option" in the Senate, meaning that the Majority Leader cuts the threshold required to pass a spending bill of 60 votes to a simple majority transferred to.
But McConnell has repeatedly denied this in the past because he knows that one day the Democrats could once again control the Senate in the future – and that would be a disaster for the Republicans.
In addition, McConnell would need at least 50 Republican senators to allow the so-called nuclear option. He can not do it alone.
GOP Senators meet with Trump in the White House
Republican Senators will travel to the White House Meet with President Trump at 10: At 30 o'clock on Friday, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders confirmed in a tweet.
President Trump will meet with Senate Republicans at 10:30 this morning to discuss the financial accounts and the importance of border security.
It is still unclear which senators will be present.
Trump claims that the Democrats have now been "closed" even though he had previously used it.
Mr. Trump tweeted on Friday morning Democrats now "own" the shutdown.
Despite repeated remarks last week, following a meeting with Senate Minority Council Chairman Chuck Schumer and the house's alleged spokeswoman, Nancy Pelosi, he would not blame them in case of a standstill.
The Democrats now closing
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 21, 2018
Last week Mr. Trump had a very different one Sound among the Democrats.
"You want to know something? I'll tell you something: I'm proud to shut down the border security government, Chuck, "the president said.
" I'll take the coat. I'll be the one who turns off the system – I will not blame you for it.
Many national parks remain open
The national parks will remain open "as accessible as possible," according to National Park Service spokesman Jeremy Barnum.
But that will not be fully possible.
"In a government downtime, national parks will remain as accessible as this is possible while complying with all applicable laws and procedures," Barnum said. This means, for example, that roads that were already open will remain open (think of snow removal), and Tresorrollos (toilets in the wilderness area) remain open. However, services requiring staff and maintenance, such as campgrounds and full-service toilets, will not be operational. "
Whatever happens, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced earlier in the day that the Grand Canyon will remain open to the public for trails, shuttles, and toilets, according to a plan Ducey's office says he has
"Regardless of what happens in Washington, the Grand Canyon will not close on our watch," said Ducey, "Arizona knows how to work together. We have a plan and we are ready to go. If you plan to visit the Grand Canyon on the weekend, keep it. The Grand Canyon will remain open.
Republican Senators Reject Option "Nuclear"
In order to claim the "nuclear" option McConnell has rejected in the past, he would need at least 50 GOP senators to vote with him The Republicans voted against a "nuclear" option on Friday morning, thereby expressing the President's hope to pass his wall funding in this way.
"The leader has said for years that the votes in the conference are not available to nuclear Option. Several senators have made statements that morning to confirm their opposition and to confirm that there is no majority at the conference that could take that path, "said McConnell spokesman Don Stewart in a statement.
Any agency will pass
The Smithsonian will issue an update detailing its museums and the National Zoo, including information about the Panda Cams and Zoo Lights – more details will be provided. [19659003 National Mall:
The National Mall is open at this time and will send an update with further information in case of a standstill.
The Transportation safety authority will be a normal operation, at least for travelers.
Department of Transportation:
At a Stillg air traffic control continues
– Clare Hymes of CBS News
"We are prepared for a very long stoppage," says Trump
. Trump spoke at the signing of criminal justice and said he had had a "big meeting" with Republican senators.
The president said it was "full of the Democrats" to see if the government is closed, noting that this is entirely possible. The Senate's bill on Friday will fail.
"Now it is up to the Democrats whether we are closed tonight or not," said the President, adding that he hopes that there will be no closure, but is ready to ride out in the event of a fall.
"We are prepared for a very long stoppage," the president said, noting that this may be the only opportunity they have.
Senate vote on whether it should continue Financial accounts
The Senate decides whether it should push ahead with the budgetary bill passed by parliament. But things are slow, as many senators have already left the city and were called on Thursday to return.
If the Senate does not get enough votes to even get on with the bill, it's unclear what happens next.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he and other Republicans "have had a good talk on the way forward, we will continue talking this afternoon." At the moment, I will open the Senate and continue the process of moving the House Pass Act . "
Grassley says there was" no conclusion "from meeting with Trump
GOP Senators spoke with reporters after their return from the White House, and they were not optimistic.
"I was debated in an hour, and there was no conclusion," Sen. Chuck Grassley told reporters. Asked what happens next, if the Senate's current bill fails, Sen. Jeff Flake replied: "I do not know, I did not start this dance."
Sen. Richard Shelby said he thinks the president is open for negotiations and he believes that the president will not accept a deal without wall funding, but the price could be negotiable. The previously $ 1.6 billion pending figure was also raised in the meeting with Mr. Trump. Shelby says he believes the president wants to avoid a shutdown.
– Reporting by Bo Erickson
Triggers open for the negotiation of the dollar amount for the wall, says President Trump David Perdue said he was ready to discuss the amount of funding for the Boundary wall to negotiate, so a well-known source opposite Bo Erickson of CBS News.
The President and the Georgian Republican have spoken several times since the morning session in the GDR The White House, the source said. The relationship between Mr. Trump and Perdue has been around for years, and Mr. Trump trusts Perdue based on his past as a businessman and CEO.
Pence, Mulvaney, and Kushner Meet in Hill
Vice President Mike Pence, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and Trump's son-in-law and senior advisors have arrived at Capitol Hill, reports Bo Erickson of CBS News ,
The three men went to the Capitol Hill office in Pence and did not answer any questions.  Pence, Mulvaney, and Kushner Meet with Schumer
Vice President Mike Pence, the Office of Management and Budget, and Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, as well as Trump's son-in-law and high-ranking advisor Jared Kushner, met with the Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer after arriving on the hill. The meeting was requested by the Trump administration, a Schumer spokesman said.
"Chairman Schumer reminded her that any proposal that funded the Wall would not pass to the Senate and that two proposals that Chairman Pelosi and he have offered to the President The last week's Oval Office is still up the table, as well as the suggestion of Leader McConnell, the Senate had passed two nights (once) unanimously and could pass the house and avoid a shutdown, if the President tells him he would sign it, "it said from the office of Schumer said.
If the vote to bring the House Bill into the Senate Hall fails, the House would have to decide to pass the Senate-approved original government funding bill, which provides $ 1.6 billion in border security. Nevertheless, Trump was still able to veto this law, which brought the government into partial closure.
– Reporting by Grace Segers of CBS News
Corker says there is a Senate contract
Bo Erickson of CBS News confirmed that Republican Senator Bob Corker told reporters that between McConnell and Schumer have an agreement on what will happen next, as the Senate pushes the House's ongoing resolution. Corker said it would be announced soon on the ground but did not say what the deal was.
Senate allows house bill to continue
The Senate voted to continue the House's continued resolution. The 47-47 draw was broken by Vice President Mike Pence.
No agreement was reached as senators continue to work towards one
. Mitch McConnell, chairman of the Senate majority, commented in the Senate to announce that there is no agreement. I will not vote until there is one – a stalemate seems anything but inevitable.
"I hope the Senate Democrats will work with the White House on an agreement that will pass both Houses of Congress and receive the President's signature." McConnell said. "Colleagues, if an agreement is reached, it will vote in the Senate."
The minority leader Chuck Schumer spoke to McConnell. He said he was ready to continue working with the President and the leaders of Parliament.
Then Republican Bob Corker took the floor and thanked the two Senate leaders for agreeing to the negotiations.
"We do not vote for anything else in this Chamber, in relation to this issue, until a global agreement is reached," Corker said.
In short, the Senate will not vote on any action until a general agreement has been agreed.
Trump-Tweets Photo of himself with bills, complaining about Democrats
President Trump tweeted a photo of himself with a compilation of what he said were bills he signed while he was waiting for that Democrats for border security are voting.
The President pointed out In the meantime, he had canceled his trip with Air Force One to Florida.
The house adjourns and closes the house
The house officially became close 19.00 clock interrupted. Shut down. The house will not return until Saturday lunchtime.
Here are the agencies concerned
The following agencies are partially closed at midnight:
- Ministry of Homeland Security
- Ministry of Justice
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Interior Department
- Departure of Agriculture
- Department of Housing and Urban Development
Senators said they could leave the Capitol
Nancy Cordes of CBS News reported that senators said they could leave Washington. If an agreement is reached between the President and the leaders of the Congress, the Senate will first try to cast it by ballot or unanimous consent, so that not all will have to return to the Capitol.
If a roll call vote is required, Senators would be notified 24 hours prior to return. They were told that they should use "discretion" when deciding whether or not to board a plane – in other words, that they should not fly to Hawaii or other far away states if senators do not believe that they are in can come back the time.  Melania and Barron Arrive in Mar-a-Lago
While President Trump's travel plans are still undecided, First Lady Melania Trump and 12-year-old Barron arrived in Mar-a-Lago, Florida.
Melania Trump spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said in a statement that "it was a long family tradition to spend her Christmas holidays in Mar-a-Lago, and her plans to travel to Florida with her son for the winter vacation have come to this Year not changed. "
Mr. Trump had originally planned to leave Friday for a 16-day trip to Mar-a-Lago, but these plans were changed in light of the threat of closure of the government. Now his secondment is unclear.
Senate without a Contract adjourned
Hours after the House closed its session, the Senate adjourned with a deal, implying that the partial closure will begin at 12:01 pm on Saturday. Vice President Mike Pence, Deputy Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, and Special Adviser Jared Kushner left the Capitol at 20:39.
CBS News & # 39; Ed O & #; Keefe reports that Washington wants to survive a longer than comfortable stalemate – will be disbanded next week at the earliest. There are no signs of a Christmas miracle arriving before Tuesday.
Mulvaney instructs the agencies to "execute plans for a proper stoppage"
The White House Household Chief, Mick Mulvaney, instructs agencies to "execute plans for a proper stoppage," reports the Associated Press.
In a memo to government officials, Mulvaney wrote that they were "hoperful," "that the shortcomings will be short-lived." Employees should, however, contact the scheduled work to "carry out proper decommissioning activities."
Mulvaney was seen from the Capitol on Friday around 8:30 pm.
Partial government shutdown begins
The government is officially shut down in a sub-government.
This is a partial government shutdown. A number of departments and agencies will be funded by September 2019, thanks to previously approved budgets. The financing, which expires after 21 December, includes the Department of Homeland Security, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Interior, the Departures of Agriculture and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development and several other federal institutions.
Pelosi Schumer calls it "Trump Shutdown"
. Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer issued a joint statement on Saturday calling them "Trump Shutdown." The statement states that if the shutdown continues in January, with the Democrats taking control of the house, "the new Democratic majority of the House will quickly pass a law to reopen the government."
"Unfortunately, America has now taken a Trump shutdown." said the statement. "The Republicans control the House, the Senate, and the White House, but instead of paying tribute to their responsibility to the American people, President Trump threw a tantrum and persuaded the Republicans of the House to push our nation into a destructive Trump shutdown in the midst of a vacation Trump has said more than 25 times he wants a shutdown and now he got what he wanted. "