The government was partially closed at midnight after the US Parliament and Senate passed no spending law. 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 who are considered "essential", such as intelligence agents, customs and border guards, and US-based troops stationed at the border, are still working. However, a standstill carries a risk for hundreds of thousands of federal workers: More than 420,000 federal employees would have to work without pay. More than 380,000 will be thrilled. Those who work will eventually get paid ̵
The Office of Management and Budget – is still headed by Acting Acting Chief of Staff of the White House, Mick Mulvaney. Each agency has provided guidance and each agency would develop its own decommissioning plan. Federal agencies must cease all "non-essential" discretionary work and so-called non-essential employees must remain at home until new funding legislation is in place.
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Shutdown Affects 800,000 Officers
The incident affects many state operations and the routines of 800,000 federal employees. About 420,000 workers were considered essential and will work unpaid just days before Christmas. Another 380,000 will be fired, which means they will stay home without pay.
The fans include almost all of NASA and 52,000 workers at the Internal Revenue Service. About 8 out of 10 National Park Service employees should stay home; Many parks should be closed.
The Senate passed a law to ensure that workers receive wages. The house seemed sure to follow.
Pelosi, Schumer calls it "Trump Shutdown"
Chairman of Democratic House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer issued a joint statement on Saturday calling for "Trump Shutdown" called. 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 that he wanted a closure, and now he has gotten what he wanted. "
Partial government shutdown begins
The government is officially partially closed.
Some Departments The agencies will be funded until 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.
Mulvaney teaches agencies "to make plans for a proper shutdown"
White House head of household Mick Mulvaney instructs the agencies to "make plans for a proper shutdown," reports The Associated Press.
In a memo to government officials, Mulvaney wrote that they are "hopeful," that "failure of funds 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.
Senate postponed without agreement
hours after parliament had ended its session, the Senate was adjourned with a deal, meaning that the partial closure should begin at 12:01 pm on Saturday. Vice President Mike Pence, Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, and Special Adviser Jared Kushner were kicked out of the Capitol at 20:39.
CBS News & # 39; s Ed O & # 39; s Keefe reports that Washington wants to put up with a longer than comfortable situation – will be disbanded no earlier than next week. There are no signs of a Christmas miracle arriving before Tuesday.
Melania and Barron Arrive in Mar-a-Lago
First Lady Melania Trump and 12-year-old Barron arrived in Mar-a-Lago, Florida. 19659004] Melania Trump spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said in a statement: "It has been a long tradition for the family to spend their Christmas holidays in Mar-a-Lago, their plans to travel to Florida with their son for the winter vacation They did not change this year. "
President 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 a government shutdown.
Here are the agencies concerned
The following agencies are partially closed due to stoppage:
- Ministry of Homeland Security
- Ministry of Justice
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Ministry of Interior
- Departure of Agriculture
- Ministry of Housing and Urban Development
Many National Parks Stay Open
The National Parks will remain as accessible as possible, according to National Park Service spokesman Jeremy Barnum.
But that will not be completely accessible.
"In the case of a national park closure will remain as accessible as 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 safe toilets (wilderness-type toilets) will remain open. Services that require staff and maintenance, such as campsites and Full service toilets, however, will not do so. "
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 spokeswoman, did not comment on Friday morning on how long a "very long time" could be. "