Congested state workers are ready to miss their second paycheck, and workers' unions are warning of worsening consequences since the government was shut down last month as officials signal that the stalemate in Washington has no end.
The government is partially in sight In December, Congress was closed after Congress failed to finance a spending package that funded parts of the government, forcing some federal state workers to be dismissed or paid without pay work. President Trump calls for $ 5.7 billion for a barrier on the southern border with Mexico as part of an expenditure agreement, something that Democratic leaders totally reject.
TRUMP TELLS THAT HE WILL GIVE UNION A STATE WHEN IT IS SWITCHED Over The jobs affected by the closure increasingly speak out for their own lives, but also for security issues for the general public.
"This is the longest government shutdown in US history and there is no end in sight," said a joint statement released Wednesday by executives from air traffic controllers, aviation pilots and flight attendants.
It was continued: "In our risk-averse industry, we can not even calculate the current risk or predict at what point the entire system will break. This is unprecedented.
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" It is bad enough to work without pay, but we can only perform administrative tasks. The fear is that our enemies know they can run free, "said an anonymous agent who was described as someone who involved both overt and covert espionage divisions.
On Friday, the federal employees affected will miss their second paycheck since the partial closure of the government. Each former secretary of the Homeland Security Department, including former White House chief of staff John Kelly, sent a letter to the President and Congress on Thursday urging him to restore the ministry's funding.
CRACKS IN BORDER WALL RESISTANCE? PELOSI ARRIVE THAT THE PRINT IS DEALING WITH TRUMP, END SHUTDOWN
] "DHS employees who protect the traveling public, investigate terrorism and protect critical infrastructures should not have to rely on the charitable charity of others, to be able to feed their families, pay their bills while they remain focused on the mission at hand, "the letter said. "This is undeniable."
Among those involved are tens of thousands of members of the US Coast Guard, the only branch of US forces involved in partial government cessation because it falls under the jurisdiction of the Department of Homeland Security, not the Department of Defense, as well as other departments.
A sign that officials are preparing for a month-long stalemate: White House Deputy Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney asks the agencies to give him a list of programs If the funding gap persists until the spring is out this endangers.
"Prudent management means planning and preparing for events with no known end date," a senior official from the Office and Management Budget told Fox News. Following a portion of the funding shortfall, non-sponsored agencies are asked to share a rolling list of programs with OMB which could impact in the coming weeks. "
I At the Congress, two separate votes will be taken on Thursday in the Senate controlled by the Senate to end the partial closure of the government, and a vote will be passed on a bill that will endorse Trump's request for cross-border financing in return reflects the temporary protection of some immigrants
A second vote is foreseen for a measure that the Democratic-controlled house has already passed to reopen the government by 8 February. It does not allow for a border wall but gives The negotiators have more time to talk.
It is not expected that a bill under the Senate rules will advance by at least 60 votes, and it remains unclear whether this would lead to a revival of talks on a resolution come off as Trump late Wednesday ve He announced that he would postpone the address of the Union State until the end of the government's government shutdown. However, he confirmed on Thursday on Twitter that he would not "erode" the demands of the border walls.
While Democratic leaders in Congress say they have no interest in signing an agreement with Trump to end the closure of the government when it includes new money for its border wall, there are some cracks. A White House official said Thursday that Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Capitol Hill on Thursday to meet with Senate GOP lawmakers.
The House Blue Dog coalition, the moderate-Democrat group, has written to the leadership asking the Congress to hold a bipartite, two-chamber summit where House and Senate leaders will engage in a substantial, transparent discussion on a path forward to reopen the parliament government. "
" This discussion should aim to enact laws that both chambers of Congress will pass quickly, "the group said.
And some House Democrats are considering drafting a new proposal to secure Trump's options for securing Border that is not a wall between the US and Mexico Democrat Hakeem Jeffries of New York said Wednesday that personnel, technology and other options are "the things that actually improve our border security."
Chad Pergram, Kristin Brown and The Associated of Fox News have contributed to this review.