After President Trump yanked funding for Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D., Calif.) Democratic delegation trip to Afghanistan, a trio of GOP senators are pushing a proposal that would bar any congressional travel if Congress can’t meet its budget deadlines.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and the rest of the Democratic leadership are struggling to present a unified front during the ongoing government shutdown, as moderate and freshmen members of the majority appear eager to cut a deal with President Donald Trump.
Since the shutdown started in December, Pelosi has reiterated that the House will not end the impasse by acquiescing to Trump’s request for $5 billion to construct a wall on the border between the United States and Mexico.
A federal judge turned down a federal union’s bid for a temporary restraining order against forcing federal employees to work without pay during the government shutdown.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) accused fellow Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R., Texas) of “virtue signaling” on Monday for refusing his congressional salary during the partial government shutdown.
DOHA, Qatar—U.S. diplomats and personnel stationed abroad are being hit hard by the ongoing shutdown of the federal government in Washington, D.C., and are expressing frustration to their boss, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.