Schumer says it's up to Trump to avert government shutdown

Jesse Watters said the reasoning might simply be that Democrats don't want a physical reminder that Donald Trump was president.

Congress already approved funding this year for about 75 percent of the government's discretionary account for the budget year that began October 1. Aside from Homeland Security, funding is at stake for the State Department, the Department of Justice and the Interior Department.

The U.S. Postal Service would still operate, and mail would be delivered as usual.

Social Security checks would be mailed as planned.

Medicare and Medicaid coverage would continue unaffected.

"Border patrol saves about 4,000 lives every single year".

About 420,000 federal workers are deemed "essential" and are expected to remain on the job.

According to a report by Democrats on the Senate Appropriations Committee, more than 420,000 federal employees deemed essential would continue to work without pay during a partial shutdown, including about 41,000 law enforcement and corrections officers and almost 150,000 Homeland Security employees.

Customs and Border Patrol agents at the border, and US troops deployed to the border, would still work as usual.

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer and his dog check packages for contraband in NY in August.

More than 380,000 federal employees would be placed on furlough, according to the fact sheet, including the majority of the staff at NASA, the National Park Service and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Its biggest component is the Internal Revenue Service and most of its employees wouldn't report to work because it's not tax season.

The Obama administration did not enforce the separation policy the way the Trump administration has done.

"These are people, men and women, who choose to work for the federal government because they believe in the work", he said.

"If government should take over health care, why don't you do the wall [too]", he asked. The Federal Emergency Management Agency could continue to respond to disasters.

A view of the "Crested Pool" hot spring in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park in June 2011.

If funds run out on December 21, the NASA space program would potentially be unfunded, along with national parks, the USA diplomatic corps and agriculture programs. It was not clear Monday if that effort will be repeated. Imagine how much work you would get done this week if your boss said the entire office may shut down indefinitely starting Friday evening.

Congress isn't required to pay back pay to furloughed employees, but historically, they have.

Shutdowns frequently occurred in previous administrations. They did in 2013, but it's unclear what would happen this time around.

Or it could resemble the longest shutdown in US history, which started December 16, 1995, and ended 21 days later. And while there is still time to avert a shutdown, so far the two sides have been unable to reach an agreement to keep the government open. The House and Senate used to pass annual appropriation bills, and the president signed them into law. He said Republicans should join in the Democrats' offer. The fight bolstered Clinton's popularity and he sailed to re-election that November.

The Government Accountability Office took a close look at the costs of that shutdown, digging into the hard choices individual agencies had to make. Republicans tried to fund the government piecemeal, but a broader effort faltered. Democrats will take control of the House then.

In a heated Oval Office sit-down with Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday, Trump said he would be "proud" to shut down the government over border security.


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