Making the Internet Safe!

Internet Explorer 11 Best At Catching Malware.

Windows 8.1 Released to Windows 8  users!

As government shutdown begins, White House slams Senate Democrats

As government shutdown begins, White House slams Senate DemocratsWASHINGTON (Reuters) - As U.S. government funding ran out at midnight, the White House issued a statement blaming Senate Democrats for blocking a bill to avert a shutdown and said it would not negotiate on immigration, a key demand of Democrats. "We will not negotiate the status of unlawful immigrants while Democrats hold our lawful citizens hostage over their reckless demands," the statement said after the funding legislation failed to get the 60 votes needed to overcome a procedural hurdle. (Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Leslie Adler)



Factbox: A look at past U.S. government shutdowns

Factbox: A look at past U.S. government shutdowns(Reuters) - Republicans who control the U.S. Congress are up against a Friday midnight deadline to pass a government spending bill or federal agencies will begin to shut down. Past government shutdowns have done little lasting economic damage but these events can hurt federal workers, rattle markets and shake confidence in the United States abroad. Since Congress implemented the modern budget process in the mid-1970s, there have been 18 gaps in government funding, according to the Congressional Research Service (CRS), but not all resulted in government shutdowns.



Factbox: What happens in a U.S. government shutdown?

Factbox: What happens in a U.S. government shutdown?(Reuters) - President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress are racing to meet a midnight Friday deadline to pass a short-term bill to keep the U.S. government open and prevent agencies from shutting down. In shutdowns, nonessential government employees are furloughed, or placed on temporary unpaid leave. After previous government shutdowns, Congress passed measures to ensure that all unpaid workers received retroactive pay.



Factbox: Key senators to watch as U.S. government shutdown looms

Factbox: Key senators to watch as U.S. government shutdown looms(Reuters) - A partial U.S. government shutdown is just hours away as President Donald Trump and the Republican-run Congress struggle to find a solution. The House of Representatives approved a measure Thursday to extend funding through Feb. 16, but with several Republicans wavering and numerous Democrats opposed, the bill appeared on the verge of collapse in the Senate. The measure would be the fourth stopgap funding bill, known as a continuing resolution, in the current fiscal year.



Mattis says a U.S. government shutdown would affect military operations

Mattis says a U.S. government shutdown would affect military operationsU.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that a government shutdown would impact military operations including some training, maintenance, and intelligence operations. "Our maintenance activities will probably pretty much shut down ... Over 50 percent, altogether of my civilian workforce will be furloughed ... We do a lot of intelligence operations around the world and they cost money, those obviously would stop," Mattis said in response to a question about the impact of a potential shutdown. Separately, the Defense Department said a shutdown would not impact the U.S. military's war in Afghanistan or its operations against Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria.





Close Window