Partial government shutdown continues as Congress works on funding deal

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » A number of federal government offices remain closed today as Congress failed to pass a funding bill by midnight Friday. However, both chambers did pass a National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) extension until May 31; this program was also scheduled to lapse at midnight Friday. Trump signed the measure ensuring the program is extended.NAFCU remains engaged as lawmakers try to work out a deal on government funding. The House last week passed a government funding deal that includes $5.7 billion requested by President Donald Trump for his proposed wall along the border of Mexico. The Senate also passed a bipartisan deal to keep the government funded through Feb. 8. President Donald Trump said he will not sign a bill unless it provides funding for this wall.While much of the government remains open, the departments of Treasury, Housing and Urban Development, Justice, Transportation, Interior, Homeland Security and State, among others, have been forced to shut down.last_img

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