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Trump delays State of the Union Address until shutdown ends

6:15pm IST

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said in a late night Tweet on Wednesday that he would delay a State of the Union address until the government shutdown was over, responding to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's move to obstruct his plans for the speech. | Video

Senate stirs with votes on bills to end U.S. shutdown

6:08pm IST

WASHINGTON The Republican-led U.S. Senate planned votes for Thursday on competing proposals, one broadly backed by Democrats and the other by Republicans, to end the partial government shutdown, both of which seemed unlikely to resolve the month-long impasse.

Senate, in flicker of action, to vote on competing bills to end U.S. shutdown

4:30pm IST

WASHINGTON, Jan 24 The Republican-led U.S. Senate planned votes for Thursday on competing proposals, one broadly backed by Democrats and the other by Republicans, to end the partial government shutdown, both of which seemed unlikely to resolve the month-long impasse.

U.S. Senate to vote on ending government shutdown, Trump wall impasse

23 Jan 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate shifted slightly closer on Tuesday to resolving a month-long partial government shutdown, but there was no sign of relief anytime soon for 800,000 federal workers who are furloughed or working without pay. | Video

Trump plan to reopen govt., build border wall undercut by U.S. high court

22 Jan 2019

WASHINGTON, Jan 22 President Donald Trump's bid to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall and end a monthlong partial government shutdown suffered a blow on Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court left in place for now a program protecting young illegal immigrants from deportation.

House Speaker Pelosi accuses Trump of endangering U.S. troops, lawmakers

19 Jan 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday accused President Donald Trump of putting American troops and civilians working in Afghanistan in danger by publicizing a planned congressional trip to the war-torn country, as tensions between the leaders spiked on the 28th day of a partial government shutdown. | Video

Trump threatens to use emergency power to build wall, end shutdown

16 Jan 2019

MCALLEN, Texas/WASHINGTON Flanked by border agents who are going without paychecks during a government shutdown, U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to use emergency powers to bypass Congress to pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. | Video

Trump stops short of emergency declaration in border wall fight

12 Jan 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Friday he would not declare a national emergency "right now" to end a standoff over border security that has idled large swaths of the U.S. government, all but guaranteeing that he will preside over the longest shutdown in U.S. history. | Video

U.S. House passes bill to reopen some agencies shut down in wall fight

12 Jan 2019

WASHINGTON The Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives voted on Friday to restore funding for some federal agencies that have been shut down by a fight with President Donald Trump over border wall funding, as an estimated 800,000 government workers, from tax collectors to FBI agents, missed their first paycheck.

As U.S. shutdown nears record length, Trump weighs declaring emergency

11 Jan 2019

WASHINGTON, Jan 11 President Donald Trump, facing the prospect within days of the longest U.S. government shutdown in history, was considering declaring a national emergency that would likely escalate a policy dispute with Democrats over his proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall into a court test of presidential power.

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