Lori Aratani, The Washington Post Published 12:44 pm PST, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 TSA agents work at a checkpoint inside O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. TSA agents work at a checkpoint inside O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Daniel Acker. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Daniel Acker. Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 TSA agents work at a checkpoint inside O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. TSA agents work at a checkpoint inside O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Daniel Acker. Will the government shutdown affect your next flight? … [Read more...] about Will the government shutdown affect your next flight?
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Some parents are concerned that Congress' inability to pass a budget will affect K-12 students. But federal funding for Title I programs, special education, school meals and other elementary and secondary education programs is unaffected because the funds have already been distributed to school districts.Some Head Start programs could run out of money if the shutdown continues through Feb. 1. That would require Congress to allow the longest shutdown in history. The shutdown would reach its 42nd day if it extended to the first day of February. The previous record for a government shutdown occurred in December 1996 and January 1997, when the federal government closed for business for 21 days.But no Head Start programs in Oregon will be affected even if the shutdown were to extend into February, said Marc Siegel, communication director for the Oregon Department of Education. Oregon Head Start programs are fully funded through the end of September, he said.Oregon schools are funded mainly … [Read more...] about Will the government shutdown affect schools?
U.S. Government Shutdown Donald Trump President Donald Trump appears ready to up the ante in the current government shutdown stalemate, threatening to use his presidential powers to secure money for his border wall. Trump warned on Sunday, as the government shutdown entered its 16th day, that he could soon declare a national emergency over immigration in an apparent bid to bypass Congress and use military funding to get his wall built. Read more: Trump's government shutdown could hit poorest Americans as food stamps face cuts "I may declare a national emergency depending on what happens over the next two days," Trump told reporters on Sunday as he departed the White House for Camp David. The threat came as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi prepares to put pressure on the GOP this week with a series of bills aimed at reopening agencies affected by the shutdown. Pelosi has stood by Democrats' refusal to pass a spending bill that would give Trump $5.6 billion in funding to build … [Read more...] about When Will the Government Shutdown End? Trump Looks to Escalate Stalemate As Both Sides Dig in
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Research at universities won’t likely stop during the government shutdown, but that doesn’t mean that faculty and administration won’t feel the effects.A partial government shutdown began Dec. 22, 2018, and President Donald Trump said on Friday that it could go on for months, even years, if Democrats don’t approve funding for a border wall Trump promised during his campaign in 2016.The shutdown left thousands of federal workers at home or unpaid. Graduate students who conduct research projects funded with federal money won’t be told to stay out of the lab, though.Universities typically pay student salaries and then apply for reimbursements from the federal government. Chemicals, machines and other necessities for research are also purchased through this method.When the government shuts down, it preventing universities from getting the money back -- potentially for months. Researchers have to be careful about how they spend.“In a … [Read more...] about Will the government shutdown halt research at Northeast Ohio universities?
Most national parks in Texas remain open over the weekend despite the federal government shutdown, but visitors can still expect to see consequences of Congress' failure to pass a spending bill Friday night. Big Bend National Park remained open to visitors Saturday, but the visitor center was closed. Chisos Mountains Lodge, the privately operated resort inside the park, remains open, lodge operators said. At Guadalupe Mountains National Park, a voicemail recording notes that the visitor center will be “closed during the government shutdown.” And at the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, staff are at work beginning the shutdown process, said Susanne McDonald, the park’s superintendent, but visitors may still attend the park during business hours. The Texas Tribune thanks its sponsors. Become one. “People can still go on the driving tour, but folks should know there won’t be any restrooms, we’re not collecting trash, anything like … [Read more...] about Here’s how the government shutdown is playing out in Texas