LIVE BLOG: Latest on the government shutdown

As the government shutdown entered its third day, the Senate Monday morning approved a temporary spending bill to keep the government open through Feb. 8. The bill heads to the House for approval.

Latest updates:

President Trump signs funding bill:

A White House official said Monday night that President Donald Trump has signed a bill that will fund the government through February 8. 


House votes to end shutdown:

The House has voted to pass the short-term spending bill to end the government shutdown. The final vote was 266-150 with 45 Democrats voting to end the shutdown. 

The bill will now go to President Trump

 


 

Senate votes to end shutdown

Monday afternoon, the Senate voted to end the government shutdown three days after it began by passing a short-term funding bill that would keep the government open until February 8. The bill will now go to the house.

 


Which senators voted against the bill?

 

 


Sen. McCain says "job is far from over"


Trump responds to news of deal
-- President Trump issued a statement on the deal to re-open the federal government:

Read more


Senate agrees to deal to end government shutdown
-- The Senate Monday passed a bill that would re-open the federal government until Feb. 8.

On the Senate floor Monday morning, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced that he and Republican Senate leaders reached an agreement that would end the shutdown after three days.

The stop-gap funding bill puts off discussion on immigration issues such as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program until February.

While President Trump did not immediately comment on the Senate agreement, he tweeted earlier in the day:

Schumer said, "President Trump turned away from not one but two bipartisan compromises. Each would have averted this shutdown."

The bill heads to the House for approval, but in the meantime, hundreds of thousands of federal employees spent Monday anywhere but at their jobs.

Government workers considered essential, such as military members and some medical personnel, remain on the job and are getting paid.

Read more


San Diego military bases respond to shutdown
-- Officials at San Diego-area military bases issued statements on how they are operating during the government shutdown.

Camp Pendleton:

Throughout the furlough, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton will be able to maintain essential services and range operations to allow our units to continue to train for scheduled deployments and to sustain preparedness as America's Expeditionary Force in Readiness.

Camp Pendleton employs approximately 1,600 government service employees, of which approximately 64% are furlough eligible.

Our civilian police officers will not be impacted, as they are considered essential personnel and are vital for ensuring security of the base and safety of our force, families and employees. Medical care will also continue to be provided as an essential service for the health and safety of our force, families, veterans and employees.

The exchange services aboard Camp Pendleton will remain in operation as they are provided under separate funding.

We are hopeful Congress reaches an agreement in the near future so we can return to normal operations.

Naval Base Coronado officials said:
-- All Entry Controls Points will operate as scheduled
-- Airfield and Port Operations will operate as scheduled for military operations
-- The Visitor Control Center will be closed
-- The Small Arms Range will be closed
-- All Fleet and Family Services including CDC, gym, movie theater, golf course, bowling alley, liberty center, marina, pizza parlor, etc. will remain open
-- However, the commissaries will be open only Mon - Wed and close Thurs. and closed for the duration of the government shutdown
-- Childcare facilities for military personnel will be open

Base officials added:
-- Please call ahead to any Navy installation facilities you may want to use to determine if it is open and if there are any changes to hours of operation
-- Please double-check information with appropriate authorities regarding pay and housing impacts posted on non-government social media sites as not all of this information may be accurate
-- Civilian employees who are designated "non-exempt" should report to work on their next shift or workday to receive their furlough letter. If you are unsure of your status, please contact your supervisor
-- When the government shutdown ends, civilian personnel should return to work on their next shift or work day. If you have questions about returning to work, please contact your supervisor

MCAS Miramar:

By law, during a government shutdown the Marine Corps is only allowed to conduct "excepted" activities designed to protect life and property, to include authorized military operations, police, fire and emergency services, and activities that directly support such efforts.‎ Military personnel and excepted civilian personnel will continue to work through the period of shutdown.

Read more


Who's affected by government shutdown

-- 850,000 government employees were furloughed in 2013. A similar number of employees are expected to be affected this time around
-- 1.3 million active-duty military members may not get paid, but will be expected to go to work anyway
-- 1.87 million could be exempted from furlough including those who work for at the Transportation Security Administration and food safety inspectors, Border Patrol officers and federal prison guards
-- 700,000 undocumented immigrants who are part of DACA as no fix is in place ahead of the March 5 deadline
-- 9 million children under the Children's Health Insurance Program will have less centainty about the future of the program


Some national parks, monuments closed during shutdown
-- Numerous national parks, monuments and museums will be closed for as long as the government shutdown remains in effect.

Popular destinations such as Yellowstone National Park, Rocky Mountain Park and Yosemite National Park will see services impacted by the shutdown.

Read more

Print this article Back to Top