Washington saw a constant stream of unprecedented events in 2019, from a scandal that will forever be a stain on the president's legacy to a record number of Democrats vying to unseat him.
This time last year, a deadlock between President Donald Trump and House Democrats famously produced the shot of Nancy Pelosi exiting a White House meeting with sunglasses and a burnt orange coat.
With a bipartisan $1.37 trillion spending package nearly on its way to the House floor, a government shutdown over the holidays is appearing less likely.
The government will shut down unless a new budget or temporary funding measure is passed and signed into law by the end of the day December 20.
Congress passed a stopgap spending measure to fund the government through December 20. A government shutdown was set to commence Thursday at midnight without congressional action.
The Senate is expected to pass the short-term funding bill, known as a continuing resolution, but President Donald Trump still has to sign it.
While the nation's attention has been focused on Ukraine, global relations with China may be about to take a nose dive.
The measure is expected to be passed and signed by Thursday's midnight deadline because it does not add new restrictions on border wall funding.
Federal agencies could run out of money at midnight Thursday, triggering a partial government shutdown. Lawmakers are working to pass a temporary solution.
"My assessment is one could run into February," said. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. "Will it? It's not up to me."
Schumer has been fighting over government funding with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The government is funded through November 21.
"There were reports of employees having to rely on food banks and the support of family and friends. Some were even advised to see doctors for symptoms of depression."
The House will likely focus on legislation around gun policy and election security and the Senate, led by Republican Mitch McConnell, has a large group of judicial nominees waiting for approval.
On February 15, President Trump signed a spending bill with a 1.9 percent pay increase for General Schedule employees.
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The declaration came little more than 12 hours after Congress passed a compromise budget bill on border security that funded the government and averted another partial government shutdown.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he is prepared to support the emergency declaration, which flies in the face of his supposed private warning to President Donald Trump against taking such action.
The damage assessment is likely preliminary, as officials were still collecting evidence for a report that will be sent to the U.S. Department of Interior in the coming weeks.
The comedian blasted the president for flip-flopping over his flagship U.S.-Mexico border wall proposal.
The bill expected to pass through the Senate on Thursday could get the president's signature before Friday night's deadline.
Analysts and critics said that it was criticism from Ann Coulter and other conservative commentators that caused Trump to reverse course on signing a bipartisan spending bill last December that would have kept the government open.
At the White House earlier, the president would not commit to supporting or vetoing the bipartisan measure.
Congress is refusing to fund the wall President Donald Trump would like to construct on the nation's southern border.
"Now, we do not know that the president will sign-on," John Berman said. "We do know that the co-president doesn't like it.
"All of us realized us that we had a bigger obligation to get back together," Senator Richard Shelby said.