Government Shutdown

Federal 2019 Pay Raise Update: Everything to Know

On Friday, President Trump signed a spending bill that gives Federal GS employees an average 1.9 percent pay raise, but when will the changes take effect? Find out everything you need to know about the 2019 GS pay scale, new localities, back pay and more.

Trump Declares National Emergency for Wall Funding

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.

McConnell Backs Down, Supports Emergency Declaration

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.

Ann Coulter Blasts Trump, Republicans Over Border Deal

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.

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