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Updates on a Looming Government Shutdown: Deadline Dealmaking on Capitol Hill

• Nine departments will close: The Treasury as good as a departments of Agriculture, Homeland Security, Interior, State, Housing and Urban Development, Transportation, Commerce and Justice.

• More than 420,000 people will work though pay, including scarcely 54,000 Customs and Border Protection agents and 42,000 Coast Guard employees. As travelers inundate a nation’s airports and sight stations, 53,000 T.S.A. agents will keep working, as will atmosphere trade controllers and aviation and tyrannise reserve inspectors.

• Another 380,000 workers will be furloughed.

• The standing of National Parks will be adult in a air. Park staff would be furloughed, nonetheless a parks themselves would sojourn accessible. However, some parks, including a Grand Canyon, are formulation to stay open.

• Visa and pass services will continue “as prolonged as there are sufficient fees to support operations,” a dialect orator said, though pass agencies located in supervision buildings influenced by a relapse in appropriations might turn “unavailable to a public.”

— Catie Edmonson

“Now it’s adult to a Democrats as to either or not we have a shutdown tonight,” Mr. Trump pronounced Friday morning during a White House, moments after assembly with Senate Republicans who have regularly told him that there were not adequate votes to means his position. “I wish we don’t, though we are totally prepared for a really prolonged close down,” he said. “This is a usually possibility that we will ever have, in a opinion.”

It was a distinguished annulment from his televised stipulation during a warlike assembly with congressional Democrats a week ago that he relished a awaiting of shuttering a supervision to force them to accept a wall, and would not censure them for a outcome.

— Julie Hirschfeld Davis

Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/21/us/politics/government-shutdown-live.html

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