U.S. Government Shuts Down As Democrats, Republicans Point Finger At Each Other

U.S. Government Shuts Down As Democrats, Republicans Point Finger At Each Other


RAIN, LIGHT RAIN MOVING IN. WILL THAT CAUSE FLOODING CONCERNS? WE WILL TALK ABOUT THAT PLUS HOW WARM THE TEMPERATURE WILL GET COMING UP. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO SHUT DOWN ON THE ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF PRESIDENT TRUMP’S INAUGURATION. SENATORS BLOCKED A HOUSE OF A CONTINUING RESOLUTION THAT WOULD HAVE PAID THE BILLS THROUGH MID FEBRUARY. NOW THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS IT WILL NOT REOPEN IMMIGRATION TALKS UNTIL CONGRESS REOPENS THE GOVERNMENT. MOLA LENGHI HAS MORE FROM THE CAPITAL. REPORTER: A SENATE VOTE TO FUND THE GOVERNMENT, THROUGH FEBRUARY 16, FAILED. PRIVATE DISCUSSIONS CONTINUED, ON THE FLOOR, EVEN AFTER THE MIDNIGHT DEADLINE CAME AND WENT. BUT TO NO AVAIL. THE GOVERNMENT IS SHUT DOWN WAS 100% AVOIDABLE. ALL BECAUSE THE DEMOCRATS CHOSE A FILIBUSTER OF NONCONTROVERSIAL FUNDING BILL THAT CONTAINS NOTHING. NOT A THING. THEY DO NOT SUPPORT. REPORTER: DEMOCRATS ARE HOLDING OUT FOR A COMPREHENSIVE SPENDING BILL AT A DEAL TO PROTECT DREAMERS BROUGHT TO THE U.S. ILLEGALLY, AS CHILDREN. MINORITY LEADER, CHUCK SCHUMER, SAID HIS EARLIER MEETING WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP LOOKED P ROMISING. BUT THE PRESIDENT LATER BACKED UP. HE WALKED AWAY FROM TWO BIPARTISAN DEALS, INCLUDING ONE TODAY IN WHICH I EVEN PUT THE BORDER WALL ON THE TABLE. REPORTER: THE WHITE HOUSE HAS BRANDED THIS THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN. IN AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT THE PRESS SECRETARY CALLED THE DEMOCRATS OBSTRUCTIONIST LOSERS. THE MAJORITY LEADERS PROPOSING A RESOLUTION TO FUND THE WEEK PASSED THE PRESIDENT’S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS. IT IS UNCLEAR WHEN THE SENATE MY VOTE ON THAT, AND ANY DEAL WOULD ALSO HAVE TO PASS THE HOUSE. A PARTIAL SHUTDOWN WILL NOT AFFECT MUCH IN THE EARLY HOURS OF THE WEEKEND, IT COULD ULTIMATELY FURLOUGH ABOUT 800,000 FEDERAL WORKERS AND LEAVE MILITARY PERSONNEL UNPAID. EVEN THE CDC WOULD NOT HAVE THE PERSONNEL TO SUPPORT ITS ANNUAL FLU PROGRAM. MOLA LENGHI, CBS NEWS, CAPITOL HILL. SOCIAL SECURITY CHECKS WOULD STILL BE MAILED OUT, BECAUSE THE POSTAL SERVICE HAS

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