Today, the stalemate over reopening the government continued. President Trump and Vice President Pence are scheduled to meet with Senate Republicans tomorrow followed by a meeting at the White House with congressional leaders to discuss the government shutdown.
The Senate has yet to bring up any legislation to reopen the government, leading several Senators to oppose all legislation on the Senate floor that is not related to ending the shutdown. This evening the House Rules Committee passed a rule allowing for the House to consider the following individual appropriations bills starting tomorrow: Financial Services and General Government; Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; and Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies.
As the government shutdown drags further into week three, NTEU is continuing to fight to reopen agencies and restore government services. NTEU is sharing your stories and making sure that government leaders realize the real and serious consequences of this shutdown on federal employees and their families, local economies, and the American public.
For more information, please visit the NTEU Legislative Action Center.