Its scheduled on Tuesday for President Trump to give his State of Union address before Supreme Court Justices & Congress.
After 35 days of the longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history, the address was rescheduled.
Another government shutdown may occur if the majority of parties still divided.
- Government shutdown
On Jan. 25President Trump announced a deal to end the longest government shutdown in U.S. history that lasted 35 days.
The deal wasn’t perfect. It was just a relief to unpaid federal employees, a temporary fix to finance the government only for three weeks in addition to offering lawmakers the needed time to reach the required compromise on border security along the southern border.
A second shut down will begin besides running out of money for federal government if the deal is not reached by Feb. 15, between Republicans and Democrats.
“This is an opportunity for all parties to work together for the benefit for our whole beautiful, wonderful nation. If we make a fair deal, the American people will be proud of their government for proving that we can put country before party. We can show all Americans, and people all around the world, that both political parties are united when it comes to protecting our country and protecting our people”, President Trump announced.
President Donald Trump says he’s not waiting on Congress to move forward with building his long-promised southern border wall. Trump pointed to work that’s already underway at the U.S.-Mexico border with funding previously appropriated. (Jan. 31) — The Associated Press
- Nancy Pelosi
Many eyes will be on Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker seated just behind the president while giving his address.
The California Democrat refused to give $5.7 billion to Trump for a border wall saying its “immoral.”
However, she’ll look on as Trump delivers a speech on Tuesday, with many themes anathema to her.
Associates of both Trump & Pelosi have said the president underestimated her in their shutdown fight over the wall willing to to stand firm against Trump’s demands.
“I don’t see this as any power play,” Pelosi showed caring not to gloat.
“No one should ever underestimate the speaker. As Donald Trump has learned”, cited by New York Democrat, Minority Leader Charles Schumer.
(17 Jan 2019) Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi defended her suggestion to postpone the president’s State of the Union address as long as the partial government shutdown continues. (Jan.
- Border security & Immigration
Trump will use his address asking for another bid for his border wall after republicans have vowed to block.
Offers have been made by Trump include three years of protections for some undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.
Trump believes that republicans were “wasting their time trying to to prevent another government shutdown.
Republicans on the Homeland Security Committee are wasting their time. Democrats, despite all of the evidence, proof and Caravans coming, are not going to give money to build the DESPERATELY needed WALL”, President Trump tweeted.
(25 Jan 2019) President Donald Trump says he will declare a national emergency to build his U.S.-Mexico border wall if there is no deal with Congress by mid-February. (Jan.
“The United States has a great economic story to tell. Number one in the World, by far!”, President Trump tweeted last month.
According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, gross domestic product increased 3.4 percent in the third quarter of 2018.
Congressional Budget Office wiped out $11 billion in economic activity after the end of the shutdown most of which will be recouped.
(22 Jan 2019) Top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow says that the partial government shutdown will not have an adverse impact on the economy, and he predicts an immediate “snapback” after the president and congressional Democrats come to an agreement on border security. (Jan.