government shutdown

Trump, Congress leaders reach deal to end shutdown

Trump, Congress leaders reach deal to end shutdown

Jan 25, 2019

Trump announced the agreement to break the 35-day impasse as intensifying delays at the nation's airports and widespread disruptions brought new urgency to efforts to resolve the standoff.

Senate rejects two competing bills to end shutdown
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Senate rejects two competing bills to end shutdown

Brenda Flanagan | Jan 24, 2019

The first bill would have provided $5.7 billion to build President Donald Trump’s wall on the southern border while extending three years’ protection to some unauthorized immigrants. The second ...

Newark hosts job fairs for the upcoming 2020 census
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Newark hosts job fairs for the upcoming 2020 census

Raven Santana | Jan 22, 2019

Newark hosted a job fair for the needed manpower of the upcoming 2020 census. A diverse group of applicants reflected the demography of the city that is considered to be a "hard-to-count" region.

Federal workers in Jersey feeling effects of shutdown
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Federal workers in Jersey feeling effects of shutdown

Brenda Flanagan | Jan 21, 2019

Some 1,000 federal employees in New Jersey have applied for unemployment benefits. Meanwhile, facing a 10 percent absenteeism rate nationwide, the TSA brought in outside staff to fill in for unpaid ...

Government shutdown affecting food inspection
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Government shutdown affecting food inspection

Brenda Flanagan | Jan 14, 2019

The FDA is inspecting only about one-third of the 160 facilities it normally checks and is focusing on following up on emergencies, responding to recalls and outbreaks and also looking at high-risk ...