June 16, 2019

Shutdown Pain Keeps Growing

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A quarter of the federal government has been partially closed for more than two weeks. Check out the growing list of shutdown-affected agencies here and on the Eastern Shore.

Dems Open Session With Plan to End Shutdown

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With a special caveat to discuss border security later, House Democrats open the new session of Congress today with the goal of ending the government shutdown and reinstating a 1.9 percent federal pay raise Trump rescinded late last year.

DefSec Mattis Issues Farewell to Troops

Opposition to Foreign Aid Cuts James Mattis

DefSec Jim Mattis issued his farewell Monday as he turned over his duties to Deputy DefSec Patrick Shanahan. Mattis urged DoD personnel to “keep the faith in our country and hold fast, alongside our allies, aligned against our foes.”

Two Days In: Stocks Falling, No Progress Apparent

F-35C JSF formation

On the second day of the government shutdown the news is of little else, but still the Navy stood up its first F-35C squadron.