U.S. Judge Blocks Atlantic Seismic Oil Permitting During Shutdown

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - A federal court judge on Friday ruled that the federal government cannot process seismic testing permits for offshore oil drilling during the ongoing government shutdown, dealing a blow Trump administration's energy agenda. Judge Richard Gergel of the U.S. District Court in South Carolina issued the decision in response to … [Read more...]

U.S. Homeland Security Chief Seeks Pay for Coast Guard as Service Members Miss First Paycheck

WASHINGTON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said on Tuesday she was working with the White House and Congress to pass legislation to fund the Coast Guard so that its workers could get paid even amid the partial government shutdown. "Like the other branches of the U.S. military, active duty @USCG should be paid for their service and … [Read more...]

U.S. Government Shutdown Drags Into Fourth Week Amid Stalemate

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday rejected a Republican call for temporarily reopening shuttered U.S. government agencies to encourage negotiations with Democrats over border security issues, as a partial government shutdown limped through its 24th day. About one-quarter of federal government operations have been shut down by … [Read more...]

Partial Government Shutdown Impacting Federal Maritime Commission, National Maritime Center Operations

The partial shutdown of the U.S. government is impacting operations as key maritime agencies and offices across the country. President Trump has warned of a “very long” shutdown as he pushes Republican-led Congress for new funds for a border wall. As a result, the Federal Maritime Commission has closed as of Wednesday due to the lapse in appropriations. With the … [Read more...]

Trump Threatens ‘Very Long’ U.S. Government Shutdown

By Ginger Gibson, Roberta Rampton and Susan Heavey WASHINGTON, Dec 21 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday threatened a "very long" government shutdown just hours ahead of a midnight deadline, calling on the Senate to pass spending legislation with his $5 billion demand for border wall funding and seeking to shift blame for a holiday showdown to … [Read more...]