About the bill
Could government shutdowns become a thing of the past?
The latest government shutdown lasted 35 days, the longest shutdown in American history. President Trump wanted $5.7 billion for his border wall with Mexico, while House Democrats refused to appropriate more than the $1.2 billion requested by the White House early in 2018.
On January 25, President Trump agreed to sign legislation reopening the government for 21 days without any of the additional wall funding he had previously insisted on. This means that on February 15, yet another shutdown could be triggered if the President again decides he won’t sign legislation presented to him and if there are not enough votes to override his veto.
What if a trigger automatically kicked in at the time of funding ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Virginia. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jan 22, 2019
Length: 5 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on January 22, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
What legislators are saying
Jan 22, 2019
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S. 198 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 198. This is the one from the 116th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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Stop the Shutdowns Transferring Unnecessary Pain and Inflicting Damage In The coming Years Act, S. 198, 116th Cong. (2019).
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