In Primetime Addresses, Trump and Democrats Show No Progress Toward Ending Shutdown

Government Executive | January 08, 2019

In Primetime Addresses, Trump and Democrats Show No Progress Toward Ending Shutdown
A pair of primetime addresses from the White House and Capitol Hill demonstrated Republicans and Democrats have made little progress in negotiating a conclusion to the partial government shutdown, which will enter its 19th day on Wednesday. President Trump used an Oval Office address to continue to press for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., responded in an address of their own to continue to call it wasteful and unnecessary. Both highlighted federal workers in their address: Trump to praise the work of Homeland Security Department employees whose demands he said formed the basis of his proposals, and Democratic congressional leaders to bemoan the casualties of shutdown politics.

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In the RFI, the Department solicited public input on the various business models and products offered by marketplace lenders to small businesses and consumers, the potential for marketplace lending to expand access to credit to underserved communities, and how the regulatory framework should evolve to support the safe growth of the industry.

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In the RFI, the Department solicited public input on the various business models and products offered by marketplace lenders to small businesses and consumers, the potential for marketplace lending to expand access to credit to underserved communities, and how the regulatory framework should evolve to support the safe growth of the industry.

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