New government shutdown looms as negotiations break down – live news

A government shutdown is less than a week away as congressional negotiators have reached an impasse

2.18pm GMT

Congressman Walter Jones died Sunday at the age of 76.

The iconoclastic North Carolina Republican had been in hospice care.

1.58pm GMT

Articles of impeachment will not be brought against Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax this morning.

Delegate Patrick Hope, a Democrat from Northern Virginia, who initially promised to start the impeachment process today after Fairfax faced two allegations of s****l assault, is now holding back.

Yesterday I sent draft language to my colleagues on the first step of an impeachment action regarding the Lt. Governor. There has been an enormous amount of sincere and thoughtful feedback which has led to additional conversations that need to take place before anything is filed.

We owe it to all parties involved- especially the victims- to make sure that we have thought through every option the General Assembly has. That’s what these conversations are for- so we can build more consensus on a path forward.

I believe Dr. Vanessa Tyson and Meredith Watson. I promise that my work on this issue will be tireless until we have a process and outcome that treats these women with the respect they deserve going forward.

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Source: The Guardian
New government shutdown looms as negotiations break down – live news