BREAKING NEWS Grand jury indicts 1 police officer in Breonna Taylor death Full Story
SEVERE WX : Fire Weather Watch View Alerts

Pelosi: 'I don't think we're headed for a shutdown'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dismisses the threat of a looming government shutdown later this month, positing that "I don't think anybody wants that."

Posted: Dec 6, 2019 4:10 AM
Updated: Dec 6, 2019 4:10 AM

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday dismissed the threat of a looming government shutdown later this month, positing that -- even in a divided Washington -- "I don't think anybody wants that."

"I don't think we're headed for a shutdown. I don't think anybody wants that," Pelosi told CNN's Jake Tapper during a CNN townhall. "I think the President and the Republicans learned in the last shutdown that it just wasn't -- there was not upside to it even though the President said, 'I'll take pride in shutting down the government.' "

"I don't think he's going to take pride in shutting it down again," she said.

Pelosi's comments come just 15 days before government funds expire on December 20, with the final sprint to avoid a shutdown overlapping with the House's high-profile impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. Earlier Thursday, Pelosi announced the House was proceeding with articles of impeachment, a historic step that is likely to make Trump the third President in US history to be impeached.

"Today, I am asking our chairmen to proceed with articles of impeachment," Pelosi said in a brief address outside her office.

"The President leaves us no choice but to act because he is trying to corrupt once again the election for his own benefit."

Still, Pelosi asserted Thursday night "we're on a good path" to avoid a shutdown and said Congress could produce a continuing resolution to keep the government funded through Christmas if longer-term spending discussions fall apart.

"But I hope we don't have to do that," she said. "But I don't think anybody wants to see a shutdown."

Trump previously presided over a record 35-day partial government shutdown before conceding to mounting pressure to reopen the government in January without funding for his campaign promise of building a wall on the US southern border.

Democrats maintained throughout the shutdown fight that they support border security measures, but not new funding for a border wall.

When the government closes, an average of about $275 million in compensation to federal employees is delayed per day, according to an analysis of agency staffing and pay data by CNN.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 793065

Reported Deaths: 15189
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2621336401
Riverside574821172
San Bernardino52873908
Orange523821150
San Diego45147765
Kern31572354
Fresno27843362
Sacramento21628383
Alameda20748390
Santa Clara20587299
San Joaquin20019421
Stanislaus16398339
Contra Costa16056201
Tulare15687256
Ventura12477146
Imperial11606314
San Francisco1086599
San Mateo9625144
Monterey956869
Santa Barbara8930110
Merced8820137
Kings753477
Sonoma7160120
Marin6613113
Solano619457
Madera442465
Placer350742
San Luis Obispo343827
Butte276940
Yolo276554
Santa Cruz22768
Sutter167910
Napa164113
San Benito131211
Yuba11307
El Dorado10744
Mendocino87518
Lassen7350
Shasta72414
Glenn5633
Nevada5246
Colusa5196
Tehama5134
Lake51211
Humboldt4896
Calaveras31114
Amador28616
Tuolumne2264
Inyo18714
Mono1652
Siskiyou1630
Del Norte1381
Mariposa752
Plumas500
Modoc250
Trinity150
Sierra60
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
Few Clouds
81° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 81°
Oroville
Clear
85° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 85°
Paradise
Few Clouds
81° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 81°
Chester
Clear
78° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 78°
Red Bluff
Clear
83° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 83°
Willows
Few Clouds
81° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 81°
Mild temperatures, breezy south winds, and improved air quality are ahead for your Wednesday. Coastal showers will be possible on Thursday, and then hot temperatures and high fire danger return for your weekend.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events