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File #: 181506    Version:
Type: Resolution-Immediate Adoption Status: Passed
File created: 1/14/2019 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 1/14/2019
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution urging the President and the United States Congress to act quickly to end the on-going Federal government shutdown.
Sponsors: COMMON COUNCIL
Indexes: FEDERAL LEGISLATION
Attachments: 1. 173306-181506 SUB1 RES Federal government shutdown.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
1/25/20190 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
1/14/20190 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTED

Minutes note: The entire Common Council was made sponsor of this file.
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IMMEDIATE ADOPTION

Number
181506
Version
SUBSTITUTE 1
Reference

Sponsor
THECOMMON COUNCIL
Title
Substitute resolution urging the President and the United States Congress to act quickly to end the on-going Federal government shutdown.
Analysis
This resolution expresses the City of Milwaukee’s concern for the welfare of those who are suffering from the on-going Federal government shutdown and urges the President of the United States and the United States Congress to act quickly to pass legislation ending the shutdown. The City Clerk shall send copies of this resolution to the President of the United States and all members of Wisconsin's Congressional delegation.
Body
Whereas, On December 22, 2018, the President of the United States and the United States Congress failed to agree on the timely appropriation of sufficient funds for the 2019 fiscal year or a temporary continuing resolution , resulting in a shutdown of Federal government offices and services that continues to this day; and

Whereas, The Federal government shutdown has furloughed hundreds of thousands of government employees, leaving them facing the uncertainty of lost wages, while thousands of “essential” government workers have been required to continue to work without compensation; and

Whereas, The closure of Federal offices and loss of funding has caused hundreds of government-backed programs to completely cease operations; and

Whereas, The shutdown has halted the issuance of small business loans and permits needed by local businesses to maintain and expand operations, and has interfered with hiring by closing down employee verification systems; and

Whereas, The Internal Revenue Service has been largely shuttered, leaving significant doubt as to whether tax refunds will be processed in a timely manner...

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