Monday, January 9, 2019
CNN -- The White House says not to worry, tax refunds will go out during the government shutdown.
Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget Russell Vought told reporters Monday that the administration is working to make the shutdown "as painless as possible."
The announcement is a reversal of a long-standing policy to withhold refunds during shutdowns.
Parts of the government shut down December 22nd after failure to reach a spending deal that includes $5 billion for President Trump's long-promised border wall.
No end is in sight for the shutdown yet and Trump says he's not willing to bend.
Neither, apparently, are house Democrats.
He plans to give a primetime public address to the nation about the border wall on Tuesday.