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Trump Admin Planning on Even Longer Shutdown

"Prudent management means planning and preparing for events without known end dates," an official told NBC News

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    The Trump administration wants to know what programs would be impacted if the government shutdown continues for weeks longer, a senior Office of Management Budget official has told NBC News.

    The administration has asked agency leaders to provide a list of programs that could be affected if the shutdown — already the longest in the U.S. history — goes on for weeks longer, the senior official said.

    The request was first reported by The Washington Post. Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told agency leaders he wants to know what high-impact programs would be jeopardized if the shutdown lasts into March or even April, and he wants the list by no later than Friday, the newspaper reported, citing people familiar with the directive.