Government shutdown fears prompt cancellation of first family's vacation
April 8th, 2011
06:34 PM ET

Government shutdown fears prompt cancellation of first family's vacation

(WASHINGTON) CNN–As last minute negotiations continue to avert a government shutdown set for midnight Friday, the first family has cancelled a planned weekend getaway to Williamsburg, VA. The White House announced late Friday afternoon that “The President will remain in Washington, DC this weekend as he continues to work with Congressional leaders to reach an agreement on the budget. The First Family’s trip to Williamsburg has been postponed.”  Williamsburg is 150 miles south of Washington, DC and was the 17th century capital of the colony of Virginia.  In 2005, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip visited the area to commemorate the founding of nearby Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in America.


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