USA government shuts down! Congress fails to pass spending bill

Jan 21, 2018, 00:09
USA government shuts down! Congress fails to pass spending bill

Even before the official deadline for Congress to keep the government open passed at 12:01 am Saturday, the White House had put out a statement blaming the shutdown on Democrats - "obstructionist losers".

Most Democrats opposed the bill because their efforts to include protections for hundreds of thousands of mostly young immigrants known as Dreamers had failed. It lasted for 16 days when many federal employees were forced to take leave of absence. Five conservative state Democrats voted for the spending measure.

Food inspections, federal law enforcement, airport security checks, and other vital services will continue, as will social security, other federal benefit programmes and military operations.

The U.S. government shuts down when the legislative branch and executive branch fail to pass legislation to appropriate funding for government agencies.

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In President Trump's view, "that is why we need to win more Republicans" in the mid-term elections. And it's true that Democrats see a political opportunity in the wake of the president's alleged comments at a White House immigration meeting last week.

The problem? That bill doesn't address a solution to protect undocumented immigrants who were brought here illegally as kids.

The US Senate has not approved the new funds necessary to finance the government ahead of midnight, and pushed the Donald Trump government towards a partial and indefinite shutdown. What does the government shutdown mean for the USA?

This is the first time in American history that the federal government has shut down when a single party controls both congressional chambers and the presidency. "We do not want a shutdown".

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"We will not negotiate the status of unlawful immigrants while Democrats hold our lawful citizens hostage over their reckless demands", Sanders said.

Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) said earlier Friday evening he wasn't sure if Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Schumer were talking about a potential deal.

The statement read: "Senate Democrats own the Schumer Shutdown".

Late Friday, President Donald Trump tweeted that the possibility of keeping the government open was "not looking great".

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