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Government Shutdown Becomes Longest Federal Closure In US History

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Government Shutdown Becomes Longest Federal Closure In US History

Government Shutdown Becomes Longest Federal Closure In US History

We are now in the 22nd day of the partial government shutdown and there is little to no sign of it coming to an end.

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The latest government shutdown is now the longest closure in U.S. history. The previous record for the longest shutdown occurred during Bill Clinton’s presidency. That one lasted from December 15, 1995, all the way to January 6, 1996.

President Trump has made it clear that he won’t budge until he gets what he wants from Democratic lawmakers; a plan in place which includes funds, $5.7 billion to be exact for a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

The shutdown has furloughed 380,000 federal workers and forced an additional 420,000 to work without pay. Trump seemed to sympathize with those Americans who have been affected by this and publicly shared their struggles. He said he could “relate” and also encouraged them to “adjust” until a deal is made.

At this point, there is no telling when the government shutdown will be lifted, but Trump is getting impatient and is even willing to declare a national emergency to get his wall up.

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