Government Shutdown Becomes Longest In U.s. History

A partial U.S. government shutdown over President Donald Trump's demand for $5.7 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border entered its 22nd day on Saturday, making it the longest shuttering of federal agencies in U.S. history, with no end in sight.

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  • Government shutdown | NBC News
    The Longest Shutdown. After an impasse between President Donald Trump and Congress over a border wall, large portions of the government lost their funding and had to close.
    03/22/2019 - 7:00 pm | View Website
  • Government shutdowns in the United States
    Government shutdowns, in United States politics, refer to a funding gap period that causes a full or partial shutdown of federal government operations and agencies. They are caused when there is a failure to pass a funding legislation to finance the government for its next fiscal year or a temporary funding measure. Ever since a 1980 interpretation of the 1884 Antideficiency Act, a “lapse of ...
    03/22/2019 - 6:28 am | View Website
  • Trump Signs Spending Bill, Ending Longest Government ...
    The spending bill, which President Trump signed late Friday, sets the stage for whirlwind talks to bridge deep disagreements between Democrats and Republicans on immigration policy.
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  • Government Shutdown
    6:14 PM ET Fri, 15 Feb 2019. Democrats signaled a protracted fight — both on Capitol Hill and in the court system — to challenge Trump's national emergency declaration.
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  • 2013 United States federal government shutdown
    From October 1 to October 17, 2013, the United States federal government entered a shutdown and curtailed most routine operations because neither legislation appropriating funds for fiscal year 2014 nor a continuing resolution for the interim authorization of appropriations for fiscal year 2014 was enacted in time. Regular government operations resumed October 17 after an interim ...
    03/18/2019 - 6:43 pm | View Website
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