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U.S. Government Shutdown

Alan Tenorio, Staff Writer

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It’s time to talk government shutdown ladies and gentlemen. President Donald Trump signed a bill on Friday, Jan. 25 to get the country out of history’s longest government shutdown to date. It lasted 35 days.

According to Jill Colvin, Lisa Mascaro and Zeke Miller’s article “ Longest shutdown over:Trump signs  bill to reopen government” around 800,000 government workers were affected and not getting their paychecks during the shutdown.

The shutdown happened because a dispute about the lack of funding for security along Mexico’s border.

If you are a bit confused, a government shutdown in a nutshell is when the government can’t seem to find an agreement to the financial budget for the year. This shutdown stemmed for a disagreement on border security and funding a border wall. According Colvin’s article, “The Senate first rejected a Republican plan Thursday reopening the government through September and giving Trump the 5.7 billion he’s demanded for building segments of that wall…”

Some airports had serious delays due to the shutdown and WCHS students were affected because their family members weren’t getting paid.

President Trump addressed the nation in his State of the Union address: “I am asking you to defend our very dangerous southern border out of love and devotion to our fellow citizens and to our country.”

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