It lasts for 22 days – this is longer than with Bill Clinton.
By January 12, the period of partial suspension of the work of the US government due to the lack of agreement on the budget reached 22 days. A new pause broke the previous record in the history of the “Shatdauns”: it continued under President Bill Clinton from December 16, 1995 to January 5, 1996.
About 800 thousand of 2.1 million state employees remain without wages. On January 11, the US Congress voted to pay backdated compensation to them – it will take place when funding is resumed.
The current “shatdaun” became the third with Donald Trump. As described in detail, this happens regularly due to the nature of the separation of powers in the United States.
The main reason for the current pause is the unwillingness of the Democrats to agree with Trump and to allocate more than $ 5 billion to build a wall on the border of the United States and Mexico. The president admitted that he could introduce a state of emergency and in this case to put almost $ 14 billion from the budget on the wall.