The Government Shutdown

Michael Ledford

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In United States politics, a government shutdown occurs when Congress fails to pass or the President fails to sign appropriations: legislation funding federal government operations and agencies.

This shutdown, over funding for a border wall, reached a milestone. It is the third longest on record without any end in sight. Parts of the US government shut down on December 22 after Donald Trump and Democratic politicians fought over the president’s request for five billion dollars in funding for a wall on the US-Mexico border, a demand Democrats oppose. Donald Trump wants Mexico to pay for the wall; however, many people do not know how they will.

A lot of people think this five billion dollars could be better spent somewhere else. Many think the money should be spent on people who need help.

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