Government Shutdown

Lincoln+memorial+in+Washington%2C+D.C.+is+closed+due+to+the+partial+government+shutdown.+All+of+the+national+parks+are+currently+closed+or+have+little+to+no+staff+employed.+
Back to Article
Back to Article

Government Shutdown

Lincoln memorial in Washington, D.C. is closed due to the partial government shutdown. All of the national parks are currently closed or have little to no staff employed.

Lincoln memorial in Washington, D.C. is closed due to the partial government shutdown. All of the national parks are currently closed or have little to no staff employed.

Lincoln memorial in Washington, D.C. is closed due to the partial government shutdown. All of the national parks are currently closed or have little to no staff employed.

Lincoln memorial in Washington, D.C. is closed due to the partial government shutdown. All of the national parks are currently closed or have little to no staff employed.

Alex Johnson

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The United States Government shutdown at midnight on Dec 22. Therefore causing conflict in the US government officials and other US Citizens.

“More than 420,000 federal workers would have to work without pay, according to a report from the Senate Appropriation Committee. An additional 380,000 would be furloughed-meaning sent home without pay-the committee estimated.”  – CBSnew.com said.

Due to the shutdown, many workers of the government are forced to go on “vacation” causing a significant amount of revenue loss for every family. To redeem money the government must agree on the federal budget, in order for the government to resume normal operations President Donald Trump, House of Representatives, and the Senate must come to an agreement.

“President Trump is demanding that Congress include $5.7 billion for a wall along the southern border, saying it is needed to keep undocumented immigrants from crossing into the U.S. illegally and has refused to consider any appropriations that do not include that demand. The shutdown began at midnight on Dec. 22, as Democrats, who now have the majority in the U.S. House and have had enough members in the U.S. Senate to block such a demand, have offered $1.6 billion for border security but no funding for a wall, saying it is too expensive, ineffective and unnecessary.”- Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press

President Trump and the Democrats must come to the common ground in order to bring the government back. Whether that money goes toward border security or goes toward building a barrier on the border. Nothing can be fixed until there is an agreement. Trump can cancel out the stalemate by using national emergency.,”- Steve Inskeep, NPR News

“U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened to use emergency powers to bypass Congress and get billions of dollars to pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, as a partial U.S. government shutdown over the issue stretched into its twentieth day.”

A national emergency is a tactic President Trump can use to collect money from a third party to get money to fund the wall and not have to go through the US House of Representatives and Senate. Former President Obama used a national emergency to open hospitals to tend to ill citizens with swine flu when the government was shut down.

“I personally don’t think it’s successfully doing anything and it’s not gonna be effective in any way.” Dreu Codallo, 12, said.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email