Saturday, January 20, 2018

US shutdown begins as Senate fails to pass new budget

Senate fails to pass new budget
The United States Senate on Friday night failed to approve the new funds necessary to finance the government past midnight, pushing it towards a partial and indefinite shutdown.

The budget proposal presented by the Republicans got more votes in favor (50) than against (48), but they were insufficient to approve funds which required the support of 60 senators.

1 comment :

  1. In response, the White House accused Democrats of holding "lawful citizens hostage over their reckless demands".
    "They put politics above our national security, military families, vulnerable children, and our country's ability to serve all Americans", spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said.


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